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Richard John Looney, M.D.

Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology

Clinical Interests

Asthma, Allergy, Immunology Immunotherapy Lupus Rheumatology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-2891

Appointment: (585) 486-0930

Appointment: (585) 486-0901

Fax: (585) 442-3214

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Dr. Looney is an adult rheumatologist as well as an adult and pediatric allergist and clinical immunologist. He is also the director of the Allergy/Immunology fellowship program. Dr. Looney is interested in translational research in autoimmune disease, especially B cell depletion. He currently is conducting numerous clinical trials.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1972
BA | Harvard University
Chemistry

1976
MD | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1976 - 06/30/1977
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1977 - 06/30/1979
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1979 - 06/30/1984
Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

1983 - 1984
Postdoctoral Training Grant
Sponsor: Wilmont Foundation

1980
Postdoctoral Training Grant
Sponsor: NIH
Location: University of Rochester

Publications

Journal Articles

8/20/2015
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 Aug 20; 17:215. Epub 2015 Aug 20.

4/2012
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 0; 64(4):1215-26. Epub 2012 Jan 09.

2/2012
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 0; 64(2):493-503.

Books & Chapters

2004
Chapter Title: Assessment of the performance of engineered tissues in human requires the development of high sensitivity and quantitative outcome measures
Book Title: Functional Tissue Engineering
Author List: O'Keefe, RJ; Totterman, S; Schwarz, EM; Looney, RJ; Seo, GS; Tamez-Pena, J; Boyd, A; Bukata, S; Monu, J; Parker, K
Edited By: F. Guilak
Published By: Springer2004

2004
Chapter Title: The B cell System
Book Title: Immunolgic Disorders in Infants and Children
Author List: Insel, R; Looney, RJ
Edited By: Stiehm
Published By: abc2004

2003
Chapter Title: Occupational Asthma and Industrial Bronchitis
Book Title: Textbook of Pulmonary Medicine
Author List: RJ Looney, MJ Utell
Published By: Lippincott Raven Publishers2003

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