Physician-in-Chief and Chair, Department of Medicine
Benjamin M. Rosen Chair in Immunology and Inflammation Research
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Mary K. Crow is Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Benjamin M. Rosen Chair in Autoimmunity and Inflammation Research, Senior Scientist, and Director of Rheumatology Research at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Crow is also Co-Director of the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research. Dr. Crow received her M.D. at Cornell, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology subspecialty training at New York Hospital, and post-doctoral research training at Rockefeller University.


While at Rockefeller University, Dr. Crow was among the first to characterize and study the functional properties of human dendritic cells. At the Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Crow has performed cutting-edge studies of the autoimmune disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Dr. Crow’s most recent work has defined the role of interferon-alpha in lupus. She continues to investigate the underlying triggers and mediators of autoimmunity in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.


Dr. Crow has been active in leadership roles in professional organizations and foundations. Most recently she was President of the American College of Rheumatology from 2005-2006.

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