Professor Richard A. Furie, MD

Professor Richard A. Furie, MD

Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, New York,
United States

Richard Furie is Chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Allergy-Clinical Immunology at North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System, New York, and Professor of Medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. He is a rheumatologist whose activities, for several decades, have focused on patient care, physician education and clinical research in the area of anti-rheumatic drug development. He directs The Program in Novel Therapeutics—the Health System’s clinical research programme in musculoskeletal disease. He also directs the hospital’s SLE and Autoimmune Disease Treatment Center, which has become internationally recognised for its role in the development of new therapies for SLE.

Regarded as one the senior rheumatologists in the New York metropolitan area, Professor Furie has been on the Boards of Directors of the local chapters of the Arthritis Foundation and the Lupus Alliance of America and is a member of the Medical-Scientific Advisory Council of the Lupus Foundation of America as well as its Lupus News Editorial Board. He also is on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the SLE Foundation as well as the Alliance for Lupus Research Scientific Advisory Board. Professor Furie has served on many committees of the American College of Rheumatology and is currently serving on the College’s Board of Directors.

Professor Furie is a member of the Lupus Academy Steering Committee and has been involved in the planning and development of the 4th Annual Meeting programme and materials.

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