Professor Meenakshi Jolly, MD

Professor Meenakshi Jolly, MD

Rush University Medical Center

Meenakshi Jolly is the Director of the Rush Lupus Clinic and Attending Physician at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Associate Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship Program at Rush Medical College. Professor Jolly received her medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, her fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Chicago and has also received a master’s degree in health studies from the University of Chicago. She served as Section Chief of Rheumatology at Christ Medical Center, University of Illinois prior to joining Rush Medical Center.

Professor Jolly serves on the medical Advisory Board and Board of Directors of the Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter, and on the Physician Advisory Council of the Lupus Research Institute. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the Arthritis Foundation, the International Society of Quality of Life, Society of Behavioral Medicine and the Central Society of Clinical Research.

She is engaged in investigator-initiated, collaborative lupus research and clinical trials. Her research interests include identification of lupus biomarkers, psychosocial aspects (body image and sexual health) of lupus and patient-reported health outcomes (including quality of life measures). Her work has been published in journals such as Annals of Rheumatic Disease, Arthritis & Rheumatism, Journal of Rheumatology and Lupus.


Grant/Research: GlaxoSmithKline, Lupus Foundation, The Binding Site
Consultant/Advisor: GlaxoSmithKline, Medimmune

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