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Francesco Boin, MD

Director, Division of Rheumatology

Director, Scleroderma Center

Francesco Boin, MD

Rheumatology Clinic
8723 Alden Dr #250
Los AngelesCA





Rheumatology Administrative Office
8700 Beverly Blvd #B131
Los AngelesCA

Francesco Boin, MD

Director, Division of Rheumatology

Director, Scleroderma Center

  • IM/Rheumatology

Dr. Boin is a physician-scientist with extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of scleroderma and other fibrosing skin disorders. His research is focused on the genetic risk of scleroderma and the biology of immune cells involved in the pathogenesis of this disease. He has been investigating the role of effector T cells in driving pro-inflammatory and pro-fibrotic pathways leading to scleroderma-specific tissue damage. In partnership with the NIH and the Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center, he currently coordinates the Genome Research in African American Scleroderma Patients (GRASP) study, a consortium involving 25 U.S. academic centers new disease-associated susceptibility genes in African American patients affected by scleroderma using next-generation sequencing platforms. His goal is to identify novel and reliable tools to investigate the causes of scleroderma, effectively measure disease activity, monitor treatments and help predict clinical outcomes in scleroderma patients.

  • Fellowship: University of Padua School of Medicine, Allergy/Immunology
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University, Rheumatology
  • Internship: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Medical School: University of Padua School of Medicine
  • Residency: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Cedars-Sinai Chair in Rheumatology, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, 2020
  • Bilka Visiting Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 2019
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Scleroderma and Related Disorders, 2016
  • Robert L. Kroc Chair in Rheumatic and Connective Tissue Diseases, University of California San Francisco, 2015
  • Jerome L. Greene Foundation Scholar Award, Jerome L. Greene Foundation, 2014
  • Tiniakou E, Fava A, McMahan ZH, Guhr T, O'Meally RN, Shah AA, Wigley FM, Cole RN, Boin F, Darrah E. Definition of Naturally Processed Peptides Reveals Convergent Presentation of Autoantigenic Topoisomerase I Epitopes in Scleroderma. Arthritis Rheumatol 2020. doi: 10.1002/art.41248. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32162841
  • Stern LK, Selby V, Boin F, Kolaitis N, Aras M, Klein L, De Marco T. Heart-Lung transplantation: a viable option for connective tissue diseases. Clin Transplant. 2020;34(2):e13776. PMID: 31867763
  • Shah RJ, Boin F. Lung Transplantation in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis. Curr Rheumatol Rep 2017 May;19(5):23. PMID: 28386760

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