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Judith James, MD,PhD

Rheumatologist
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Member of OU Health Physicians
  • Position: Rheumatologist
  • Primary Specialty: Rheumatology
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Practice Started: 1/1/1999
  • Gender: Female

About Judith James

Dr. James is a board-certified adult rheumatologist, whose practice focuses on patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, incomplete lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, and related diseases. As a physician and scientist, Dr. James’ goal is to make precision medicine a reality for patients with rheumatic diseases. Currently, patients with rheumatic diseases are often treated through trial and error. By combining her clinical skills and research expertise, Dr. James provides new insights that help rheumatologists select the right treatment, the right dose, at the right time, for each patient.
Affiliations OU Health Physicians – Internal Medicine, OU Health Physicians
Awards
  • Edward L. & Thelma Gaylord Prize for Scientific Achievement 2013
  • Evelyn V. Hess Award, Lupus Foundation of America 2019
  • OUHSC Regent’s Award for Superior Research and Creative Activity 2005
  • Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award, American Society of Clinical Investigation 2020
  • American College of Rheumatology Dubois Lectureship for Outstanding Lupus Research 2007
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers 2000
  • Byliner Award – Health Association for Women in Communications 2002
Health Education
  • College
  • BS Oklahoma Baptist University
    Shawnee, OK
    1989
  • Medical School
  • MD University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Oklahoma City, OK
    1994
  • Residency
  • Internal Medicine University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Oklahoma City, OK
    1997
  • Fellowship
  • Rheumatology University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Oklahoma City, OK
    1999
  • Training
  • Ph.D. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Oklahoma City, OK
    1993
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology 2019
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Autoimmunity
  • Lupus erythematosus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Rheumatology
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