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Yolanda D. Farhey, MD

Professor of Clinical

Internal Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Residency: Wright State University - Good Samaritan Hospital (Department of Internal Medicine )
  • Residency: University of Cincinnati - University Hospital (Department of Internal Medicine )
  • Fellowship: UC Medical Center (Division of Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine )
  • Residency : Lady Davis Carmel Hospital (Internal Medicine )
  • Chief Resident : Lady Davis Carmel Hospital (Department of Internal Medicine )
  • Internship : Lady Davis Carmel Hospital
  • Medical Degree: The Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology) (Certification Date: 2000-11-08) - (Recertification Date: 2020-10-01)


Internal Medicine

Contact Information
Research Interests

Research interests : Vasculitis, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and Psoriatic arthritis.
Practice interests:  Inflammatory arthritis like Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis and Spondylarthropathies, Connective Tissues like Lupus and Mixed Connective tissue disease and Diverse Types of Vasculitis.

Clinical Interests


Ankylosing Spondylitis

Autoimmune Vasculitis

Behcet Syndrome (Neuro-Bechet)

Central Nervous System Lupus Vasculitis

Collagen Disease

CREST Syndrome


Cutaneous, Leukocytoclastic, Vasculitis


Hip Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lupus (Systemic lupus erythematosus)

Lupus Erythematosus Panniculitis

Lupus Nephritis

Microscopic Polyangiitis

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)

Osteochondritis Dissecans

Overlap Connective Tissue Disease

Paget Disease

Polymyalgia Rheumatica




Psoriatic Arthritis

Raynaud Phenomenon in Scleroderma

Raynaud's Disease

Reactive Arthritis (Reiter's Syndrome)

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Vasculitis

Sjogrens Syndrome (Neuro-Sjogren)

Still's Disease

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Systemic Vasculitis

Takayasu Arteritis

Temporal Arteritis (Giant cell arteritis)

Vasculitis (Angiitis)

Weill-Marchesani Syndrome

Peer Reviewed Publications

Zhou, Ying; Lower, Elyse E; Li, Huiping; Farhey, Yolanda; Baughman, Robert P 2017. Clinical characteristics of patients with bone sarcoidosis. Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism, 47 1, 143-148

Winkelmann, Richard R; Yiannias, James A; DiCaudo, David J; Trotter, Shannon C; Farhey, Yolanda; Griffing, W Leroy; Martorano, Lisa M; Winkelmann, John C 2016. Paclitaxel-induced diffuse cutaneous sclerosis: a case with associated esophageal dysmotility, Raynaud's phenomenon, and myositis. International journal of dermatology, 55 1, 97-100

Koneru, Sri; Kocharla, Lakshmi; Higgins, Gloria C; Ware, Avis; Passo, Murray H; Farhey, Yolanda D; Mongey, Anne-Barbara; Graham, T Brent; Houk, J Lawrence; Brunner, Hermine I 2008. Adherence to medications in systemic lupus erythematosus. Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases, 14 4, 195-201

Koneru, Sri; Shishov, Michael; Ware, Avis; Farhey, Yolanda; Mongey, Anne-Barbara; Graham, T Brent; Passo, Murray H; Houk, J Lawrence; Higgins, Gloria C; Brunner, Hermine I 2007. Effectively measuring adherence to medications for systemic lupus erythematosus in a clinical setting. Arthritis and rheumatism, 57 6, 1000-6

Brunner, H I; Bishnoi, A; Barron, A C; Houk, L J; Ware, A; Farhey, Y; Mongey, A B; Strife, C F; Graham, T B; Passo, M H 2006. Disease outcomes and ovarian function of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus, 15 4, 198-206

Farhey, Y; Luggen, M 1998. Seropositive, symmetric polyarthritis in a patient with poorly differentiated lung carcinoma: carcinomatous polyarthritis, hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, or rheumatoid arthritis? Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association, 11 2, 146-9

Farhey, Y; Hess, E V 1997. Mixed connective tissue disease. Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association, 10 5, 333-42

Farhey, Y; Hess, E V 1997. Accelerated atherosclerosis and coronary disease in SLE. Lupus, 6 7, 572-7

Farhey, Y D; Herman, J H 1995. Vasculitis complicating granulocyte colony stimulating factor treatment of leukopenia and infection in Felty's syndrome. The Journal of rheumatology, 22 6, 1179-82

Hess, E V; Farhey, Y 1995. Etiology, environmental relationships, epidemiology, and genetics of systemic lupus erythematosus. Current opinion in rheumatology, 7 5, 371-5

Hess, E V; Farhey, Y 1994. Epidemiology, genetics, etiology, and environment relationships of systemic lupus erythematosus. Current opinion in rheumatology, 6 5, 474-80

Farhey Y. 12-04-2012. Giant cell arteritis - beyond the headache Current Rheumatology Reviews, 8 2, 120-133

Farhey Y. 12-03-2012. Psoriatic arthritis - review of the immunologic, clinic and therapeutic aspects of an inflammatory s Current Rheumatology Reviews, 8 1, 66-76

Farhey Y. 12-03-2012. Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) - A coming of age Current Rheumatology Reviews, 8 1, 20-29

Farhey Y.;Hess E. 08-01-2006. Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) and Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease (UCTD) Current Rheumatology Reviews, 2 3, 261-267

Yee C.S.;Gordon C.;Gelber A.C.;Christopher-Stine L.;Fine D.M.;Farhey Y.;Hess E.;Contreras G.;Lenz O.;Roth D. 06-10-2004. Sequential therapies for proliferative lupus nephritis [1] (multiple letters) New England Journal of Medicine, 350 24, 2518-2520

Farhey Y.;Hess E. 02-01-2005. Recognizing and treating fibromyalgia Emergency Medicine, 37 2, 37-45

Farhey Y.;Hess E. 01-01-2010. Psoriatic arthritis and its novel therapeutics Current Rheumatology Reviews, 6 1, 64-71

Farhey Y.;Luggen M. 01-01-1998. Seropositive, symmetric polyarthritis in a patient with poorly differentiated lung carcinoma: Carcin Arthritis and Rheumatism, 11 2, 146-149

Farhey Y.;Hess E. 01-01-1997. Mixed connective tissue disease Arthritis and Rheumatism, 10 5, 333-342