Mary Margaretten, MD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
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    University of California, San FranciscoM.A.S. in Clinical Research2009 Graduate Division (Advance Training in Clinical Research)
    University of California, San Francisco Residency School of Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.2003 School of Medicine
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    UCSF School of Medicine2017Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching
    UCSF Division of Rheumatology2017Ira M. Goldstein Award for Outstanding Teaching in Rheumatology
    UCSF School of Medicine2015Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award
    UCSF Division of Rheumatology2013Engleman Award for Excellence in Arthritis Research
    American College of Rheumatology2010Research Workshop Outstanding Abstract
    American College of Rheumatology2009Distinguished Fellow Award

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    Dr. Margaretten is the Clinical Chief of Rheumatology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) and responsible for all aspects of rheumatology clinical activities there. She received her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University, her MD from the University of California, San Francisco, and her Masters in Advanced Studies of Clinical Research from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed medical residency and a rheumatology fellowship at UCSF. She joined the faculty in the Division of Rheumatology in 2009. As a rheumatologist specializing in providing care to individuals with chronic rheumatic diseases, she practices at ZSFG and Laguna Honda Hospital.

    Dr. Margaretten is committed to serving vulnerable patients while supporting the three traditional domains of academic medicine – clinical care, research, and education. Her scholarship focuses on improving clinical reasoning skills to enhance physician problem-solving, quality improvement research, and examining predictors of depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. She has served as PI of grants from the Arthritis Foundation, the American College of Rheumatology, and UCSF and was the recipient of a NIH KL2 award.

    Dr. Margaretten has numerous achievements in medical education and teaching. She received the Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award, the Goldstein Award for Outstanding Teaching in Rheumatology, and the UCSF School of Medicine Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2016 she was selected as an inaugural h Coach for the UCSF School of Medicine Bridges Curriculum.

