Michael D. Lockshin, M.D.
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Michael D. Lockshin, M.D.


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Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


Dr. Michael Lockshin graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School; he did his residencies at Second (Cornell) Medical Service at Bellevue Hospital and Memorial-Sloan Kettering Hospital, and his rheumatology fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital. A member of the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and a staff rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Hospital from the 1970s to 1989, he became Extramural Director, then Acting Director of the NIH’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in 1989.

He returned to Hospital for Special Surgery in April of 1997, and is now the director of the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease at Hospital for Special Surgery and professor of medicine and obstetrics-gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is the author of nearly 300 research papers, book chapters, and books, most on the topic of lupus, pregnancy, antiphospholipid syndrome, and sex differences in disease. From 2005-2010 he was Editor-in-Chief of Arthritis & Rheumatism, rheumatology's premier journal.

His latest book, co-authored with his patient, Alida Brill, and entitled Dancing at the River's Edge: A Patient and her Doctor Negotiate Life with Chronic Illness, is a memoir about their shared experience in treating her autoimmune disease.




Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Various national offices, national and international visiting professorships
Institute of Medicine Committee
"Best Doctors in New York," New York Magazine, 2010




Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Professor of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Attending Physician - Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1963
  • A.B., Harvard University, 1959


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