M. Gershwin, M.D.

M. Eric Gershwin, M.D.


Internal Medicine

Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology


Internal Medicine


  • Chief of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Distinguished Professor of Medicine
  • The Jack and Donald Chia Professor of Medicine


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 0400
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 530-752-2884
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Philosophy of Care

Dr. Gershwin places the University mission of outstanding patient care above all else.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Gershwin sees patients for problems relating to immunology, including autoimmunity, allergies and asthma.  He also sees patients with fibromyalgia and rheumatic disease issues.  He has a specific interest in the role of environmental exposure and human health.  He sees adults and children.

Research/Academic Interests

Research in clinical immunology and ways to help patients with serious refractory immune and/or rheumatic disease.


Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology


M.D., M.A.C.P., M.A.C.R., Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto CA 1971

M.S., Astronomy and Astrophysics, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Melbourne, Australia 2002

A.B., Syracuse University, Syracuse NY 1966

Internship: Internal Medicine, Tufts University-New England Medical Center, Boston MA 1971-1972


Internal Medicine, Tufts University-New England Medical Center, Boston MA 1972-1973


Immunology, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD 1973-1975

Board Certifications

American Board of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 1980

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1974

American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, 1978

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

American Association for the Study of Liver Disease

American Association of Immunologists

American Association of Physicians

American College of Physicians

American College of Rheumatology

Honors and Awards

Professor Henry N. Neufeld Memorial Award, 2014

Vasco De Gama Prize for a lifetime of deep explorations in immunology to benefit mankind, 2013

Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa, University of Athens, 2009

AESKU Prize in Autoimmunity for lifetime contribution in immunology, 2008

Select Recent Publications

Doria A, Gershwin ME, Selmi C. From old concerns to new advances and personalized medicine in lupus: The end of the tunnel is approaching. J Autoimmun. 2016 Nov;74:1-5.

Borchers AT, Gershwin ME. The clinical relevance of complex regional pain syndrome type I: The Emperor's New Clothes. Autoimmun Rev. 2016 Sep 23.

Feng C, Teuber S, Gershwin ME. Histamine (Scombroid) Fish Poisoning: a Comprehensive Review. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2016 Feb;50(1):64-9.

Anaya JM, Ramirez-Santana C, Salgado-Castaneda I, Chang C, Ansari A, Gershwin ME. Zika virus and neurologic autoimmunity: the putative role of gangliosides. BMC Med. 2016 Mar 21;14:49.

Borchers AT, Gershwin ME. Fibromyalgia: A Critical and Comprehensive Review. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2015 Oct;49(2):100-51.

Gershwin, M.E. and Y. Shoenfeld (eds).  Diagnostic Criteria in Autoimmune Disease, Vols. 48/49.  Part I. Journal of Autoimmunity. 2014;Pages 1-152.

Borchers AT, Gershwin ME. Complex regional pain syndrome: a comprehensive and  critical review. Autoimmun Rev. 2014 Mar;13(3):242-65.

Shoenfeld, Y., P.L. Meroni and M.E. Gershwin (eds).  Autoantibodies.  Elsevier, Third Edition. 2014; 855 pages.

Borchers, A.T. and M.E. Gershwin. Transverse myelitis. Autoimmunity Reviews. 2012; 11:231-248.

Borchers, A., S.S. Teuber, C.L. Keen and M.E. Gershwin. Food safety. Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology. 2010; 39(2):95-141.