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    ECHO RA: Improving the Care of Rheumatoid Arthritis on the Navajo Nation through Clinician Education and Mentoring
    Bristol Myers Squibb Grant Initiative: Specialty Care for Vulnerable Populations Jan 1, 2021 - Jan 31, 2023
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: The goal of this study is to develop and implement a longitudinal curriculum for Navajo Nation PCPs to diagnose and treat rheumatoid arthritis.
    Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Strategic Use of Reserve Funds Aug 31, 2018 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role Description: Improving Herpes Zoster Vaccination at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
    UCSF Friends of Medicine Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: Enhancing Subspecialty Education in Rheumatology
    Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Strategic Use of Reserve Funds Sep 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: Improving Patient Safety for High-Risk Immunosuppressive Drugs at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
    UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Program Feb 1, 2015 - Jun 20, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role Description: Development of a Safety Dashboard for Rheumatology Clinics
    Friends of Medicine, Department of Medicine, UCSF Jul 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: Expanding UCSF Action Research Program to San Francisco General Hospital
    American College of Rheumatology Jul 1, 2013 - Jun 30, 2015
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis
    KL2 Career Development Award
    NIH/UCSF Dec 1, 2011 - Jun 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role Description: The Role of Systemic Inflammation in the Pathogenesis of Depression in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    American College of Rheumatology Jul 1, 2011 - Jun 30, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role Description: Career Development Research Award
    The Arthritis Foundation Jul 1, 2008 - Jun 30, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role Description: The Prevalence of Clinical Depression in a Diverse Cohort of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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    1. Malar Rash. N Engl J Med. 2021 Jul 08; 385(2):164. Goglin SE, Margaretten ME. PMID: 34233099.
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    2. Starting off on the right foot: A 22-year-old woman with leg swelling. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 Jul 01. Aguirre A, Urisman A, Margaretten M. PMID: 34197038.
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    3. Race, Ethnicity and Disparities in Rheumatology Educational Materials. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 Mar 25. Strait A, Graf J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Goglin S. PMID: 33768717.
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    4. Using Process Improvement and Systems Redesign to Improve Rheumatology Care Quality in a Safety Net Clinic. J Rheumatol. 2020 11 01; 47(11):1712-1720. Aguirre A, Trupin L, Margaretten M, Goglin S, Noh JH, Yazdany J. PMID: 32062597.
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    5. A 21-Year-Old Woman with Joint Pain and Skin Ulceration. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020 Jan 21. French S, Lang U, Margaretten M. PMID: 31961480.
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    6. A 36-Year-Old Man With Renal Failure, Fever, and Hypocomplementemia. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 04; 71(4):449-455. DeQuattro K, Urisman A, Margaretten M. PMID: 30295438.
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    7. Tuberculosis of the Finger. N Engl J Med. 2018 Sep 20; 379(12):1161. Mandal J, Margaretten M. PMID: 30231233.
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    8. A Young Woman With Sudden Urinary Retention and Sensory Deficits. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 04; 70(4):635-642. Patterson SL, Jafri K, Narvid JA, Margaretten M. PMID: 29125903.
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    9. Physical Activity to Reduce Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 01; 70(1):1-10. Katz P, Margaretten M, Gregorich S, Trupin L. PMID: 28378441.
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    10. Neurologic Manifestations of Primary Sjögren Syndrome. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2017 11; 43(4):519-529. Margaretten M. PMID: 29061239.
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    11. Reply. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 03; 69(3):455-456. Katz P, Margaretten M, Schmajuk G, Yazdany J, Yelin E. PMID: 28129462.
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    12. Role of Sleep Disturbance, Depression, Obesity, and Physical Inactivity in Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Jan; 68(1):81-90. Katz P, Margaretten M, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Yazdany J, Yelin E. PMID: 25779719.
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    13. Efficiency Gains for Rheumatology Consultation Using a Novel Electronic Referral System in a Safety-Net Health Setting. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Aug; 67(8):1158-63. Scheibe MM, Imboden JB, Schmajuk G, Margaretten M, Graf JD, Chen AH, Yelin EH, Yazdany J. PMID: 25623810.
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    14. Muscle Strength and Changes in Physical Function in Women With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Aug; 67(8):1070-7. Andrews JS, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Barton J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Yelin EH, Katz PP. PMID: 25623919.
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    15. A population-based study of infection-related hospital mortality in patients with dermatomyositis/polymyositis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 May; 67(5):673-80. Murray SG, Schmajuk G, Trupin L, Lawson E, Cascino M, Barton J, Margaretten M, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Yazdany J. PMID: 25331828.
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    16. Muscle strength, muscle mass, and physical disability in women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Jan; 67(1):120-7. Andrews JS, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Barton J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Yelin EH, Katz PP. PMID: 25049114.
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    17. Elevated risk for autoimmune disorders in iraq and afghanistan veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Feb 15; 77(4):365-74. O'Donovan A, Cohen BE, Seal KH, Bertenthal D, Margaretten M, Nishimi K, Neylan TC. PMID: 25104173.
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    18. Missed opportunities for depression screening in patients with arthritis in the United States. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Dec; 28(12):1637-42. Margaretten ME, Katz P, Schmajuk G, Yelin E. PMID: 23897128.
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    19. Choosing wisely: the American College of Rheumatology's Top 5 list of things physicians and patients should question. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Mar; 65(3):329-39. Yazdany J, Schmajuk G, Robbins M, Daikh D, Beall A, Yelin E, Barton J, Carlson A, Margaretten M, Zell J, Gensler LS, Kelly V, Saag K, King C, American College of Rheumatology Core Membership Group . PMID: 23436818.
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    20. Sex differences in assessment of obesity in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Jan; 65(1):62-70. Katz PP, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Margaretten M, Barton J, Criswell LA, Yelin EH. PMID: 22833513.
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    21. Association of posttraumatic stress disorder with increased prevalence of autoimmune disorders in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. European Journal of Psychotraumatology. 2012 Sep 10; 3(0). Aoife O'Donovan, Beth E. Cohen, Dan Bertenthal, Mary Margaretten, Karen Seal, Thomas C. Neylan. .
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    22. Depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: description, causes and mechanisms. International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 2011 Dec 1; 6(6):617-623. Mary Margaretten, Laura Julian, Patricia Katz, Edward Yelin. .
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    23. Impact of obesity on functioning among women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Oct; 63(10):1357-64. Katz P, Yazdany J, Julian L, Trupin L, Margaretten M, Yelin E, Criswell LA. PMID: 21702085.
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    24. Racial and ethnic disparities in disease activity and function among persons with rheumatoid arthritis from university-affiliated clinics. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Sep; 63(9):1238-46. Barton JL, Trupin L, Schillinger D, Gansky SA, Tonner C, Margaretten M, Chernitskiy V, Graf J, Imboden J, Yelin E. PMID: 21671414.
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    25. Socioeconomic determinants of disability and depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Feb; 63(2):240-6. Margaretten M, Barton J, Julian L, Katz P, Trupin L, Tonner C, Graf J, Imboden J, Yelin E. PMID: 20824800.
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    26. Depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: description, causes and mechanisms. Int J Clin Rheumtol. 2011; 6(6):617-623. Margaretten M, Julian L, Katz P, Yelin E. PMID: 22211138.
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    27. Massive acetaminophen ingestion with early metabolic acidosis and coma: treatment with IV NAC and continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2010 Feb; 48(2):156-9. Wiegand TJ, Margaretten M, Olson KR. PMID: 20199132.
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    28. Predictors of depression in a multiethnic cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Nov 15; 61(11):1586-91. Margaretten M, Yelin E, Imboden J, Graf J, Barton J, Katz P, Julian L. PMID: 19877099.
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    29. Clinical problem-solving. A hard diagnosis. N Engl J Med. 2009 Aug 06; 361(6):613-7. Margaretten ME, Tierney LM, Dhaliwal G. PMID: 19657126.
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    30. Systemic sulfa-induced Sweet's syndrome. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Jul 15; 59(7):1044-6. Margaretten ME, Ruben BS, Fye K. PMID: 18576306.
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    31. Synovial Lactic Acid and Septic Arthritis—Reply. JAMA. 2007 Jul 4; 298(1):40-40. Mary E. Margaretten, Jeffrey Kohlwes, Stephen Bent. .
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    32. Does this adult patient have septic arthritis? JAMA. 2007 Apr 04; 297(13):1478-88. Margaretten ME, Kohlwes J, Moore D, Bent S. PMID: 17405973.
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