Elizabeth R Graef DO

Assistant Professor, Rheumatology

650 Albany St | (617) 358-9655
Elizabeth Graef



Dr. Elizabeth R. Graef is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and a Rheumatologist at Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA. Additionally, Dr. Graef is a Selected Member of the Clinical and Scientific Committee and the Northeastern US Regional Site Lead at the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance, San Francisco, CA. Her research and clinical interests include gout, connective tissue disease, rheumatoid arthritis, patient safety, and health disparities.


Medical Education, DO, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2014

Molecular Biology, BS, Harverford College, 2006


Published on 9/1/2022

DiIorio M, Kennedy K, Liew JW, Putman MS, Sirotich E, Sattui SE, Foster G, Harrison C, Larché MJ, Levine M, Moni TT, Thabane L, Bhana S, Costello W, Grainger R, Machado PM, Robinson PC, Sufka P, Wallace ZS, Yazdany J, Gore-Massy M, Howard RA, Kodhek MA, Lalonde N, Tomasella LA, Wallace J, Akpabio A, Alpízar-Rodríguez D, Beesley RP, Berenbaum F, Bulina I, Chock EY, Conway R, Duarte-García A, Duff E, Gheita TA, Graef ER, Hsieh E, El Kibbi L, Liew DF, Lo C, Nudel M, Singh AD, Singh JA, Singh N, Ugarte-Gil MF, Hausmann JS, Simard JF, Sparks JA. Prolonged COVID-19 symptom duration in people with systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases: results from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance Vaccine Survey. RMD Open. 2022 09; 8(2). PMID: 36104117.

Published on 8/24/2022

Jatuworapruk K, Montgomery A, Gianfrancesco M, Conway R, Durcan L, Graef ER, Jayatilleke A, Keen H, Kilian A, Young K, Carmona L, Cogo AK, Duarte-García A, Gossec L, Hasseli R, Hyrich KL, Langlois V, Lawson-Tovey S, Malcata A, Mateus EF, Schafer M, Scirè CA, Sigurdardottir V, Sparks JA, Strangfeld A, Xavier RM, Bhana S, Gore-Massy M, Hausmann J, Liew JW, Sirotich E, Sufka P, Wallace Z, Machado PM, Yazdany J, Grainger R, Robinson PC. Characteristics and Outcomes of People With Gout Hospitalized Due to COVID-19: Data From the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance Physician-Reported Registry. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2022 Nov; 4(11):948-953. PMID: 36000538.

Published on 3/28/2022

Conway R, Grimshaw AA, Konig MF, Putman M, Duarte-García A, Tseng LY, Cabrera DM, Chock YPE, Degirmenci HB, Duff E, Egeli BH, Graef ER, Gupta A, Harkins P, Hoyer BF, Jayatilleke A, Jin S, Kasia C, Khilnani A, Kilian A, Kim AHJ, Lin CMA, Low C, Proulx L, Sattui SE, Singh N, Sparks JA, Tam H, Ugarte-Gil MF, Ung N, Wang K, Wise LM, Yang Z, Young KJ, Liew JW, Grainger R, Wallace ZS, Hsieh E. SARS-CoV-2 Infection and COVID-19 Outcomes in Rheumatic Diseases: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022 May; 74(5):766-775. PMID: 34807517.

Published on 2/21/2022

Young K, Yeoh SA, Putman M, Sattui S, Conway R, Graef E, Kilian A, Konig M, Sparks J, Ugarte-Gil M, Upton L, Berenbaum F, Bhana S, Costello W, Hausmann J, Machado P, Robinson P, Sirotich E, Sufka P, Yazdany J, Liew J, Grainger R, Wallace Z, Jayatilleke A. The impact of COVID-19 on rheumatology training-results from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance trainee survey. Rheumatol Adv Pract. 2022; 6(1):rkac001. PMID: 35392427.

Published on 11/17/2021

Yeoh SA, Young K, Putman M, Sattui S, Conway R, Graef E, Kilian A, Konig M, Sparks J, Ugarte-Gil M, Upton L, Berenbaum F, Bhana S, Costello W, Hausmann J, Machado P, Robinson P, Sirotich E, Sufka P, Yazdany J, Liew J, Grainger R, Wallace Z, Jayatilleke A. Rapid Adoption of Telemedicine in Rheumatology Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Training and Supervision Concerns Among Rheumatology Trainees. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2022 Feb; 4(2):128-133. PMID: 34791821.

Published on 2/21/2021

Conway R, Konig MF, Graef ER, Webb K, Yazdany J, Kim AHJ. Inflammatory arthritis in patients with COVID-19. Transl Res. 2021 06; 232:49-59. PMID: 33626415.

Published on 12/22/2020

Sattui SE, Graef ER, Liew JW, Sparks JA, Kim AHJ. Reply to 'Taking a stand against the politicization of medical research: how "swinging the pendulum" poses a hazard to clinical trials, study participants, and the progress of science'. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2021 01; 17(1):105-107. PMID: 33290667.

Published on 8/11/2020

Sattui SE, Liew JW, Graef ER, Coler-Reilly A, Berenbaum F, Duarte-García A, Harrison C, Konig MF, Korsten P, Putman MS, Robinson PC, Sirotich E, Ugarte-Gil MF, Webb K, Young KJ, Kim AHJ, Sparks JA. Swinging the pendulum: lessons learned from public discourse concerning hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2020 07; 16(7):659-666. PMID: 32620062.

Published on 8/7/2020

Duarte-García A, Graef ER, Liew JW, Konig MF, Kim AH, Sparks JA. Response to: 'Correspondence on 'Festina lente: hydroxychloroquine, COVID-19and the role of the rheumatologist' by Graef et al' by Lo et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2020 Aug 07. PMID: 32769149.

Published on 7/22/2020

Kilian A, Chock YP, Huang IJ, Graef ER, Upton LA, Khilnani A, Krupnikova SDS, Almaghlouth I, Cappelli LC, Fernandez-Ruiz R, Frankel BA, Frankovich J, Harrison C, Kumar B, Monga K, Vega JAR, Singh N, Sparks JA, Sullo E, Young KJ, Duarte-Garcia A, Putman M, Johnson S, Grainger R, Wallace ZS, Liew JW, Jayatilleke A. Acute respiratory viral adverse events during use of antirheumatic disease therapies: A scoping review. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2020 10; 50(5):1191-1201. PMID: 32931985.

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