Elizabeth R. Schulman, MD

Elizabeth R. Schulman, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

3300 Thurston Building
Campus Box 7280
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-0552
984-974-4191


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Specialty Areas:  general rheumatology, rheumatoid arthritis, seronegative spondyloarthropathies, undifferentiated connective tissue disease, musculoskeletal ultrasound

Chronology: BS: Cornell University, 2002; MD: Stony Brook University School of Medicine, 2008; Resident: New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, 2008-2011; Chief Medical Resident: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2011-2012.  Rheumatology Fellow: Hospital for Special Surgery, 2013-2016.  Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2016-present.

Description of research and/or clinical interests:  Dr. Schulman specializes in the care of patients with various autoimmune and rheumatic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthropathies, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Her research has focused on the impact of obesity on clinical outcomes in early rheumatoid arthritis.  She also has an interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound and medical education.

Selected Bibliography:

E. Schulman, K. Andersen, M. Zhang, S.M. Goodman, D. Lin, G. Boire, B. Haraoui, C. Hitchon, S. Jamal, E. C. Keystone, J. E. Pope, D. Tin, C. Thorne, V. Bykerk. “High Body Mass Index Negatively Impacts Time to Achieving Sustained Remission in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis: Results from a Multicenter Early Arthritis Cohort Study.” ACR Annual Meeting, Arthritis Rheumatol, 67: AB3182, 2015.

E. Schulman, J. Eng, S. Jhanwar, M. Shah, “Patient Death Debriefing Sessions to Support  Residents'  Emotional Reactions to Patient Deaths.” J Grad Med Educ 7(3):430-6, 2015.

E. Schulman, K. Chen, G. Saboeiro, A. Sanders, K. Kirou, R.F. Spiera, A.R. Bass, D. Erkan, “Cyclophosphamide Responsive Interstitial Lung Disease in Overlap Syndrome– a Clinical Pathologic Conference at Hospital for Special Surgery,”  HSS J 7(1): 99–105, 2011.

D. Chu, M. E. Lacouture , E. Weiner,  S. Wu,  “Risk of hand-foot  skin reaction with  the multitargeted kinase inhibitor sunitinib in patients with renal cell and non-renal cell carcinoma: a meta-analysis.” Clin Genitourin Cancer, 7(1):11-9, 2009.

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