The Steering Committee

Andrea Doria

Professor Andrea Doria, MD

University of Padua,

Andrea Doria is Professor of Rheumatology and Head of the Rheumatology Unit and Unit of Connective Tissue Disease and Rare Rheumatic Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Padua, Italy. He is also Director of Postgraduate School on Rheumatology of University of Padua.

Professor Doria received his medical degree and qualification in Rheumatology from the University of Padua. He was Council member of the Italian College of Rheumatology (CRO) between 1999 and 2005 and a Council member of the Italian Society of Rheumatology (SIR) from 2007 to 2010 and from 2013 to 2015 and from 2018 to 2020. In 2016 he founded the European Lupus Society (SLEuro) and was the first President of the Executive Committee.

Professor Doria has organised over ten 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. In 2016 he founded the European Lupus Society (SLEuro) and was the first President of the Executive Committee. He was the Chair of the 10th European Lupus Meeting, held in Venice (Italy) 5–8th October 2016, and he will be the Chair of the 14th International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus which will be held in Venice (Italy) from 6th to 9th October 2021.

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 Italian Society of Rheumatology).

He has authored over 400 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.

Professor Doria has long-standing experience of the clinical management of patients with connective tissue diseases. 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 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 35 students in Rheumatology.



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