ABOUT THE EXPERT
George C. Tsokos,
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
George C. Tsokos, MD, is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. His laboratory has led the field of molecular abnormalities on immune cells in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and has identified previously unknown pathways that have served as the basis for novel treatments currently in various phases of development. More recently, he has launched studies to decipher the interaction between immune and kidney resident cells and to identify local processes that enable renal injury.
Dr Tsokos has served in various leadership positions, including president of the Clinical Immunology Society, the member of the boards of directors for the American College of Rheumatology and the Lupus Foundation of America, member or chair of multiple federal study sections, and editor or member of the editorial boards for top scientific journals.
He holds a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health and has received several prestigious awards, including the Kirkland, Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize, and Evelyn V. Hess awards; the Distinguished Basic Investigator Award from the American College of Rheumatology; the Lupus Insight Prize from the Lupus Research Alliance; the Carol Nachman Prize for Rheumatology; and the Dr. Marian Ropes Physician Achievement Award. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology.