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March 19, 2012 - March Med School Cafe

The March Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Crisostomo Baliog Jr., assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

His lecture, titled “Lupus: Fact or Fiction? Things Patients Should Know but Are Afraid to Ask” will take place March 20, 2012, at the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon.

Dr. Baliog, a rheumatologist, will discuss systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a long-term autoimmune disorder. During the talk, he will discuss common clinical presentations of SLE, what causes it, common misconceptions, and current treatment. He will also give an introduction of the planned dedicated Lupus Clinic in the Mastin Building at the USA Medical Center campus.

Dr. Baliog earned his medical degree from the University of the Philippines. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at Boston University School of Medicine – Roger Williams Hospital in Providence, R.I., and completed his rheumatology fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine – Roger Williams Hospital and Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School – Rhode Island Hospital, both in Providence, R.I.

The Mobile Museum of Art is located at 4850 Museum Drive in Mobile.

The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, please call Kim Partridge at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available.

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