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Kimberly Frances Lakin, MD, MS

Rheumatology

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Biographical Info

Dr. Kimberly Lakin specializes in the care of patients with various rheumatic conditions including systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), Raynaud’s phenomenon, mixed connective tissue disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, and others, and has a particular interest in systemic sclerosis. Dr. Lakin is also actively involved as an investigator in numerous clinical and translational studies focusing on systemic sclerosis.

Dr. Lakin received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia. She attended medical school at Georgetown University where she graduated cum laude. She completed residency training in internal medicine at Northwestern University and her rheumatology fellowship training at HSS. Additionally, she received her master's degree in clinical and translational research from Weill Cornell Medicine.

Currently, she conducts clinical and translational research in systemic sclerosis, with a focus on testing novel therapeutics, improving trial outcome measurement tools, and determining predictive patient factors that may assist with personalized disease management. She has received funding and recognition for her research including the Rheumatology Research Foundation Resident Research Preceptorship Award, the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium Young Investigator Award, and the Scleroderma Foundation New Investigator Grant.

Honors and Awards

• Charles L. Christian Award for Excellence in Musculoskeletal Research, 2020
• Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium, Travel Award, 2020
• Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium, Young Investigator Award, 2019
• Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2013
• Scleroderma Foundation New Investigator Grant, 2020

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology)
Clinical Expertise
Scleroderma
Raynaud Phenomenon
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
Myositis
Inflammatory Arthritis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Sjogren's Syndrome
Vasculitis
Skin Biopsy
Intra-Articular Injection
Education 
  • M.S.
    Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University
    2020
  • M.D.
    Georgetown University School of Medicine
    2014
  • B.S.
    University of Virginia
    2010
Appointments 
  • Assistant Attending Physician
    Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Assistant Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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