ABOUT THE EXPERT

Alan L. Epstein,

MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Attending Physician and Chief of Rheumatology
Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Alan L. Epstein, MD, is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an attending physician and chief of rheumatology at Pennsylvania Hospital, both in Philadelphia, where he has a private practice in clinical rheumatology.

Dr Epstein received his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in CT and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in MA. He did an internship, medical residency, and chief medical residency at Montefiore Medical Center in NY. Dr Epstein completed his rheumatology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY.

He is a past president of the Philadelphia Rheumatism Society and a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). Dr Epstein previously served on the Professional Development Committee of the ACR and currently serves on the Affiliate Society Council of the ACR. He received the 2010 Joseph Hollander Award from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation for excellence in rheumatology.

Dr Epstein’s past research interests have included drug-induced lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus, and osteoporosis. He lectures widely in the areas of immunology, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, osteoporosis, biosimilars, and anti-inflammatory therapy.

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