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Emmanuel Katsaros, DO, FACR

Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

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Phone: 8629

Join year: 2014

Education

  • 1999 - 2001 Rheumatology Fellow at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California
  • 1996 - 1999 Internal Medicine Resident (primary care track) at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California
  • 1995 - 1996 Intern (AOA rotating internship program) at San Bernardino County Hospital, San Bernardino, California
  • 1991 - 1995 Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1988 - 1991 Completed graduate course work in biological science with an emphasis in cellular-molecular biology, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California
  • 1984 - 1988 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Southern California

Certification

  • 2015 - Present Diplomat, American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine
  • 2006 - 2014 Limited Bone Density Supervisor and Operator Permit
  • 2001 - 2014 Clinical Densitometrist, The International Society for Clinical Densitometry
  • 2001 - Present Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine ─ Rheumatology
  • 2000 - Present Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Experience

  • 2014 - Present Chair, Department Internal Medicine and Rheumatologist at Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California
  • 2004 - 2014 Rheumatologist, Loma Linda University Faculty Physicians and Surgeons, Inc., Loma Linda, California
  • 2001 - 2004 Rheumatologist/Internist, Chaparral Medical Group, Inc., Pomona, California Academic Appointments
  • 2014 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences
  • 2013 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Loma Linda University
  • 2004 - 2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine Loma Linda University Hospital Appointments
  • 2007 - 2014 Jerry L. Pettis Memorial V.A. Medical Center
  • 2006 - Present Riverside Regional Medical Center
  • 2004 - Present Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • 2001 - 2004 Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation, Pomona, California
  • 2001 - 2004 Doctor's Hospital, Montclair, California
  • 2001 - 2004 Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, California
  • 2001 - 2004 San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, California Other Appointments
  • 2012 - 2014 Associate Division Chief for Clinical Operations Directorships
  • 2009 - 2014 Program Director - LLUMC Rheumatology Fellowship
  • 2005 - 2009 Associate Program Director - LLUMC Rheumatology Fellowship
  • 2004 - 2014 Director Loma Linda University Medical Center Adult Therapeutic Apheresis

Teaching Experience

  • Undergraduate Medical Education -Supervising students at the FMO and Primarily at the Riverside Regional Medical Center's Rheumatology Clinic

  • Graduate Medical Education -Supervising Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Orthopedic Residents and Fellows at the FMO and County Clinics

  • Supervising and/or Participating - Radiology, Literature and Case Conferences

  • Lectures - Residents: Internal Medicine Clinical Core Conferences and Board Reviews, Rheumatology Fellows: Lecture at Clinical Core Conferences

  • Continuing Medical Education Lectures - "Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Issues in the Elderly" OPSC 2014 Annual Convention, San Diego, California, February 2014,"Lupus Treatment Outcomes" Loma Linda University Medical Center, Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Loma Linda, California, December 2012, "Rheumatic Diseases and Monitoring" Loma Linda University Medical Center, Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, Loma Linda, California, October 2011,"Eosinophilic Vasculitis" Loma Linda University Medical Center Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Loma Linda, California, September 2010,"Is this lupus?" Loma Linda University Medical Center Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Loma Linda, California, September 2009, "Ankylosing Spondylitis: Diagnosis and Medical Management" Loma Linda University Medical Center Orthopedics Grand Rounds, Loma Linda, California, April 2009, "Vasculitis Affecting Small and Medium Size Arteries" Loma Linda University Medical Center Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Loma Linda, California, November 2008, "Update in Osteoporosis" Internal Medicine Lecture Series, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, California, June 2008, "Updates in Scleroderma" Loma Linda University Medical Center Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Loma Linda, California, January 2005

  • Invited Lectures-Non CME "Rheumatoid Arthritis for the Newly Diagnosed" Arthritis Foundation, Arthritis in Prime Time Conference, Long Beach, California, October 2012, "Rheumatoid Arthritis Updates" Arthritis Foundation, Arthritis in Prime Time Conference, Long Beach, California, October 22, 2011, "Updates in Rheumatoid Arthritis." Arthritis Foundation, Arthritis in Prime Time Conference, Long Beach, California, October 2010,"Oral Manifestations of Rheumatic Disease," Special Needs Dental Hygiene Course, Loma Linda School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, California, October 2005- 2009

Research Grant

  • 2011- Present Forest Laboratories, $270,000 - The Effect of Milnacipran on Fatigue and Quality Life in a Lupus Cohort- Investigator Initiated, Emmanuel Katsaros- Principal Investigator

  • Clinical Trials
  • 2012- Present RA0064 A Phase 4 Multicenter, Randomized, 52-week Study to Evaluate the Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data (RAPID 3) Compared to the Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) to Prospectively Predict Treatment Success at 52 weeks Based on a Treatment Decision at Week 12 in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Receiving Certolizumab Pegol (CZP) - Principal Investigator
  • 2011- Present Golimumab in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients With an Inadequate Response to Etanercept (ENBREL) or Adalimumab (HUMIRA) - Principal Investigator 2012
  • 2011- Present The Effect of Milnacipran on Fatigue and Quality Life in a Lupus Cohort ¿ Investigator Initiated. Funded through a grant from Forest Laboratories ¿ Principle Investigator 2011- 2012 MI-CP200 A phase 1, Randomized, Double-blinded, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Safety and Tolerability of MEDI-551 in Scleroderma - Principle Investigator

