Speaking of Health with Dr. B

Lupus, what’s that? For Aiden Gallagher the nightmare started with a spider bite – it was at the end of 5th grade. Her hand became swollen and hurt when she touched it, virtually every joint in her body felt pain when she moved, and suddenly, she couldn’t get out of bed – her doctor called it “Textbook Lupus.” Her fight for a cure started at an early age. This VERY brave young woman, now 19 years old, continues to fight for a cure; not only for herself but for others with this devastating disease.


About Dr. David Borenstein

David G. Borenstein, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University Medical Center Partner, Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, the largest rheumatology practice based in Maryland and Washington, DC.

Dr. Borenstein joined the rheumatology faculty at The George Washington University Medical Center in 1978 and rose to the rank of Professor of Medicine and Neurological Surgery and was the Director of The Spine Center for 6 years. Dr. Borenstein is the author or co-author of more than 100 journal articles and books including Heal Your Back (2011) and Back in Control (2003); and three medical textbooks. Dr. Borenstein is listed in the Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who in America, and named a “top doctor” by Washingtonian Magazine.  He was formally the President of the American College of Rheumatology.