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Yashaar Chaichian

Clinical Assistant Professor Medicine
, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Stanford University
United States of America


Dr. Chaichian specializes in the diagnosis and management of all rheumatic diseases. As Director of the Stanford Lupus Clinic, he has a particular clinical and research interest in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He has a secondary interest in connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease. He is involved in a translational SLE research study at Stanford that seeks to identify novel means of risk-stratifying patients through the use of immune profiling. Under the guide of Dr. Mark Genovese, and in collaboration with Dr. Matthew Baker, he will be helping direct several upcoming clinical trials in SLE. He works closely with Dr. Julia Simard on epidemiologic research in lupus, including an interest in pregnancy outcomes in this patient population. Lastly, with Dr. Maurice Druzin of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, he has co-developed a multidisciplinary conference that focuses on the diagnostic and treatment approach to pregnancy in women with underlying connective tissue diseases.

Research Interest

Rheumatology,     Systemic Lupus Erythematosus


  • Chaichian Y, Utset TO (2013) Targeted Therapies in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A State-of-the-Art Review Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology

  • Chaichian Y, Chohan S, Becker MA (2014) Long-term Management of Gout: Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Therapies Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America

  • Falasinnu T, Chaichian Y, Simard JF (2017) Impact of Sex on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus-Related Causes of Premature Mortality in the United States. Journal of women's health (2002)

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