Lupus LA, a non-profit health organization, was founded in 2000 by a concerned group of lupus families spearheaded by Daniel J. Wallace, MD, attending physician in the Division of Rheumatology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a clinical professor of medicine at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. Created in 2000, Lupus LA is a non-profit healthcare organization dedicated to finding the causes of and a cure for lupus while providing support, services and hope to all who have lupus. With an operating budget of approximately $1.5M and a full time staff of four, Lupus LA raises funds for our three core values: supporting medical research, providing patient services, and promoting awareness and advocacy.
Lupus LA has three major areas of focus:
We fund novel medical research to help find the causes of and a cure for lupus with the Lupus Research Institute and through funding a rheumatology fellow at a local Los Angeles area hospital.
We provide a number of patient services to the lupus community in the greater Los Angeles area such as support groups for adults and pediatrics, doctor referrals, patient education and our newly diagnosed patient guide.