Dr. Susan Manzi, MD,MPH with Allegheny Health Network a Globally Recognized Lupus Investigator

Dr. Susan Manzi, MD,MPH with Allegheny Health Network a Globally Recognized Lupus Investigator

Dr. Susan Manzi, MD, MPH, with Allegheny Health Network, an internationally known lupus clinical researcher and investigator, was selected for the 2019 Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award by the American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Manzi is among an elite group who exhibit superior commitment to the advancement of the field of rheumatology.

Investigator with Global Impact

Dr. Manzi has published more than 200 research reports on lupus and related diseases.  Working at the Lupus Center of Excellence, her and colleagues helped designed Avise-SLE™–a blood test to help clinicians diagnose lupus with greater ease and accuracy.

From government agency to non-profit foundation, funders have generously backed Dr. Manzi’s research. Institutions such as the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Lupus Foundation of America and the Arthritis Foundation have all support Dr. Manzi’s research.

Serving a Bigger Cause

Dr. Manzi has contributed  time and energy to the cause of research. This commitment has taken the form of countless advisory board commitments including the FDA and more than 20 industry sponsors not to mention chairing and serving numerous NIH study sections and data safety monitoring boards. Dr. Manzi serves as the Chair of the Lupus Foundation of America’s national board of directors. And for more than 15 years she has served as a member of the Foundation’s Medical-Scientific Advisory Council.


At the AHN Autoimmunity Institute, based at West Penn Hospital, Dr. Manzi cares for patients from around the world who travel to Pittsburgh seeking her expertise in the diagnosis and management of autoimmune condition. She works alongside a range of specialty clinicians to offer comprehensive patient-centered care.


Dr. Manzi graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. She received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and completed a medical internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center. She completed her fellowship in rheumatology in Pittsburgh, and received a master’s degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.