Patricia Lynne Lugar, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
Campus mail 1821 Hillandale Rd, Suite 25A, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 613-5707
Email address

I have a strong interest and research background in the study of dysregulated B lymphocytes, B cells, that characterize clinical disease such as autoimmune disease and humoral immune deficiency. My current research projects are aimed at the study of humoral immune deficiency, specifically common variable immune deficiency or CVID and the dysregulation of B cells in the generation of lymphoma and autoimmune disease.
Other ongoing research projects include characterizing the molecular and cellular events that cause a common disease, chronic idiopathic urticaria or CIU and rare disorders idiopathic anaphylaxis and idiopathic angioedema.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship in Allegy and Immunology, Niaid, National Institutes of Health, 2003 - 2006
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Northwestern University, 1999 - 2002
  • M.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1999