Awards

  • Inaugural recipient of the Western American Federation for Medical Research Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award, 2001
  • First Place Resident Research Basic Science Award, Loma Linda University Annual Postgraduate Conference, 2001

Organizations

Arthritis Foundation Pacific Region

  • Present Chairman, Physician Referral Sub-Committee
  • 2011- 2014 Chairman, Public Health Committee
  • 2009- 2013 Member, Arthritis Partners Workgroup
  • 2007- Present Member, Public Health Committee

Fellow Member of the American College of Rheumatology

American Osteopathic Association

Southern California Rheumatology Society

  • 2015- Present Secretary/ Treasurer
  • 2013- Present Program Chair International Society for Clinical Densitometry

Committees

  • 2014 - Present Western University of Health Sciences- COMP Curriculum Committee
  • 2014 - Present Western University of Health Sciences - COMP Curriculum Exploration Task Force - Co-Chair
  • 2009 - 2011 Clinical Advisory Committee for Loma Linda University Physicians Medical Group
  • 2008 - 2010 Clinical Sciences Faculty Advisory Council- Alternate Member, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • 2007 - 2011 Loma Linda University Physicians Medical Group ¿ Operations Committee
  • June 2008 Doctoral thesis committee for Derek O. Bacchus, Loma Linda University Department of Psychology.
  • May 2009 Doctoral thesis committee for Eugene A. Moynier, Loma Linda University Department of Psychology
  • October 2010 Doctoral thesis committee for George Vasquez, Loma Linda University Department of Psychology
  • 2009 Contracts Ad-Hoc Committee for Loma Linda University Physicians Medical Group

Community Organizations

  • 2011- Present Arthritis Foundation Pacific Region - Public Health Committee- Chair
  • 2011 Pan-Icarian Brotherhood- Banquet Committee Annual National Convention
  • 2009, 2010, 2012 Arthritis Foundation Arthritis Walk Inland Empire
  • 2009- 2011 Arthritis Foundation Pacific Region - Arthritis Partners Workgroup
  • 2007- Present Arthritis Foundation Pacific Region - Public Health Committee

Publications

Moldovan I, Cooray D, Carr F, Katsaros E, Torralba K, Shinada S, Ishimori M, Jolly M, Wilson A, Wallace D, Weisman M, Nicassio P. "Pain and depression predict self-reported fatigue/energy in lupus." Lupus. 2013 June; 22(7): 684-9

Jolly M, Toloza S , Block J, Mikoliatis R, Kosiniski M, Wallace D, Durran-Barragan S, Bertoli A. Blazevic I, Vila L, Cooray D, Moldovan I, Katsaros E, Weisman M, Torralba KM, Alarcon G. "Spanish LupusPro: crosscultural validation for lupus." Lupus. 2013 Apr; 22(5): 431-6

Jolly M, Pickard AS, Block JA, Kumar RB, Mikolaitis RA, Wilke CT, Rodby RA, Fogg L, Sequeira W, Utset TO, Cash TF, Moldovan I, Katsaros E, Nicassio P, Ishimori ML, Kosinsky M, Merrill JT, Weisman MH, Wallace DJ. "Disease-Specific Patient Reported Outcome Tools for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus." Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Aug;42(1):56-65

Moldovan I, Katsaros E. "Recent Developments in the Treatment of Lupus." European Musculoskeletal Review, 2012;7(1):18-21

Moldovan I, Katsaros E, Carr FN, Cooray D, Torralba K, Shinada S, Ishimori ML, Jolly M, Wallace DJ, Weisman MH, and Nicassio PM. "The Patient Reported Outcomes in Lupus (PATROL) study: role of depression in health-related quality of life in a Southern California lupus cohort." Lupus (2011) 20, 285-1292

Carr F, Nicassio P, Ishimori M, Moldovan I, Katsaros E, Torralba K, Shinada S, Cooray D,Wallace DJ, Finck S, Jolly M, Wilson A, Weisman M. "Depression Predicts Self-Reported Disease Activity in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)." Lupus. January 2011. 20, 80-84

Sachdeva S, Katsaros E, Moldovan I. "Risk Factors for Bone Loss in a University Based Lupus Cohort." International Society for clinical Densitometry Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, California; March 7-11, 2012

Meenakshi J, Block J, Mikolaitis RA, Wallace D, Duran-Barraga´n S, Bertoli AM, Toloza S, Blazevic I, Vila LM, Cooray D, Katsaros EP, Torralba KMD, Weisman MH, Alarcon GS. "Spanish LupusPRO: Cross Cultural Validation Study for Lupus." Poster at the ACR American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Scientific Meeting. Chicago, Illinois; November 4-9, 2011

