The top centers for the treatment of rheumatic diseases such as lupus are Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, Mayo Clinic and Brigham and Women's Hospital, according to US News. At least 5 percent of rheumatologists surveyed recommended these hospitals as of 2015.
It's best to select a physician who is affiliated with a medical school, recommends Lupus Foundation of America. Many university hospitals actively participate in lupus research and have specialized facilities and equipment for the treatment of the disease. University medical centers are also usually well-informed about the latest advances in lupus treatment and diagnosis.