Professor Imad Uthman, MD, MPH, FRCP

Professor Imad Uthman, MD, MPH, FRCP

American University of Beirut

Imad Uthman is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Head of the division of Rheumatology, at the Faculty of Medicine and Medical Centre of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He received his MD from the American University of Beirut in 1988, before qualifying in internal medicine and then specialising in rheumatology. He also spent time as a Rheumatology Fellow at Notre Dame Hospital, Montreal, Canada, returning to his alma mater in 1995.

Professor Uthman is on the Editorial Boards of Rheumatology and of Letter to Editor: Rheumatology. He is President of the Lebanese Society of Rheumatology, and sits on his institution’s Biomedical Review Board.

Professor Uthman’s major research interests include the study of antiphospholipid syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), biologic therapies in rheumatic diseases, vasculitis, paediatric rheumatology, and the clinical characteristics of rheumatic diseases in Lebanon. His broader interests include work on the human leukocyte antigen profile of patients with Behcet’s Disease, and establishment of a serum bank for patients with connective tissue diseases. His clinical interests revolve around personalised healthcare and predicting which patients may benefit from certain treatments to avoid them having to try several therapies before finding one that works for them. He is the author of over 80 publications on various aspects of SLE, lupus, and the rheumatic diseases in leading international rheumatology journals.


Grant/Research: Roche & MSD
Speakers’ Bureau: Roche, Jansen Cilag & Abbott.

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