Carr FN, Nicassio PM, Cooray D, Moldovan I, Katsaros EP, Torralba KD, Shinada S, Meenakshi J, Ishimori ML, Wilson AL, Wallace DJ, Weisman MH. The Role of Pain and Depression in Self-Reported Fatigue/Energy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Poster at the ACR American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Scientific Meeting. Chicago, Illinois; November 4-9, 2011

Moldovan I, Katsaros E. "What are the Risk Factors for Bone Loss in Lupus Patients?" Poster at The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Scientific Meeting. San Diego, CA; September 19, 2011

Cervera J, Ishimori ML, Cooray D, Meenakshi J Katsaros E, Moldovan I, Shinada S, Torralba KD. Wallace DJ. Block JA. Weisman MH. Nicassio P "Predictors of SF36 Scores in a New Lupus Cohort in Southern California." Poster at the ACR American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Scientific Meeting Atlanta, Georgia; November 6-11, 2010

Jolly M, Pickard AS, Mikolaitis RA, Wilke CF, Rodby R, Fogg, L, Sequeira W, Utset TO, Cash TF, Moldovan I, Katsaros E, Nicassio P, Ishimori, ML, Wallace, DJ, Weisman, MH, Block, JA.. "The LupusPRO©: A disease-specific patient reported outcome measure for systemic lupus erythematosus in the U.S.A." Poster at Lupus 2010 - 9th International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Vancouver, Canada; June 2010

Jolly, M; Pickard, AS; Mikolaitis, RA; Block, JA; Moldovan, I; Katsaros, E; Ishimori, ML; Wallace, DJ; Weisman, MH; Nicassio, P. "Preliminary Validation of Spanish Version of The Lupus-PRO V1.4." Poster at Lupus 2010-9th International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vancouver, Canada; June 2010

Cervera J, Ishimori M, Cooray D, Jolly M, Katsaros E, Ioana Moldovan I, Shinada S, Torralba KD, Wallace D, Block JA, Weisman MH and Nicassio P; "Predictors of SF36 Scores in a New Lupus Cohort in Southern California." Poster at the American College of Rheumatology Scientific Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; October 20, 2009

Meenakshi J, Ishimori ML , Moldovan I, Katsaros EP, Torralba KD, Cooray D, Shinada S, Block JA, Wallace DJ, Weisman MH Perry Nicassio P. "What Does Patient-Reported Systemic Lupus Activity Questionnaire (SLAQ) Measure?" Poster at the American College of Rheumatology Scientific Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; October 19, 2009

Rasool F, Tatosyan L, Katsaros E. "A Case of Eosinophilic Polymyositis in a Patient with Myasthenia Gravis without Thymoma." Oral presentation at the American Federation for Medical Research Western Regional Meeting. Carmel, California; January 29, 2009

Rasool F, Katsaros E. "A Case of Kikuchi Fujimoto Disease." Oral presentation at the American Federation for Medical Research Western Regional Meeting. Carmel, California; January 29, 2009

Katsaros E, Boyd K. "A Comparison of Psychosocial Characteristics in Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients." Oral presentation at the American Federation for Medical Research Western Regional Meeting. Carmel California; January 31, 2008

Boyd, K C., Katsaros, E P. "Psychosocial Predictors of Fibromyalgia: A Comparison with Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients." Poster at the National Fibromyalgia Association. Anaheim, California; March, 2006

Moldovan I, Cooray D, Colburn K, Katsaros E, Krick E. "Anti- CD20 Monoclonal Antibody (Rituximab) for Severe Refractory Lupus Associated Antiguanosine Antibodies: Potential Pathogenic Effects." Poster at the Arthritis Research Conference. Atlanta, Georgia; June, 2005

Katsaros E, Colburn K, Casiano C, Lilly M, Weisbart R, Green L. "Lupus Associated Antiguanosine Antibodies: Potential Pathogenic Effects." Poster at the American College of Rheumatology Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, California; November 11, 2001

Katsaros EP, Colburn K, Green L "Lupus Associated Antiguanosine Antibodies Interfered with cAMP and pKA Levels." Oral presentation at the American Federation for Medical Research Western Regional Meeting. Carmel California; February 2, 2001

Narrative

Dr. Emmanuel Katsaros is an associate professor of medicine and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine after graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in psychology. After completing an osteopathic rotating internship at San Bernardino County Hospital, he went on to complete his internal medicine residency and fellowship in rheumatology at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Katsaros practiced rheumatology for three years in a multi-specialty group in Claremont California before returning to Loma Linda University, where he was associate professor of medicine, fellowship program director and associate division chief of clinical operations for Rheumatology. He is an active member of the Arthritis Foundation, where he served as chair of the Public Health Committee for the Pacific Region and is currently the program chair for the Southern California Rheumatology Society. His research interest has been in the psychosocial aspects of rheumatic diseases and their effect on patient reported outcomes. He continues to practice rheumatology at the Western University of Health Sciences Patient Care Center and at Riverside County Regional Medical Center.