Professor Andrea Doria, MD

Professor Andrea Doria, MD

University of Padova,
Italy

Andrea Doria is Professor of Rheumatology, Director of the Academic Postgraduate School of Rheumatology and Head of the Unit of Connective Tissue Disease and Rare Rheumatic Diseases, School of Medicine, University of Padova. Professor Doria received his medical degree and qualification in rheumatology from the University of Padova. He currently is a Council member of the Italian Society of Rheumatology (SIR) and he was Council member of SIR (2007–2010) and of the Italian College of Rheumatology (CRO) (1999–2005). He is also a member of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).

Professor Doria has organised over 10 international conferences on autoimmunity and was involved as “expert” in the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Standing Committee for the development of clinical and therapeutic recommendations: (1) EULAR recommendations for the management of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)—Assessment of the SLE patient (2008–2009); (2) EULAR recommendations for the management of SLE Part II—Neuropsychiatric disease (2008–2009); (3) Joint European League Against Rheumatism and European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (EULAR/ERA-EDTA) recommendations for the management of adult and paediatric lupus nephritis (2012).

Professor Doria is on the Editorial Boards of several rheumatology and immunology journals, including Lupus, Autoimmunity, Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, Autoimmunity Reviews, Journal of Autoimmunity, Experimental Biology and Medicine, Rheumatology Reports, Journal Autoimmunity Highlights and Reumatismo (the official journal of SIR). He has authored over 250 ISI publications on SLE and other connective tissue diseases. These include clinical studies describing new manifestations or subgroups of autoimmune disorders, prognostic risk factors, diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions as well as immunochemical studies that evaluate autoantibodies, epitopes and complementary epitopes of autoantigens. In addition, he has authored and co-authored three books, over 90 book chapters and conference proceedings, and over 200 abstracts to national and international conferences.
Professor Doria has a longstanding experience in the clinical management of patients with connective tissue disease. The unit in which he works is a tertiary referral rheumatology centre (within Italy) for the diagnosis and management of patients affected with systemic connective tissue diseases. In addition, he has expertise in the management and follow-up of pregnant patients with systemic rheumatic diseases. Professor Doria has also trained over 30 students in rheumatology.

Professor Doria is Programme Director and co-Chairman of the Lupus Academy (2015) and has been involved in the planning and development of the 4th Annual Meeting programme and materials.

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