Joseph Craft M.D.

  • Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Professor of Immunobiology
  • Section Chief, Rheumatology
  • Program Director, Investigative Medicine
  • Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine

Internal medicine, rheumatology, systemic lupus, autoimmune diseases, arthritis, immunology


My specific area of expertise and interest is systemic autoimmune diseases, with a primary focus on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or lupus). I direct a research laboratory investigating this disease and the biology of autoimmunity. We are trying to understand how the immune system goes awry in lupus, an effort essential to understanding how to design better treatment approaches for patients with this illness.