Professor Roger A. Levy, MD, PhD

Professor Roger A. Levy, MD, PhD

The State University of Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil

Roger Levy is Associate Professor of Rheumatology at The State University of Rio de Janeiro. Graduating from medical school at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1986, he subsequently completed a fellowship programme at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell Medical College, New York in 1989 and received his PhD in Biological Sciences from the Biophysics Institute – Immunology, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1994. That same year he joined the staff at State University Hospital and started the pregnancy clinic dedicated to patients with rheumatic conditions.

Professor Levy holds positions on a number of Editorial Boards including the journals of Arthritis and Rheumatology, Arthritis Care and Research, Clinical Rheumatology, Lupus, Lupus Science & Medicine, Seminars of Arthritis and Rheumatism, Rheumatology, Autoimmunity Reviews and The Brazilian Journal of Rheumatology (of which he is a former Editor). He was the Scientific Director of the XXV Brazilian Congress of Rheumatology and chaired the 2nd Latin American Congress of Autoimmunity (Rio de Janeiro, 2006). Professor Levy is past-President of the Rio de Janeiro Rheumatology Society (2007–2008) and is currently the Scientific Director. He has coordinated the Vasculitis and Thrombophilias Committee of the Brazilian Society of Rheumatology since 2009 and chaired the extremely successful XIV International Antiphospholipid Congress (APLA) and IV Latin American Congress of Autoimmunity (LACA) that was held in Rio de Janeiro in September 2013 for almost 700 attendees.

Professor Levy’s research is based around the clinical and immunologic aspects of systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome and pregnancy in rheumatic patients. He has published 100 articles in medical journals, over 200 abstracts, two books, 20 book chapters and has lectured in many countries.

Professor Levy is 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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