Reema H. Syed, M.D.

Reema H. Syed, MD Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Rheumatology

Publications in the last 5 years:

Consensus treatment plans for induction therapy of newly-diagnosed proliferative lupus nephritis in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus. Mina R, von Scheven E, Ardoin SP, Eberhard BA, Punaro M, Ilowite N, Hsu J, Klein-Gitelman M, Moorthy LN, Muscal E, Radhakrishna SM, Wagner-Weiner L, Adams M, Blier P, Buckley L, Chalom E, Chédeville G, Eichenfield A, Fish N, Henrickson M, Hersh AO, Hollister R, Jones O, Jung L, Levy D, Lopez-Benitez J, McCurdy D, Miettunen PM, Quintero-Del Rio AI, Rothman D, Rullo O, Ruth N, Schanberg LE, Silverman E, Singer NG, Soep J, Syed R, Vogler LB, Yalcindag A, Ldirim-Toruner C, Wallace CA, Brunner HI.  Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Dec 12. doi: 10.1002/acr.21558. [Epub ahead of print]

Gilliam BE, Crespo-Pagnussat S, Ko J, Syed RH, Moore TL:  Presence of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody isotypes in juvenile idiopathic arthritis synovial fluid indicates autoantibody production at the site of inflammation. Pediatr Rheumatol 11:  S74, 2011 (Presented Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium, Miami, FL, June 2011)

Gilliam BE, Ombrello AK, Burlingame R, Pepmueller PH, Syed RH, Moore TL:  Measurement of autoantibodies in pediatric and adolescent-onset systemic lupus erythematosus and their significant relationship with disease-associated manifestations.  Pediatr Rheumatol 11:  S22, 2011 (Presented Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium, Miami, FL, June 2011)

Reed MR, Gilliam BE, Syed RH, Moore TL: Rheumatic manifestation of Parvovirus B19 in children.  J Pediatr Infect Dis 4: 321-331, 2009

Gilliam BE, Reed MR, Syed RH, Moore TL:  Rheumatic manifestation of Epstein-Barr virus in children.  J Pediatr Infect Dis 4: 333-342, 2009

Abstracts presented at National Meetings:

Kamel G, Espiritu J, Di Bisceglie A, Chen G, Syed R, Nayak R.  Pulmonary arterial hypertension in a patient with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension.  Presented at CHEST conference, October 2013.

Gilliam BE, Crespo-Pagnussat S, Ko J, Syed RH, Moore TL:  Presence of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody isotypes in juvenile idiopathic arthritis synovial fluid indicates autoantibody production at the site of inflammation.  Pediatr Rheumatol 11:  S74, 2011 (Presented Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium, Miami, FL, June 2011)

Gilliam BE, Ombrello AK, Burlingame R, Pepmueller PH, Syed RH, Moore TL:  Measurement of autoantibodies in pediatric and adolescent-onset systemic lupus erythematosus and their significant relationship with disease-associated manifestations.  Pediatr Rheumatol 11:  S22, 2011 (Presented Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium, Miami, FL, June 2011)

Research activities:

Orencia JIA safety data monitoring

Childhood Arthritis and Research Alliance Network (“CARRANET’) Juvenile Dermatomyositis Consensus Treatment Protocol

A multi-center Randomized Parallel Group, Placebo-Controlled Double-Blind Trial to Evaluate the Safety, Efficacy, and Pharmacokinetics of Belimumab, a Human Monoclonal Anti-BLyS Antibody, Plus Standard Therapy in Pediatric Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

A 5- year prospective observational registry to assess adverse events of interest and effectiveness in adults with active autoantibody positive systemic erythematosus treated with or without BENLYSTA (Belimumab) in routine clinical practice

Safety and Effectiveness of Belimumab in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Registry (SABLE)

Childhood Arthritis Research Rheumatology Alliance (CARRA) Net registry

Enhanced Drug Surveillance Study (EDSS)

Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine 2004
Pediatrics 2006 (in process of renewing)
Rheumatology 2006
Pediatric Rheumatology 2008

Clinical Interests:
Adult SLE
Childhood onset SLE
Dermatomyositis
Juvenile dermatomyositis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Vasculitis
Psoriatic arthritis

Research interest:
SLE
JIA
RA
PSA