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

Board Certification

Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

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. Gianfrancesco MA, Schmajuk G, Haserodt S, Trupin L, Izadi Z, Jafri K, Shiboski S, Sirota M, Dudley RA, Yazdany J. Correction to: Hydroxychloroquine dosing in immune-mediated diseases: implications for patient safety. Rheumatol Int. 2018 Feb; 38(2):319.
  2. Gianfrancesco MA, Yazdany J, Schmajuk G. The impact of smoking on disease measures in rheumatoid arthritis: the need for appropriate adjustment of time-varying confounding. Rheumatol Int. 2017 Dec 05.
  3. Jafri K, Ogdie A, Qasim A, Patterson SL, Gianfrancesco M, Izadi Z, Katz P, Yazdany J, Schmajuk G. Discordance of the Framingham cardiovascular risk score and the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association risk score in systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Oct 09.
  4. Schmajuk G, Yazdany J. Leveraging the electronic health record to improve quality and safety in rheumatology. Rheumatol Int. 2017 Aug 29.
  5. Gianfrancesco MA, Schmajuk G, Haserodt S, Trupin L, Izadi Z, Jafri K, Shiboski S, Sirota M, Adams Dudley R, Yazdany J. Hydroxychloroquine dosing in immune-mediated diseases: implications for patient safety. Rheumatol Int. 2017 Jul 26.
  6. Yelin E, Trupin L, Yazdany J. A Prospective Study of the Impact of Current Poverty, History of Poverty, and Exiting Poverty on Accumulation of Disease Damage in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 Aug; 69(8):1612-1622.
  7. Yelin E, Yazdany J, Trupin L. Relationship Between Process of Care and a Subsequent Increase in Damage in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Jun; 69(6):927-932.
  8. Schmajuk G, Tonner C, Trupin L, Yazdany J. Variations in Radiographic Procedure Use for Medicare Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 May; 69(5):642-648.
  9. Tseng CW, Yazdany J, Dudley RA, DeJong C, Kazi DS, Chen R, Lin GA. Medicare Part D Plans' Coverage and Cost-Sharing for Acute Rescue and Preventive Inhalers for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Apr 01; 177(4):585-588.
  10. Sciascia S, Radin M, Yazdany J, Tektonidou M, Cecchi I, Roccatello D, Dall'Era M. Expanding the therapeutic options for renal involvement in lupus: eculizumab, available evidence. Rheumatol Int. 2017 Aug; 37(8):1249-1255.
  11. Schmajuk G, Tonner C, Trupin L, Li J, Sarkar U, Ludwig D, Shiboski S, Sirota M, Dudley RA, Murray S, Yazdany J. Using health-system-wide data to understand hepatitis B virus prophylaxis and reactivation outcomes in patients receiving rituximab. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Mar; 96(13):e6528.
  12. Katz P, Margaretten M, Schmajuk G, Yazdany J, Yelin E. Reply. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Mar; 69(3):455-456.
  13. Wahl E, Gross A, Chernitskiy V, Trupin L, Gensler L, Chaganti K, Michaud K, Katz P, Yazdany J. Validity and Responsiveness of a 10-Item Patient-Reported Measure of Physical Function in a Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinic Population. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Mar; 69(3):338-346.
  14. Katz PP, Andrews J, Yazdany J, Schmajuk G, Trupin L, Yelin E. Is frailty a relevant concept in SLE? Lupus Sci Med. 2017; 4(1):e000186.
  15. Sciascia S, Radin M, Yazdany J, Levy RA, Roccatello D, Dall'Era M, Cuadrado MJ. Efficacy of belimumab on renal outcomes in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: A systematic review. Autoimmun Rev. 2017 Mar; 16(3):287-293.
  16. Schmajuk G, Tonner C, Miao Y, Yazdany J, Gannon J, Boscardin WJ, Daikh DI, Steinman MA. Folic Acid Supplementation Is Suboptimal in a National Cohort of Older Veterans Receiving Low Dose Oral Methotrexate. PLoS One. 2016; 11(12):e0168369.
  17. Tonner C, Schmajuk G, Yazdany J. A new era of quality measurement in rheumatology: electronic clinical quality measures and national registries. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2016 Dec 09.
  18. Yazdany J, Bansback N, Clowse M, Collier D, Law K, Liao KP, Michaud K, Morgan EM, Oates JC, Orozco C, Reimold A, Simard JF, Myslinski R, Kazi S. Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness: A National Informatics-Enabled Registry for Quality Improvement. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Dec; 68(12):1866-1873.
  19. Qu H, Shewchuk RM, Alarcón G, Fraenkel L, Leong A, Dall'Era M, Yazdany J, Singh JA. Mapping Perceptions of Lupus Medication Decision-Making Facilitators: The Importance of Patient Context. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Dec; 68(12):1787-1794.
  20. Yazdany J, Robbins M, Schmajuk G, Desai S, Lacaille D, Neogi T, Singh JA, Genovese M, Myslinski R, Fisk N, Francisco M, Newman E. Development of the American College of Rheumatology's Rheumatoid Arthritis Electronic Clinical Quality Measures. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Nov; 68(11):1579-1590.

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