Maria Dall'Era, MD

Director of the Lupus Clinic

Dr. Maria C. Dall'Era, a rheumatologist, is director of the Lupus Clinic and director of the Department of Medicine Clinical Trials Center. In addition to caring for patients, Dall'Era has a special research interest in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and participates in clinical trials of treatment for generalized lupus and lupus nephritis, an inflammation of the kidney caused by lupus. Through her research, she hopes to develop new and advanced therapies for patients suffering from SLE.

Dall'Era completed a medical degree, internal medicine residency and chief residency and fellowship training in rheumatology at UCSF. Dall'Era also holds the position of professor of medicine at UCSF.


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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UCSF School of Medicine 1997


UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2000
UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2001


UCSF Medical Center, Rheumatology 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Merrill JT, Manzi S, Aranow C, Askenase A, Bruce I, Chakravarty E, Chong B, Costenbader K, Dall'Era M, Ginzler E, Hanrahan L, Kalunian K, Merola J, Raymond S, Rovin B, Saxena A, Werth VP. Lupus community panel proposals for optimising clinical trials: 2018. Lupus Sci Med. 2018; 5(1):e000258.
  2. Dall'Era M, Cisternas MG, Snipes K, Herrinton LJ, Gordon C, Helmick CG. The Incidence and Prevalence of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in San Francisco County, California: The California Lupus Surveillance Project. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 10; 69(10):1996-2005.
  3. Dall'Era M. Treatment of lupus nephritis: current paradigms and emerging strategies. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2017 May; 29(3):241-247.

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