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Krishna Chaganti, MD, MS

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    American College of RheumatologyRhMSUS2019MSK Ultrasound
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAPostdoctoral Studies2008Graduate Division
    Columbia University, New York, NYM.S.2009Biostatistics
    Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell Hospital, New York, NYFellowship2006Rheumatology
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PAResidency2003Internal Medicine
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PAM.D.1999School of Medicine
    Princeton University, Princeton, NJA.B.1994History
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    UCSF2019Ira M. Goldstein Award for Outstanding Teaching in Rheumatology
    Hospital for Special Surgery/NYP Weill Cornell Hospital2004  - 2007ACR Physician Scientist Development Award

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    Dr. R. Krishna Chaganti is a rheumatologist who cares for patients with a variety of rheumatologic diseases. She has been a clinician at UCSF since 2008 and has a special focus on rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and skeletal health/osteoporosis. She also has a strong interest in the use of musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound to enhance the diagnosis and care of patients in rheumatology.

    She sees patients in general rheumatology at the Parnassus campus and at the Orthopedic Institute and also sees patients in the Skeletal Health clinic at the Orthopedic Institute. In her research, Dr. Chaganti studied risk factors associated with developing osteoarthritis of the hip, risk of revision hip surgery and factors associated with increased disability due to osteoarthritis.

    Dr. Chaganti has a strong commitment to teaching and teaches medical students, residents and fellows at the Parnassus Fellows' clinic. She coordinates their weekly clinical case conference, lectures as part of their core didactics curriculum, and teaches MSK ultrasound as part of an ultrasound elective.

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    1. Jafri K, Zahed H, Wysham KD, Patterson S, Nolan AL, Bucknor MD, Chaganti RK. Antimalarial myopathy in a systemic lupus erythematosus patient with quadriparesis and seizures: a case-based review. Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Jun; 36(6):1437-1444. PMID: 28236156.
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    2. Yu WY, Manrriquez E, Bhutani T, Chaganti RK, Ruben BS, Schwartz BS, Fox LP. Sweet heart: A case of pregnancy-associated acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis with myopericarditis. JAAD Case Rep. 2015 Jan; 1(1):12-4. PMID: 27075127.
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    3. Chaganti RK, Lane NE, Nevitt MC. Response to Letter to the Editor: "Food frequency questionnaire is an effective method for measuring micronutrient intake.". Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2014 Nov; 22(11):1949-50. PMID: 25168364.
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    4. Chaganti RK, Purdue E, Sculco TP, Mandl LA. Elevation of serum tumor necrosis factor a in patients with periprosthetic osteolysis: a case-control study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Feb; 472(2):584-9. PMID: 24307062.
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    5. Chaganti RK, Tolstykh I, Javaid MK, Neogi T, Torner J, Curtis J, Jacques P, Felson D, Lane NE, Nevitt MC. High plasma levels of vitamin C and E are associated with incident radiographic knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2014 Feb; 22(2):190-6. PMID: 24291351.
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    6. Chaganti RK, Lane NE. Risk factors for incident osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2011 Sep; 4(3):99-104. PMID: 21808997.
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    7. Chaganti RK, Parimi N, Cawthon P, Dam TL, Nevitt MC, Lane NE. Association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D with prevalent osteoarthritis of the hip in elderly men: the osteoporotic fractures in men study. Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Feb; 62(2):511-4. PMID: 20112402.
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    8. Chaganti RK, Parimi N, Lang T, Orwoll E, Stefanick ML, Nevitt M, Lane NE. Bone mineral density and prevalent osteoarthritis of the hip in older men for the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study Group. Osteoporos Int. 2010 Aug; 21(8):1307-16. PMID: 20101493.
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    9. Lynch JA, Parimi N, Chaganti RK, Nevitt MC, Lane NE. The association of proximal femoral shape and incident radiographic hip OA in elderly women. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2009 Oct; 17(10):1313-8. PMID: 19427402.
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