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Jinoos Yazdany, M.D., M.P.H.

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.

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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. Singh JA, Qu H, Yazdany J, Chatham W, Dall'era M, Shewchuk RM. Barriers to Medication Decision Making in Women with Lupus Nephritis: A Formative Study using Nominal Group Technique. J Rheumatol. 2015 Sep; 42(9):1616-23.
  2. Rai SK, Yazdany J, Fortin PR, Aviņa-Zubieta JA. Approaches for estimating minimal clinically important differences in systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Res Ther. 2015; 17:143.
  3. Duseja R, Bardach NS, Lin GA, Yazdany J, Dean ML, Clay TH, Boscardin WJ, Dudley RA. Revisit Rates and Associated Costs After an Emergency Department Encounter: A Multistate Analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jun 2; 162(11):750-756.
  4. Yazdany J, Dudley RA, Chen R, Lin GA, Tseng CW. Coverage for high-cost specialty drugs for rheumatoid arthritis in medicare part d. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Jun; 67(6):1474-80.
  5. Yelin E, Yazdany J, Tonner C, Trupin L, Criswell LA, Katz P, Schmajuk G. Interactions between patients, providers, and health systems and technical quality of care. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Mar; 67(3):417-24.
  6. Schmajuk G, Bozic KJ, Yazdany J. Using medicare data to understand health care value-reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Mar 1; 175(3):462-3.
  7. Andrews JS, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Barton J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Yelin EH, Katz PP. Muscle strength predicts changes in physical function in women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Jan 26.
  8. Scheibe MM, Imboden JB, Schmajuk G, Margaretten M, Graf JD, Chen AH, Yelin EH, Yazdany J. Efficiency gains for rheumatology consultation using a novel electronic referral system in a safety net health setting. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Jan 26.
  9. Lawson EF, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Yazdany J. Reasons for failure to receive pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations among immunosuppressed patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2015 Jan 22.
  10. Andrews JS, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Barton J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Yelin EH, Katz PP. Muscle strength, muscle mass, and physical disability in women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Jan; 67(1):120-7.
  11. Murray SG, Schmajuk G, Trupin L, Lawson E, Cascino M, Barton J, Margaretten M, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Yazdany J. Infection is the leading cause of hospital mortality in patients with dermatomyositis/polymyositis: Data from a population-based study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Oct 20.
  12. Schmajuk G, Bozic KJ, Yazdany J. Using Medicare data to understand low-value health care: the case of intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Oct; 174(10):1702-4.
  13. Yazdany J, Marafino BJ, Dean ML, Bardach NS, Duseja R, Ward MM, Dudley RA. Thirty-day hospital readmissions in systemic lupus erythematosus: predictors and hospital- and state-level variation. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Oct; 66(10):2828-36.
  14. Yazdany J, Tonner C, Schmajuk G, Lin GA, Trivedi AN. Receipt of glucocorticoid monotherapy among Medicare beneficiaries with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Oct; 66(10):1447-55.
  15. Quinzanos I, Davis L, Keniston A, Nash A, Yazdany J, Fransen R, Hirsh JM, Zell J. Application and feasibility of systemic lupus erythematosus reproductive health care quality indicators at a public urban rheumatology clinic. Lupus. 2015 Feb; 24(2):203-9.
  16. Schmajuk G, Miao Y, Yazdany J, Boscardin WJ, Daikh DI, Steinman MA. Identification of risk factors for elevated transaminases in methotrexate users through an electronic health record. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Aug; 66(8):1159-66.
  17. Katz P, Trupin L, Rush S, Yazdany J. Longitudinal validation of the Brief Index of Lupus Damage. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Jul; 66(7):1057-62.
  18. Simard JF, Yazdany J. Challenges in understanding the role of pregnancy morbidity in cardiovascular risk in SLE. Lupus Sci Med. 2014; 1(1):e000035.
  19. Askanase AD, Yazdany J, Molta CT. Post-marketing experiences with belimumab in the treatment of SLE patients. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2014 Aug; 40(3):507-17, viii.
  20. Drenkard C, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Katz PP, Dunlop-Thomas C, Bao G, Lim SS. Validity of a self-administered version of the brief index of lupus damage in a predominantly African American systemic lupus erythematosus cohort. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Jun; 66(6):888-96.

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