The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) provides strategic guidance and direction for AARDA programs and plays a key role in guiding and prioritizing AARDA’s research efforts.


Chair, Scientific Advisory Board

Betty Diamond, M. D.
Center Head
Department of Autoimmune Diseases
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Chairman Emeritus

Noel R. Rose, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Board Members 

Frank C. Arnett, M.D.
University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Professor Jean-François Bach, M.D., D.Sc.
Secrétaire perpétuel
Academie des Sciences

Patrizio Caturegli, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology, Endocrinology, and Pathology
Director, Center for Autoimmune Disease Research
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Nicholas Chiorazzi, M.D.
Investigator and Head
The Karches Center for CLL Research
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Professor Maurizio Cutolo, M.D.
Professor of Rheumatology
Director Research Laboratory and Division of Rheumatology
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Genova

Luis A. Diaz, M.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Dermatology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Robert A. Eisenberg, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
Division of Rheumatology
Department of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

M. Eric Gershwin, M.D., M.A.C.P., M.A.C.R.
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
The Jack and Donald Chia Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology
University of California at Davis

Bevra H. Hahn, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Chief of Rheumatology
Department of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles

Steven A. Krilis, Ph.D.
Department of Immunology, Allergy, and Infectious Disease
The St. George Hospital

Parviz Lalezari, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Department of Pathology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Ian Reay Mackay, A.M., M.D., F.A.A.
Professor (Honorary)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Monash University

Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., Sc.D.
Founding Dean
School of Public Health
Hunter College

Michelle Petri, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University

Robert Phillips, Ph.D.
Center for Coping

Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld, M.D.
Head: Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases
Sheba Medical Center
(Affiliated to Tel-Aviv University)

Yaron Tomer, M.D., FACP
Anita and Jack Saltz Chair in Diabetes Research
Professor and University Chair, Department of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Professor Dr. Hartmut Wekerle
Department of Neuroimmunology
Max-Planck-Institut für Neurobiologie

Caroline Whitacre, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Office of Research
Professor, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity
The Ohio State University