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AAAA Listing of Rheumatologists, Gastroenterologists & specialists Women of Childbearing Years
Welcome to the MDTV Blue and White Pages of Rheumatologists, Gastroenterologists, and OB/GYN specialists, who care for women during their childbearing years who also have an autoimmune disease . The Doctors listed below have been verified to practice in their respective states and are board certified in their specialty. 

Any qualified doctor who cares for women with an autoimmune disease, such as Lupus (SLE), Crohn's Diseases or RA, during their childbearing years can be listed by clicking here and completeing the links directory submission form . 

A Listing of Rheumatologists who CARE for Women During their Childbearing Years

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Bonnie Lee Bermas, M.D. - Rheumatologist

Leadership Title

Director, Center for Lupus and Antiphospholipid

Academic Title

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School



Medical School

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1986


Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1989


Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1989


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, 1993


Internal Medicine, 1989

Rheumatology, 2002

Clinical Interests

  • antophospholipid antibody syndrome

  • arthritis

  • cutaneous lupus erythematosus

  • pregnancy and rheumatic diseases

  • systemic lupus erythematosus

  • systemic rheumatic diseases

Faculty and Guest Expert for MDTV on:
Pregnancy and Autoimmune Disease
Pregnancy and Lupus


Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy
75 Francis Street PBB-3
Boston, MA    02115

(617) 732-5325

(617) 732-5505

John J Cush, MD - Rheumatologist

Dr. Cush is the Director of Clinical Rheumatology for Baylor Research Institute and is a Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology at the Baylor University Medical Center. He is board certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology. He is a Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Dr. Cush has been named one of the “Best Doctors in Dallas” by D Magazine for the last 10 years and has more than 27 years of clinical and research experience. Dr. Cush is devoted to patient care and clinical research. Experience, insight and candor have made him a frequently sought after educator and advisor. He has authored more than 100 medical and scientific publications and written two textbooks in Rheumatology (Rheumatology: Diagnosis and Therapeutics and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Early Diagnosis and Treatment).

He is the recipient of numerous awards including the R.B. Hingson Humanitarian Award, Teacher of the Year, Best Doctors in America, Texas Top Docs and Best Doctors in Dallas. He has held national leadership positions with the Arthritis Foundation and the American College of Rheumatology and has served on the Arthritis Advisory Committee for the US Food and Drug Administration.


His prime clinical and research interests include drug safety, biologic therapies and medical education.  He has served on the Arthritis Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is the past editor of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Hotline series and is the current editor of the ACR Drug Safety Quarterly publication.



  1. Cush JJ. Safety overview of new disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. Rheum Dis Clin North Amer 2004;30:237–55.
  2. Clegg DO, Reda DJ, Harris CL, et al. Glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate, and the two in combination for painful knee osteoarthritis. N Engl J Med 2006;354:795–808.
  3. Cush JJ. Early rheumatoid arthritis — is there a window of opportunity?  J Rheumatol Suppl. 2007 Nov;80:1-7
  4. Cush JJ. Kavanaugh A.  TNF-α blocking therapies. In Rheumatology,  M.C Hochberg, A.J. Silman, J.S. Smolen, M.E. Weinblatt, M.H. Weisman (Eds.), 4th Edition, Spain.  Elsevier, 2007, pp. 501-517
  5. Cush JJ, L Calabrese, Kavanaugh A. Prevention of Herpes Zoster (Shingles) in Immunosuppressed Patients.  Hotline. American College of Rheumatology. July 2008
  6. American College of Rheumatology Ad Hoc Group on Use of Selective and Nonselective Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs.  Recommendations for use of selective and nonselective nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs: an American College of Rheumatology white paper. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Aug 15;59(8):1058-73.
  7. Ali YM, Kuriya B, Orozco C, Cush JJ, Keystone EC.  Can tumor necrosis factor inhibitors be safely used in pregnancy? J Rheumatol. 2010 Jan;37(1):9-17.




