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Alan L. Epstein, MD:

Dr. Epstein is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  He is an attending physician and chief of the rheumatology section at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, where he has a private practice in clinical rheumatology.

Dr. Epstein received his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine.  He did an internship, medical residency, and chief medical residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.  Dr. Epstein did his rheumatology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Epstein is a past president of the Philadelphia Rheumatism Society.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology.  Dr. Epstein served on the Professional Development Committee of the ACR and serves on the Affiliate Society Council of the ACR.  He received the 2010 Joseph  Hollander  award from the Pennsylvania chapter of the Arthritis Foundation for excellence in rheumatology.

Dr. Epstein’s past research interests have included drug-induced lupus, systemic lupus, and osteoporosis.  He lectures widely in the areas of immunology, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, osteoporosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, biosimilars, and anti-inflammatory therapy.

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