Professor, Center for Autoimmune, Musculoskeletal and Hematopoietic Diseases,
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Northwell Health
Professor of Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Phone: (516) 708-2550
Dr. Richard Furie, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at Northwell Health, is a rheumatologist whose activities for the last several decades have focused on patient care, physician education, and clinical research in the area of anti-rheumatic drug development. He directs The Program in Novel Therapeutics, the Health System’s clinical research program in musculoskeletal disease. He also directs the SLE and Autoimmune Disease Treatment Center, which has become internationally recognized for its role in the development of new therapies for SLE.
Regarded as one the senior rheumatologists in the New York metropolitan area, he has been on the Boards of Directors of the local chapters of the Arthritis Foundation and the Lupus Alliance of America and has been a member of the Medical-Scientific Advisory Council of the Lupus Foundation of America as well as its Lupus News editorial board. He also is on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the SLE Foundation as well as the Alliance for Lupus Research Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Furie has served on many committees of the American College of Rheumatology, including the College’s Board of Directors. Although often featured as a speaker at national and international conferences, Dr. Furie’s favorite educational venue is at home with the Hofstra Northwell medical students and Northwell Health internal medicine residents.
Dr. Furie’s research focus has been in systemic lupus (SLE) and related diseases such as the antiphospholipid syndrome. Specifically, he has played an instrumental role in drug development and clinical trial design in SLE and lupus nephritis. Known as The Program in Novel Therapeutics, the division’s research program has established itself as a national and international leader in clinical trials.
Cornell University Medical College
The New York Hospital
Field of Study: Internal Medicine
The New York Hospital
Field of Study: Assistant Resident
2014 Arthritis Foundation Walk Honoree
2010 Long Island’s Top Doctors
2005 America’s Top Physicians
2002, 2010 New York Magazine Best Doctors
1999 Top Doctors: NY Metro Area
1997 Top Doctors: NY Metro Area
1982-1983 Fellow of the Arthritis Foundation
1981 Assistant Chief Resident, New York Hospital
1974 A.B. Magna cum laude