Richard J. Looney, M.D.

Richard J. Looney, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 695
Rochester, NY 14642

Administrative: (585) 275-2891
Fax: (585) 442-3214


The biographical information for Richard J. Looney, M.D. is not currently available.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Postdoctoral Training Grant | Wilmont Foundation 1983 - 1984
Postdoctoral Training Grant | NIH | University of Rochester 1980

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 109 available »

Stohl W, Merrill JT, Looney RJ, Buyon J, Wallace DJ, Weisman MH, Ginzler EM, Cooke B, Holloway D, Kaliyaperumal A, Kuchimanchi KR, Cheah TC, Rasmussen E, Ferbas J, Belouski SS, Tsuji W, Zack DJ. "Treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus patients with the BAFF antagonist "peptibody" blisibimod (AMG 623/A-623): results from randomized, double-blind phase 1a and phase 1b trials." Arthritis research & therapy. 2015 17:215. Epub 2015 Aug 20.
2012 Apr
Rovin BH, Furie R, Latinis K, Looney RJ, Fervenza FC, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Maciuca R, Zhang D, Garg JP, Brunetta P, Appel G, . "Efficacy and safety of rituximab in patients with active proliferative lupus nephritis: the Lupus Nephritis Assessment with Rituximab study." Arthritis and rheumatism. 2012 Apr; 64(4):1215-26. Epub 2012 Jan 09.
2012 Feb
Ichikawa HT, Conley T, Muchamuel T, Jiang J, Lee S, Owen T, Barnard J, Nevarez S, Goldman BI, Kirk CJ, Looney RJ, Anolik JH. "Beneficial effect of novel proteasome inhibitors in murine lupus via dual inhibition of type I interferon and autoantibody-secreting cells." Arthritis and rheumatism. 2012 Feb; 64(2):493-503.
Kobie JJ, Zheng B, Bryk P, Barnes M, Ritchlin CT, Tabechian DA, Anandarajah AP, Looney RJ, Thiele RG, Anolik JH, Coca A, Wei C, Rosenberg AF, Feng C, Treanor JJ, Lee FE, Sanz I. "Decreased influenza-specific B cell responses in rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor." Arthritis research & therapy. 2011 13(6):R209. Epub 2011 Dec 16.
2010 Sep
Marston B, Looney RJ. "Connective tissue diseases: Translating the effects of BAFF in SLE." Nature reviews. Rheumatology. 2010 Sep; 6(9):503-4.

Current Appointments

Dr. Stephen I. Rosenfeld and Elise A. Rosenfeld Distinguished Professorship in Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Department of Medicine (SMD)
Professor - Department of Medicine, Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Environmental Medicine (SMD)


Allergy and Immunology - American Board of Allergy and Immunology
Infectious Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | Medicine | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1976
BA | Chemistry | Harvard University1972

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1979 - 06/30/1984
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1977 - 06/30/1979
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1976 - 06/30/1977