Robert Forman Spiera, M.D.
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Robert Forman Spiera, M.D.


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Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Rheumatology


  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Rheumatic Disease


Dr. Robert Spiera is the Director of the Vasculitis and Scleroderma Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is the principal investigator in several clinical trials and observational studies focusing on Scleroderma and Vasculitis. Dr. Spiera specializes in the treatment of various rheumatologic conditions including Scleroderma, Vasculitis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Wegener’s Granulomatosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and many other conditions. He has authored over 70 publications relating to Scleroderma, Vasculitis, and other rheumatic diseases.



Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Rheumatology Teacher of the Year – Emmanuel Rudd, M.D. and Martin Gardy, M.D. Best Rheumatology Fellow Teacher Award, 2006

Founders Award Recipient for Clinical Investigation – Scleroderma Foundation, 2005

The Globus Award (The outstanding article in Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine in 1997) – The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1998




Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Attending Physician - Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, 1989


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External Relationships

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