Education

Undergraduate
Pomona College , Zoology
Medical School
Tulane University (1977), Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Vasculitis
  • Research Interest

    • Biologic therapy of systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis

    Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Genome-wide association meta-analysis reveals novel juvenile idiopathic arthritis susceptibility loci.
    McIntosh LA, Marion MC, Sudman M, Comeau ME, Becker ML, Bohnsack JF, Fingerlin TE, Griffin TA, Haas JP, Lovell DJ, Maier LA, Nigrovic PA, Prahalad S, Punaro M, