As both a board-certified rheumatologist and internationally-acclaimed researcher, Dr. Judith James has been instrumental in improving the lives of people with lupus & other rheumatic diseases.
Even as a child, Judith James was planning for a career in medicine. “When I was 4, I told my pediatrician that I wanted to be a doctor,” said James in a 2017 interview with the Oklahoman. Today, she is regarded as one of the foremost experts in lupus and has published more than 270 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including:
- The New England Journal of Medicine
- Nature Medicine
- The Journal of Experimental Medicine
- Annals of Rheumatic Diseases
- Arthritis and Rheumatology
A fifth-generation Oklahoman, James was the valedictorian of her high school class before attending Oklahoma Baptist University where she played the piano in the University Chorale. Her research career with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) began with an internship prior to her senior year.