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Meet Our Team

Roberto Caricchio, MD

Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Myles J. McDonough Chair in Rheumatology
Professor of Medicine

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Elena Gkrouzman, MD, MS, RhMSUS

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Mehdi Rashighi, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Director, Connective Tissue Disease Clinic & Research Center

Jahan Montague, MD 
Associate Professor of Medicine

Vijay K. Vangury, MD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Director of Renal Pathology
Chief of Anatomic Pathology

LupUS Support Group
Ruth Wilson

Scientists Conducting Lupus Research at UMass

Division of Rheumatology
Ann Marshak-Rothstein, PhD
Kerstin Nundel, PhD
Roberto Caricchio, MD

Division of Innate Immunity
Stefania Gallucci, MD
Kate Fitzgerald, PhD

Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Zaida G. Ramirez-Ortiz, PhD 

Department of Dermatology
John Harris, MD, PhD
Mehdi Rashighi, MD
Jillian Richmond, PhD
Manuel Garber, PhD

Research Coordinators

Mohan Pahari
Chelsea Boateng
Tanimul Islam

Our team of physicians includes specialists from Rheumatology, Dermatology, and Nephrology that work closely together with the patient to formulate a plan of care that is evidence-based and tailored to the patient’s life goals.