Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD, MACR, FACP, FCLM Professor of Medicine, Healthcare Policy and Research Weill Medical College of Cornell Medicine Attending Rheumatologist Hospital for Special Surgery New York, NY Dr. Gibofsky is Professor of Medicine, Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University. He is an Attending Physician and Rheumatologist at both Hospital for Special Surgery and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Gibofsky has authored or co-authored numerous papers and text chapters, primarily on the immunogenetics of rheumatic diseases and the legal aspects of medical practice. Dr. Gibofsky is known for his work on mechanisms of host-microbe interactions in rheumatology, and, in particular for his basic and clinical studies on rheumatic fever. Dr. Gibofsky is a Master and past-President of the American College of Rheumatology and a Consultant to the Arthritis Advisory Committee of the FDA.