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Yashaar Chaichian, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Immunology & Rheumatology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSystemic lupus erythematosus
CTD-associated interstitial lung disease
Alvina Dor-Yan Chu
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Immunology & Rheumatology
BioAlvina Chu, MD, is an adjunct clinical faculty member within the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology. She has practiced rheumatology for more than 10 years, specializing in treatment of a wide range of chronic inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis, and gout.
She holds a longstanding scientific interest in immunology, especially the role of B-cell signaling mechanisms in lupus and other autoimmune diseases.
In addition to taking care of patients in clinic and in the hospital, Dr. Chu enjoys teaching and mentoring fellows, residents, and medical students.
Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology) and, by courtesy, of Dermatology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interests focus on all aspects of systemic sclerosis. I am currently involved in clinical, translational, and epidemiologic research in these areas, and dedicate a substantial portion of my research time to investigator-initiated and multi-center clinical trials of novel therapeutics for the treatment of systemic sclerosis.