Professor Eloisa Bonfá MD, PhD

Professor Eloisa Bonfá MD, PhD

University of São Paulo Medical School
Brazil

Professor Eloisa Bonfá is the Physician-in-Chief of the Rheumatology Division of the University of São Paulo, the largest tertiary referral center for autoimmune rheumatic disorders of Latin America. She was also elected Clinical Director of the same Hospital for 4 years. Graduating from the University of São Paulo Medical School, Professor Bonfá undertook specialist training in Rheumatology in the same University, followed by 4 years Rheumatology research fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, under the supervision of Professor Keith Elkon.

Professor Bonfá’s main clinical and research interest is systemic lupus erythematosus and autoimmunity with contributions in the field of autoantibodies, the association of anti-ribosomal P antibodies with psychiatric manifestation of lupus and the first in vitro demonstration of the arrhythmogenic potential of purified Ro/SSA antibodies. More recently, she has described the association of anti-ribosomal P antibodies and lupus membranous nephritis and published several papers on autoimmune disorders and influenza vaccine. She has published more than 150 original papers and several book chapters.

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