  • Cush JJ, Kavanaugh A, Stein CM.  Rheumatology: Diagnosis and Therapeutics. J. J. Cush, A.  Kavanaugh, C.M. Stein (Eds.), 2nd edition, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2005
  • Cush JJ, Weinblatt ME,  Kavanaugh A.  Rheumatoid Arthritis: Early Diagnosis and Treatment. J. J. Cush, M.E. Weinblatt, A. Kavanaugh (Eds.), 3rd edition, Professional Communications, New York,  2010

Dr. J.J. Cush, Baylor Research Institute,. Arthritis Care and Research Center

Baylor Research Institute,. Arthritis Care and Research Center
9900 N. Central Expwy
Dallas, TX    75231

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Megan E.B. Clowse, MD, MPH RHeumatologist


Department / Division

Medicine / Medicine-Rheumatology and Immunology

DUMC 3535
Durham, NC 27710

Appointment Telephone

Office Telephone

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  • MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Tennessee), 1999
  • Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 1999-2002
  • Rheumatology, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 2002-2005
Other Training
  • MPH, University of California–Los Angeles, 1993-1994

Clinical Interests
Pregnancy in women with rheumatic disease, lupus, antiphospholipid syndrome, inflammatory arthritis, vasculitis

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

  • Novella Clinical Research
  • UCB Pharma

Faculty and Guest Expert for MDTV on Pregnancy and Lupus

Faculty and Guest Expert for MDTV on Pregnancy and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Faculty and Guest Expert for MDTV on Pregnancy and Common Autoimmune Diseases

Megan E.B. Clowse, MD, MPH
Dr Clowse on MDTV Set

Representative Publications
Clowse, ME; Magder, LS; Petri, M. The clinical utility of measuring complement and anti-dsDNA antibodies during pregnancy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Journal of Rheumatology. 2011;38:1012-1016. (2011) Abstract

Crochet, JR; Yeh, JS; Clowse, ME; Copland, SD. Late ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome after controlled ovarian stimulation in a woman with systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis. Fertility and Sterility. 2011;95:1786.e13-1786.e16. (2011) Abstract

Clowse, ME. Managing contraception and pregnancy in the rheumatologic diseases. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology. 2010;24:373-385. (2010) Abstract

Clowse, ME. The use of anti-TNF¿ medications for rheumatologic disease in pregnancy. International Journal of Women's Health. 2010;2:199-209. (2010) Abstract

Mitchell, K; Kaul, M; Clowse, ME. The management of rheumatic diseases in pregnancy. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology. 2010;39:99-108. (2010) Abstract

Clowse, ME; Jamison, M; Myers, E; James, AH. A national study of the complications of lupus in pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2008;199:127.e1-127.e6. (2008) Abstract

Clowse, ME. Lupus activity in pregnancy. Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America. 2007;33:237-v. (2007) Abstract

Clowse, ME; Magder, L; Witter, F; Petri, M. Hydroxychloroquine in lupus pregnancy. Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2006;54:3640-3647. (2006) Abstract

Clowse, ME; Magder, LS; Witter, F; Petri, M. Early risk factors for pregnancy loss in lupus. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2006;107:293-299. (2006) Abstract

Clowse, ME; Magder, L; Petri, M. Cyclophosphamide for lupus during pregnancy. Lupus. 2005;14:593-597. (2005) Abstract

Clowse, ME; Magder, LS; Witter, F; Petri, M. The impact of increased lupus activity on obstetric outcomes. Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2005;52:514-521. (2005) Abstract

Clowse, ME; Wigley, FM. Digital necrosis related to carboplatin and gemcitabine therapy in systemic sclerosis. Journal of Rheumatology. 2003;30:1341-1343. (2003) Abstract


DUMC 3535 Durham, NC 27710
Durham, NC    27710


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Sunanda “Suzie” Kane, M.D. Gastroenterologist


Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Medical Schools

Gastroenterology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL


Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL


Internal Medicine, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL


American Board of Internal Medicine  Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine  Gastroenterology

Academic Rank

Professor of Medicine


  • Inflammatory bowel diseases, specifically, women's issues in IBD including pregnancy and infertility and medication compliance issues

  • Patient registries for pregnancy and birth outcomes, and Tysabri use

  • Validation study of a novel tool to screen patients for nonadherence to medications

  • Study of stool proteins to predict inflammation and disease activity in IBD

Professional Highlights

  • Chair, Patient Education Committee, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, 2008-2011

  • Chair, Women's Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology, 20042008

  • Member, Board of Trustees American College of Gastroenterology, 2007-2010

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Pregnancy and Crohn's Disease

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