The Johns Hopkins Medicine Lyme Disease Research Center was established in 2015 under the direction of John Aucott, MD. Our clinical research team sees patients at Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station. The Center also has a research-only location at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Division of Rheumatology.
Lyme disease is a complex illness with both acute and chronic manifestations. We see patients with active skin lesions of acute Lyme disease. We also see patients with late or chronic manifestations of Lyme disease on a consultative basis by referral from a primary care physician.
Our mission is to understand and urgently address the varied manifestations of Lyme disease and translate our pioneering multidisciplinary research into improved patient care, education, and health outcomes.
Our current research programs are focused on advancing the understanding of biologic disease mechanisms and on improving the accuracy of diagnostic tests for all presentations of Lyme disease.
Although we expect to be conducting treatment studies in the future as the field advances, there are currently no treatment studies for Lyme disease underway at the Center.
Clinical Office Hours and Appointments
Our office hours are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Our telephones are attended by our Medical Office Coordinator between the hours of 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. During non-office hours, calls are handled by the answering service who will contact the covering physician for you.
Appointments can be made by calling 410-616-7596.
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