Jill P. BuyonMD
Jill P. Buyon, MD, has been appointed director of the Division of Rheumatology. Dr. Buyon is currently a professor of medicine at the School of Medicine and director of the Lupus Center. She is only the third Rheumatology Division director since 1974, succeeding Gerald Weissmann, MD, and Steven B. Abramson, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine and senior vice president and vice dean for education, faculty and academic affairs.
An internationally recognized rheumatologist and leading translational physician investigator, Dr. Buyon is the recipient of an NIH Merit award, and has been continuously NIH funded since 1994, focusing on bench to bedside studies in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In that same year she established, in cooperation with the NIH, the U.S. Research Registry for Neonatal Lupus, which currently comprises the largest database in the world on this rare disease.