Our Medical Advisory Board provides advice on the strategic direction of the Foundation, as well as supporting our International Symposia and research activities.


Dr. Mark Anderson, MD, PhD, is a professor and physician scientist in the UCSF Diabetes Center and a recognized expert in the genetic underpinnings of autoimmune diseases and the control of immune tolerance. He helped establish a genetic mouse model of APS1 to help understand how tolerance is disrupted in APS1 patients.


Dr. Richard J. Auchus, Professor of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, received his MD and PhD from Washington University. He completed training in internal medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and a fellowship in Endocrinology at the Wilford Hall USAF Hospital and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. Dr. Auchus’ research includes clinical and translational investigation in disorders of the pituitary, adrenal, ovaries, and testes.


Dr. Michail S. Lionakis, Chief, Fungal Pathogenesis Section, Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology, NIAID, NIH, obtained his MD and ScD from the University of Crete, Greece. He did clinical and research training at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and NIH. His IRB-approved APS Type-1/APECED clinical research protocol aims to understand the mechanisms of autoimmunity and fungal susceptibility and improve diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for patients.


Dr. Dana Orange, MD, MSc, is an Assistant Professor at Rockefeller University and received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, and her MSc from Rockefeller University. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital and her Rheumatology Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Orange is facilitating research on APS Type 1 as principal investigator of the APS Type 1 web-based registry, an IRB approved protocol.

DR. Maureen Su

Dr. Maureen A. Su, Professor of Microbiology/Immunology and Medical Genetics and Pediatric Endocrinology at UCLA, received her bachelor’s, master’s and medical degrees from Harvard. She completed her pediatrics residency and fellowship in endocrinology at UCSF. Dr. Su seeks to understand what causes autoimmune diseases in order to develop therapeutics to prevent and treat the underlying immune condition. Her work focuses on APS Type 1, GBS/CIDP, and T1D.