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Lou Bridges, MD, Rheumatology, New York, NY, Hospital for Special Surgery


Rheumatology New York, NY

Rheumatoid Arthritis & Related

Physician-in-Chief, Chair of Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery. Director of Rheumatology, Weill Cornell Medical College. Past President, Rheumatology Research Foundation

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Education & Training

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    University of Alabama at BirminghamPh.D., Microbiology, 1995
  • University of Alabama Hospital
    University of Alabama HospitalFellowship, Rheumatology, 1988 - 1991
  • University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals
    University of Texas Medical Branch HospitalsResidency, Internal Medicine, 1984 - 1988
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine
    Louisiana State University School of MedicineClass of 1984
  • University of Notre Dame
    University of Notre DameB.S., Preprofessional Studies, 1980

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2021 - Present
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2020 - 2023
  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 1988 - 2022
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1986 - 1992
  • LA State Medical License
    LA State Medical License 1984 - 2022
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Rheumatology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award UAB School of Public Health, 2012
  • The Max Cooper Award for Research Excellence, Department of Medicine University of Alabama, 2008
  • Fellow (FACP) American College of Physicians, 2003
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Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Socioeconomic disparities in the health of African-Americans RA patients from the Southeastern USA  
    Baldassari AR, Cleveland RJ, Jonas BL, Conn DL, Moreland LW, Bridges SL Jr., Callahan LF, Arthritis Care Res, 1/22/2014
  • Inhibition of terminal fucosylation reshapes human and mouse M1 macrophages and suppresses collagen II-induced arthritis  
    Li J, Hsu HC, Ding Y, Li H, Wu Q, Yang P, Luo B, Rowse AL, Spalding DM, Bridges SL Jr., Mountz JD, Arthritis Rheumatol, 1/16/2014
  • Caspase-12 and rheumatoid arthritis in African-Americans  
    Marshall L, Obaidullah M, Fuchs T, Fineberg NS, Brinkley G, Mikuls TR, Bridges SL Jr. Hermel E, Immunogenetics, 1/11/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Toward Personalized Medicine in Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Search for Biomarkers of Treatment Response. Bilka Visiting Lecturer 
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN - 1/27/2014
  • Treatment Efficacy and Toxicity in Rheumatoid Arthritis Database and Repository (TETRAD). Invited Speaker 
    NIH Campus, Building 31, Room 6C6, Bethesda, MD - 1/15/2013
  • The Role of Genetics in the Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis and its Response to Treatment. Visiting Professor 
    Changsha, China - 1/12/2013
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Hospital Affiliations