Dr. Lahita is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American
College of Rheumatology, and the Royal College of Physicians.
Dr. Lahita is the author of more than 16 books and 150 scientific publications
in the field of autoimmunity. He is the editor of the standard textbook
called Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (now in its 5th edition) and the Senior
Editor of the Textbook of Autoimmunity, published in 2002. Dr. Lahita
is also the Associate Editor of the Journal Lupus and co-editor of the
Yearbook of Rheumatology. He is also the author of Lupus, Q&A, the
Arthritis Solution and Rheumatoid Arthritis: everything you Need to Know
--three books for patients. Dr. Lahita is also the author of a book called
Women and Autoimmune disease; the mysterious way the body betrays itself,
Regan Books of Harper Collins Publishers. Dr. Lahita is a reviewer for
some 15 medical journals and on the editorial boards of three.
His research interests are the molecular aspects of antigen expression
in response to sex hormones in the autoimmune diseases and the etiopathogenesis
of the phospholipid syndrome.
Dr. Lahita is also an emergency responder since 1990 and currently serves
as the medical director of the Ridgewood Volunteer Ambulance Corps and
Police and Fire Surgeon for the Village of Ridgewood. He is also a member
of the New Jersey State Task Force on Emergency Operations. He was the
medical director of EMS for the County of Hudson from 1990 to 2004.
Dr. Bob has also been the editor for the Lupus International Journal since 2004.