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Alicia Lieberman, MD, MSAlicia Lieberman, MD, MS

Dr.  Lieberman earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where she majored in Human Biology and Health and Society.  She then attended RPCI/SUNY at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY where she earned a Master’s of Science in General Studies/Immunology.   Dr. Lieberman attended SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science in Buffalo, NY where she earned her M.D.  Dr. Lieberman completed her combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.  Dr. Lieberman is board certified in Internal Medicine and board-eligible in Pediatrics. She is currently completing a combined fellowship in Pediatric and Adult Rheumatology and sees patients of all ages.  She is interested in a wide variety of rheumatologic conditions including inflammatory arthritis, vasculitis and autoimmune connective tissue disorders such as Lupus, Inflammatory Myositis and Scleroderma.  Her current research project focuses on differential cytokine and chemokine expression in the skin of patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

 

Jessica Patel, MD

Jessica Patel, MDDr. Patel earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University in Vestal, NY where she majored in Biology. She attended the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Sint Maarten where she earned her M.D. Dr. Patel completed her Internal Medicine residency training at Upstate University Hospital at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Patel is board certified in Internal Medicine and is currently completing a fellowship in Rheumatology.

Combined Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology Fellows

Jennifer Barnas, MD, PhD

J. Barnas, MD, PhD

Dr. Barnas earned her bachelor of science degree from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  She attended the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where she earned her MD as well as a PhD in the Microbiology and Immunology department.  Her PhD thesis work focused on T cell and fibroblast interactions.  Her internal medicine residency was completed at the University of Rochester as part of the ABIM research pathway track.  She has received clinical training in both rheumatology and allergy/immunology specialties.  Her current research interest is focused on immune cell interactions within the renal microenvironment in lupus nephritis. She is currently developing a research project within lupus nephritis under the mentorship of Dr. Jennifer Anolik.