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Belinda Birnbaum,


Title: Faculty

Practices: Drexel Rheumatology

Specialty: Rheumatology


Drexel Rheumatology
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Maps & Directions

Phone: 215.762.2688
Fax: 215.762.2689


  • BA in Biology and Psychology - University of Rochester (1995)
  • MD - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2000)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Philadelphia Rheumatism Society

Clinical Services

Rheumatology, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Pulmonary manifestations of rheumatologic diseases, Interstitial lung disease, Pulmonary hypertension, Vasculitis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Gout


Belinda Birnbaum, MD, is a board-certified rheumatologist practicing in Center City Philadelphia. She comes to Drexel from Penn Medicine, where she practiced rheumatology for a decade.


  • Rheumatology - New York University, Hospital for Joint Diseases


  • Internal Medicine - New York University, Bellevue Hospital Center


Peer-Reviewed Publications

"Reliability and Validity of Cutaneous Sarcoidosis Outcome Instruments Among Dermatologists, Pulmonologists, and Rheumatologists"
Yeung H, Farber S, Birnbaum BK, Dunham J, Ogdie A, Patterson KC, Payne AS, Porteous MK, Rossman MD, Sharim R, Takeshita J, Werth VP, Shin DB, Price S, Rosenbach M:
JAMA Dermatology 151(12): 1317-1322, Dec 2015

"Using temporal artery biopsy to diagnose giant cell arteritis in a patient with bilateral arm ischemia"
Glaser J, Sharim R, Birnbaum B, Montone K, Wang G
International Journal of Surgery Case Reports 13: 95-8, 2015

"Ureaplasma septic arthritis in an immunosuppressed patient with juvenile idiopathic arthritis"
George MD, Cardenas AM, Birnbaum BK, Gluckman SJ
Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases 21(4): 221-4, Jun 2015

"Voriconazole-induced periostitis after allogeneic stem cell transplantation"
Baird JH, Birnbaum BK, Porter DL, Frey NV
American Journal of Hematology 90(6): 574-5, Jun 2015

"Disease progression in mothers of children enrolled in the Research Registry for Neonatal Lupus"
Rivera TL, Izmirly PM, Birnbaum BK, Byrne P, Brauth JB, Katholi M, Kim MY,Fischer J, Clancy RM, Buyon JP
Ann Rheum Dis. 68(6): 828-35, Jun 2009

"Fulminating Hydralazine-Induced Lupus Pneumonitis"
Birnbaum B, Sidhu G, Smith R, Pillinger M, Tagoe C
Arthritis Care and Research 55(3): 501-506, Jun 2006


"Prospective evaluation of diesease progression in mothers of children enrolled in the Research Registry for Neonatal Lupus"
Birnbaum B, Katholi M, Buyon J
Oral presentation, American College of Rheumatology, 2005