Christine Anastasiou, MD, MAS

Title(s)Research Associate, Medicine
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    University of California BerkeleyBS05/2009Microbial Biology
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAMD06/2013Medicine
    University of California San Diego06/2016Internal Medicine
    University of California San Francisco06/2020Rheumatology
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    University of California Berkeley2009Phi Beta Kappa
    University of California Berkeley2009Departmental Citation in Microbial Biology
    University of California Berkeley2009Graduated with Highest Distinction
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA2013Alpha Omega Alpha
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA2013American Medical Women’s Association Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement
    University of California San Diego2016Chief Medical Resident
    American College of Rheumatology2020Distinguished Fellow Award

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    Dr. Christine Anastasiou is an Assistant Professor of Rheumatology at the University of California San Francisco and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG). She completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research (MAS) and Rheumatology Fellowship at UCSF, and then joined as faculty.

    She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Her specific clinical interests include systemic lupus erythematosus, idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, rheumatoid arthritis, and spondyloarthritis. She is a clinician in the UCSF Lupus Clinic, which has an overarching goal of providing high quality care for people with SLE.

    Dr. Anastasiou is an investigator and collaborator for clinical trials of novel therapies for the treatment of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.

    She is actively involved in patient, medical student, resident, and fellow educational programs.

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    1. Development and validation of a risk scoring system to identify patients with lupus nephritis in electronic health record data. Lupus Sci Med. 2024 May 20; 11(1). Izadi Z, Gianfrancesco M, Anastasiou C, Schmajuk G, Yazdany J. PMID: 38769054; PMCID: PMC11110552.
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    2. Incidence Rate and Factors Associated With Fractures Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Ankylosing Spondylitis in the United States. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2024 Feb; 76(2):265-273. Stovall R, Kersey E, Li J, Baker R, Anastasiou C, Palmowski A, Schmajuk G, Gensler L, Yazdany J. PMID: 37605840; PMCID: PMC10843294.
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    3. Association between self-reported race and ethnicity and myositis-specific autoantibodies in a diverse cohort of patients with inflammatory myopathy. Clin Rheumatol. 2023 Nov; 42(11):3043-3047. Beam MJ, Montgomery A, Anastasiou C, Schmajuk G. PMID: 37542130; PMCID: PMC10587270.
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    4. Causes of Death Among Individuals With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus by Race and Ethnicity: A Population-Based Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 01; 75(1):61-68. Taylor T, Anastasiou C, Ja C, Rush S, Trupin L, Dall'Era M, Katz P, Barbour KE, Greenlund KJ, Yazdany J, Gianfrancesco MA. PMID: 35904969; PMCID: PMC9797422.
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    5. Review of publications evaluating opioid use in patients with inflammatory rheumatic disease. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2022 03 01; 34(2):95-102. Anastasiou C, Yazdany J. PMID: 35044328; PMCID: PMC8974237.
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    6. Treatment of Sarcoidosis in US Rheumatology Practices: Data From the American College of Rheumatology's Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness (RISE) Registry. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022 03; 74(3):371-376. Hammam N, Evans M, Morgan E, Reimold A, Anastasiou C, Kay JL, Yazdany J, Schmajuk G. PMID: 33105057; PMCID: PMC8592780.
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    7. Quality of Care for Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Data From the American College of Rheumatology RISE Registry. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022 02; 74(2):179-186. Schmajuk G, Li J, Evans M, Anastasiou C, Kay JL, Yazdany J. PMID: 32937019; PMCID: PMC9585890.
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    8. Mortality Among Hospitalized Individuals With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in the US Between 2006 and 2016. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 10; 73(10):1444-1450. Anastasiou C, Trupin L, Glidden DV, Li J, Gianfrancesco M, Shiboski S, Schmajuk G, Yazdany J. PMID: 32558160; PMCID: PMC7744369.
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    9. Epidemiology and treatment of Behçet's disease in the USA: insights from the Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness (RISE) Registry with a comparison with other published cohorts from endemic regions. Arthritis Res Ther. 2021 08 30; 23(1):224. Hammam N, Li J, Evans M, Kay JL, Izadi Z, Anastasiou C, Gianfrancesco MA, Yazdany J, Schmajuk G. PMID: 34461986; PMCID: PMC8404295.
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    10. Neurological manifestations of polyarteritis nodosa: a tour of the neuroaxis by case series. BMC Neurol. 2021 May 21; 21(1):205. Halabi C, Williams EK, Morshed RA, Caffarelli M, Anastasiou C, Tihan T, Cooke D, Abla AA, Dowd CF, Shah V, Chung S, Richie MB. PMID: 34020612; PMCID: PMC8138997.
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    11. RISE registry reveals potential gaps in medication safety for new users of biologics and targeted synthetic DMARDs. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2020 12; 50(6):1542-1548. Schmajuk G, Li J, Evans M, Anastasiou C, Izadi Z, Kay JL, Hammam N, Yazdany J. PMID: 32234243; PMCID: PMC7501140.
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    12. Immunosuppressant use and hospitalisations in adult patients with systemic lupus erythematosus admitted to a tertiary academic medical centre. Lupus Sci Med. 2018; 5(1):e000249. Anastasiou C, Dulai O, Baskaran A, Proudfoot J, Verhaegen S, Kalunian K. PMID: 29955368; PMCID: PMC6018861.
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    13. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Reasons for hospitalisation and immunosuppressant use in adult patients with systemic lupus erythematosus admitted to a tertiary academic medical centre. 2018; 77:695. Anastasiou C, Dulai O, Baskaran A, Proudfoot J, Verhaegen S, Kalunian K.
    14. Recovery of hair in the psoriatic plaques of a patient with coexistent alopecia universalis. Cutis. 2017 04; 99(4):E9-E12. Anastasiou C, Goh C, Holland V. PMID: 28492603.
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    15. Papules on the face and body. Cutis. 2015 May; 95(5):E22-4. Anastasiou C, Scumpia PO, Smart C, Young LC. PMID: 26057515.
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    16. Brown Plaque on the Calf: A Case of Hidroacanthoma Simplex. Practical Dermatology. 2013. Anastasiou C, Ahdout J, Dann F, Jeffes E, Serowka K.
    17. Proinflammatory Mediators Upregulate IMP-3 in HNSCC. The Laryngoscope. 2011; 121:S267. Anastasiou, C., Luo, J., Lin, Y., Dennis, M., Elashof, D., Abemayor, E. and St John, M.
    18. Inflammatory Mediators Regulate IMP-3 Expression in HNSCC. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2011; 59:117. Anastasiou C, Luo J, St John MA.
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