Clinical Care Network

All patients with juvenile myositis deserve the best care possible.

The Cure JM Clinical Care Network links patients to top physicians in the U.S. and globally who are actively pursuing better treatments and a cure for juvenile myositis.

Lisa Rider, M.D.

Senior Clinician
Bethesda, MD

Rider oversees investigators and trainees in the group and leads national and international consortia that evaluate and conduct a wide range of basic and clinical studies on juvenile and adult myositis. She obtained her M.D. at the Duke University School of Medicine, completed her pediatrics training at Seattle Children’s Hospital of University of Washington, and her fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA, Children’s National Medical Center, and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

Rider has focused much of her work on autoimmune muscle diseases in children and has received several awards of distinction. She has authored or co-authored nearly 200 research publications, reviews, books, and book chapters. She also co-established and is co-chair of the International Myositis Assessment and Clinical Studies Group (IMACS) and the Childhood Myositis Heterogeneity Study Group. Rider is vice chair of the Myositis Genetics Consortium (MYOGEN), which is leading studies to define new genetic risk and protective factors for myositis.

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