Aliza R Lipson, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine


  • Fellowship, Emory University, Present
  • Residency, Emory University, 2009
  • MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 2006
  • BS, University of Florida, 2002


Emory Healthcare clinical profile

Aliza Lipson graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine prior to completing both her Internal Medicine Residency and Rheumatology Fellowship at Emory University. Prior to her medical training, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida.

Starting in August 2011, she joined the Emory faculty as Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Division of Rheumatology. Since that time, she has developed a very busy clinical practice and has worked hard to pursue her academic interests. She and her colleagues have implemented new staffing models, goals and initiatives in the Rheumatology practice at Midtown. Additionally, under mentorship, she has had a pilot project accepted as part of the Renal Division's NIH P30 O'Brien Kidney Research Grant for an upcoming study on mesenchymal stromal cells and lupus. She has a manuscript pending publication for work she started during fellowship with Dr. Paolo Raggi studying epicardial fat and lupus.

Aliza has also led the division in the development of a Rheumatology specific PowerNote which includes sections on medication management, health maintenance, and other Rheumatology specific issues. She has also led the division regarding PQRS compliance as well as modified the billing sheet to appropriately reflect new standards. She is currently working with Pathology on remodeling the utilization of Immunology testing, balancing cost with clinical application.

Additionally, she has been a part of the creation of the American College of Rheumatology lupus curriculum. More recently she has created a pilot 'care transition' document to be used during the transition process for our lupus patients transferring from pediatric to adult care. She enjoys teaching the house staff and medical students and will be part of the Internal Medicine Review course this summer.