Myositis is a rare disease, affecting approximately 50,000 Americans a year. It is critical for patients who suspect they may be suffering from myositis to be evaluated by an experienced myositis specialist.
The doctors at the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center have spent the majority of their medical careers diagnosing, researching and treating myositis. As the physicians with the most experience in recognizing myositis, their expertise is now gathered in one center, conveniently located at the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus in Baltimore, Maryland.
Our team features rheumatologists, neurologists, pulmonologists, along with physical medicine rehabilitation specialists who evaluate hundreds of new patients a year who are referred with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of myositis.
Dr. Lisa Christopher-Stine
Dr. Christopher-Stine is a Professor of Medicine and Neurology and is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center.
Dr. Payam Mohassel
Dr. Mohassel is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Tom Lloyd
Dr. Lloyd is a Professor of Neurology in the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine and adjunct faculty and collaborator in the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center.
Dr. Sonye Danoff
Dr. Danoff is a Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Co-Director of the Hopkins Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic.
Dr. Andrew Mammen
Dr. Mammen is a co-founding member of the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center. His clinical and research interests are focused on autoimmune muscle disease.
Dr. Jemima Albayda
Dr. Albayda is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology. She is the Director of the Rapid Arthritis Care and Evaluation [RACE] Clinic and heads the rheumatology musculoskeletal ultrasound program.
Dr. Julie Paik
Dr. Paik is the Co-Director of the Myositis Center and Associate Professor in the Division of Rheumatology. She also serves as the Director of Clinical Trials in the Myositis Center.
Dr. Christopher Mecoli
Dr. Christopher Mecoli is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology. He also serves as the Director of Research Operations and Physician Lead for the Myositis Precision Center of Excellence
Dr. Eleni Tiniakou
Dr. Eleni Tiniakou is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology.