Amr Sawalha, MD

Amr Sawalha, MD


Campus: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Office: 4401 Penn Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Ph: 412-692-8140

Academic Affiliation

  • Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Vincent Londino Endowed Chair in Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Director, Comprehensive Lupus Center of Excellence

About Research

Dr. Sawalha's research program focuses on elucidating genetic and epigenetic contribution to the pathogenesis of systemic autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. His team applies state-of-the-art genomic, epigenomic, and bioinformatics methodologies, and subsequent functional studies using both in vitro and in vivo systems to identify and characterize genetic loci and pathways involved in the pathogenesis of immune-mediated diseases. Using careful clinical phenotyping and extensive national and international collaborations, his team aims at discovering genomic and epigenomic markers for disease progression, specific organ involvement, and response to therapy in systemic autoimmunity.