Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, New York
Richard Furie, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at Northwell Health, is a Rheumatologist whose activities for the last 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, Northwell Health System’s clinical research program 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 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Regarded as one of the senior Rheumatologists in the New York metropolitan area, Professor Furie has served as a volunteer for the local chapters of the Arthritis Foundation and the Lupus Alliance, the Lupus Foundation of America, the SLE Foundation, the Lupus Research Alliance, and Lupus Therapeutics. For 20 years he served on many committees of the American College of Rheumatology and was named a Master of the College in 2018. Although often featured as a speaker at national and international conferences, Professor Furie’s favourite educational venue is at home with his colleagues and trainees.