Professor Dr Matthias Schneider, MD, PhD

Professor Dr Matthias Schneider, MD, PhD

Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf

Matthias Schneider is Head of Rheumatology in the Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetology, and Rheumatology at Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf, where he has been a Professor since 1994. He received his MD after training at the Westphalian-Wilhelms-University in Münster. He has qualifications in internal medicine, rheumatology, physical therapy, and endocrinology.

Professor Schneider is Medical Advisor to the Board of the German Lupus Erythematosus Self Help Group. From 1999–2003 he was co-Chairman of the ACR Committee ‘Lupus Response’. He has also served as Chairman of the German Cooperation Multipurpose Arthritis Centres (2002–2010), as a Board Member of the German Society of Rheumatology (since 2005), and as a Committee member for ‘The (European League Against Rheumatism) EU LAR Lupus Guideline’ (since 2005). He is also Head of the Advisory Panel and Medical Advisor to LUPUS EU ROPE .

Professor Schneider’s main research interests are systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatology, and rheumatic diseases. He has a particular interest in the early diagnosis, and the validity of different imaging techniques for identifying and monitoring disease progression. He also studies gender-specific consequences for patients with rheumatoid arthritis or SLE in the work place. He has published over 99 papers in rheumatology and lupus.


Grant/Research: GlaxoSmithKline & UC B
Consultant/Advisor: GlaxoSmithKline, UC B & Suppremol GmbH
Speakers’ Bureau: GlaxoSmithKline, UC B

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