Lupus Clinic

Clinic information

The Lupus Clinic is located within the Richmond Road Diagnostic Treatment Centre.

1820 Richmond Road SW, Ground Floor

Calgary, AB T2T-5T7

Tel: (403) 955-8180

The Lupus Clinic, located within the Richmond Road Diagnostic and treatment Centre, strives to offer the highest possible standard of care to patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Our multidisciplinary care environment includes rheumatologists and immunologists who collaborate with hematologists, nephrologists, maternal fetal medicine specialists, and dermatologists to design patient-centred treatment strategies designed to control lupus disease activity while minimizing side effects. Our team has particular expertise in antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus nephritis, and pregnancy. Appointments are available by referral only.

Our clinic is heavily involved in research. Our world-renowned researchers are dedicated to advancing understanding of the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of SLE and translating these discoveries into practices and policies that provide a healthier future for those with lupus. Our clinic is active in clinical trials, and opportunities for participation may be available.

In addition to our multidisciplinary team of physicians, patients accessing our clinic may also receive care from pharmacists, physiotherapists, registered nurses (RNs), and social workers. Interpreter/translation services are available upon request, please inquire before your scheduled appointment.

University of Calgary Lupus Centre of Excellence:

Mission Statement:

We offer the highest possible standard of care, informed by research, to patients with SLE in a multidisciplinary care environment.  Our rheumatologists and immunologists collaborate with hematologists, nephrologists, maternal fetal medicine specialists, and dermatologists to design patient-centred treatment strategies which effectively control lupus disease activity while minimizing side effects.  We have particular expertise in antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus nephritis, and pregnancy.

Our world-renowned researchers are dedicated to advancing understanding of the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of SLE and translating these discoveries into practices and policies that provide a healthier future for those with lupus. Our team also participates in clinical trials, which provides patients access to some of the newest therapies. 

We are committed to providing specialized clinical and research training for the next generation of physicians and partnering with patients as we strive to increase awareness and find a cure.

Members of the Lupus Centre of Excellence:

  • Ann Clarke, MD, MSc, FRCPC (Director of the Lupus Centre of Excellence)
  • Marvin Fritzler, MD, PhD (Director of Mitogen DX, an advanced diagnostic laboratory at the University of Calgary which specializes in identification of novel autoantibodies and biomarkers for autoimmune diseases)
  • May Choi, MD, FRCPC (Associate Director of the Lupus Centre of Excellence; Associate Director of Mitogen DX)
  • Michelle Jung, MD, FRCPC (Rheumatologist)
  • Megan Barber, MD, PhD (Post-Doctoral Lupus Fellow)
  • Leslie Skeith, MD, MHPE (Master of Health Professions Education), FRCPC (Hematologist/Thrombosis expert)
  • Kim Cheema, MD, FRPCPC (Nephrologist)

Research Activities within the Lupus Centre of Excellence:

  • How lupus patients access health information during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Economic burden of SLE
  • Long term outcomes, thromboprophylaxis, and novel autoantibodies in patients with antiphospholipid antibodies 
  • Longitudinal profiles of established and novel autoantibodies in SLE 
  • Lupus Randomized Controlled Trials

Preparing for your visit

Use the following resources to plan and prepare for your clinic visit.

When visiting our clinic for your appointment, please ensure to bring valid government issued identification and your Alberta Health Care card. Also bring a list of the medications you are currently taking (including any vitamins or supplements). To help make your physical examination more comfortable, bring a change of clothes (shorts, sports bra, tank top, etc.).

The doctor you see may be accompanied by medical students or other trainees. If you are uncomfortable with this, please let us know before your visit.

Our clinic is practicing all COVID-19 public health guidelines set forth by Alberta Health Services (AHS). This includes in-clinic social distancing and limiting the number of designated family/support persons who can accompany you. We also require you to wear a face mask/covering when entering our clinic. If you have any questions, please contact our clinic, or visit the AHS website to learn more about COVID-19 guidelines.

The Lupus Clinic is located within the Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre. AHS provides a parking map for this facility, which can be accessed here.


Clinic team

  • Ann Clarke, MD, MSc, FRCPC (Director of the Lupus Centre of Excellence)
  • Marvin Fritzler, MD, PhD (Director of Mitogen DX, an advanced diagnostic laboratory at the University of Calgary which specializes in identification of novel autoantibodies and biomarkers for autoimmune diseases)
  • May Choi, MD, FRCPC (Associate Director of the Lupus Centre of Excellence; Associate Director of Mitogen DX)
  • Michelle Jung, MD, FRCPC (Rheumatologist)
  • Megan Barber, MD, PhD , FRCPC (Post-Doctoral Lupus Fellow)
  • Leslie Skeith, MD, MHPE (Master of Health Professions Education), FRCPC (Hematologist/Thrombosis expert)
  • Kim Cheema, MD, FRPCPC (Nephrologist)
  • Stephanie Cooper, MD, FRCSC (Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist)
  • Nancy Soliman, MD, FRCSC (Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist)
  • Anne Roggensack, MD, FRCSC (Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist)