Professor Eliosa Bonfá, MD, PhD

Professor Eliosa Bonfá, MD, PhD

University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo,
Brazil

Eloisa Bonfá is the Physician-in-Chief of the Rheumatology Division of São Paulo Medical School, the largest tertiary referral center for autoimmune rheumatic disorders of Latin America, where she was re-elected as the Clinical Director for 4 years.

Professor Bonfá’s main clinical and research interest is systemic lupus erythematosus and autoimmunity, with relevant contribution in the field of autoantibodies and original contribution regarding the association of anti-ribosomal P antibodies with psychiatric manifestation of lupus and the first “in vitro” _demonstration of the arrhythmogenic potential of purified Ro/ SSA antibodies. She also has described the association of anti-ribosomal P antibodies and lupus membranous nephritis. More recently she has published several papers on vaccine immunogenicity and safety in autoimmune disorders.

She graduated at the University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil and she undertook specialist training in Rheumatology in the same University followed by a 4 year rheumatology research fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA, under the supervision of Professor Keith Elkon. She has published almost 300 original papers indexed in PubMed and several book chapters.

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