Jinoos Yazdany, MD, MPH

Associate clinical director of the Lupus Clinic

Dr. Jinoos Yazdany is a rheumatologist specializing in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She currently serves as the co-director of the UCSF Lupus Clinic, a national referral center that is part of the Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium. Her research focuses on understanding the epidemiology, causes and outcomes of SLE. She has led efforts to improve the quality of health care for the condition.

Yazdany received her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, her M.P.H. at Harvard University and her M.D. from UCLA. She completed her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at UCSF. She currently serves as chair of the American College of Rheumatology's national registry research committee and on the National Quality Forum's Health Professionals Council. She has received several honors for her work in SLE, including the Lupus Foundation of America's Young Investigator Prize and the Arthritis Foundation's Investigator Prize.


Lupus Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Floor B1
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2497
Fax: (415) 353-2530

Hours: Monday to Friday,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Associate Professor

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UCLA School of Medicine 2000


UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2003


UCSF Medical Center, Rheumatology 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Yelin E, Trupin L, Bunde J, Yazdany J. Poverty, Neighborhoods, Persistent Stress, and SLE Outcomes:A Qualitative Study of the Patients' Perspective. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 May 21.
  2. Li J, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Izadi Z, Gianfrancesco M, Goglin S, Schmajuk G. Capturing a Patient-Reported Measure of Physical Function Through an Online Electronic Health Record Patient Portal in an Ambulatory Clinic: Implementation Study. JMIR Med Inform. 2018 May 09; 6(2):e31.
  3. Patterson SL, Schmajuk G, Jafri K, Yazdany J, Katz P. Obesity Independently Associates with Worse Patient-Reported Outcomes in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 May 08.

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