Paul F Dellaripa

Paul F Dellaripa

Associate Professor

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US

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Personal History

Dr Paul F. Dellaripa is a Rheumatologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


Academic History

In 1989, Dr Dellaripa was awarded his M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency (1990 - 1992) and his Rheumatology Fellowship at the New England Medical Centre (1992 - 1994). Following this, he pursued a Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the Lahey Hitchcock Medical Centre (1995 - 1996).1, 3


Career Overview

Dr Dellaripa is an Associate Physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.4

At BWH, he specializes in lung disorders associated with autoimmune diseases. He participates in clinical trials and investigations to better understand and treat these disorders.2

His clinical interests include arthritis, pulmonary/lung manifestations of rheumatic diseases, rheumatic diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and vasculitis.1


Career Timeline

  • 1995 - 2006: Affiliate Staff, Deaconess Waltham Hospital ICU Physician, Waltham, MA
  • 1996 - 2006: Staff Physician, Rheumatology and Critical Care Medicine, Lahey Clinic
  • 2000 - 2002: Medical Director, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Program, Lahey Clinic
  • 2000 - 2006: Associate Program Director, Internal Medical Residency Program, Lahey Clinic
  • 2002 - 2006: Chairman, Department of Rheumatology, Lahey Clinic
  • 2008: Assistant Director, STRATUS Simulation Center, BWH
  • 2008: Founder and Co-Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic, BWH
  • Present: Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Areas of Speciality

  • Rheumatology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Vasculitis, Autoimmune Disease, Arthritis



  • 1996 - 2001: Outstanding Teacher in Medicine Clerkship, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • 2001: Excellence in Teaching Award, Lahey Clinic
  • 2008: Excellence in Teaching Award, Rheumatology teaching module, HMS year II, Harvard Medical School
  • 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021: Top Doctor, Boston Magazine 
  • 2021: Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors: 1st Edition





Articles by Paul F Dellaripa, Associate Professor

Cardiac Sarcoidosis: When and How to Treat Inflammation

Gerard T Giblin, Laura Murphy, Garrick C Stewart, et al


Citation: Cardiac Failure Review 2021;7:e17.