David S. Pisetsky, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology and Immunology)
Dr. Pisetsky is Professor of Medicine and Immunology at the Duke University Medical Center, and Chief of Rheumatology at the Durham Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital. He is a leading expert on autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Dr. Pisetsky has spent years researching the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus and the immunological properties of nuclear macromolecules. He has published almost 300 papers and chapters, and in 2001, was awarded the Howley Prize from the Arthritis Foundation for his work. Dr. Pisetsky served as editor of Arthritis and Rheumatism, the leading journal in the field of rheumatology, from 200? to 2005, and currently is the physician editor of The Rheumatologist. Dr. Pisetsky received his PhD and MD degrees from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Yale-New Haven Hospital.
“DILI-sim is a very innovative program that will have a major impact on pharmaceutical development. By incorporating data from a variety of scientific disciplines into state-of-the-art models, DILI-sim will provide a unique platform to predict drug toxicity as well as understand the mechanisms of liver cell injury and its consequences. I am very pleased and honored to be part of such an exciting initiative.”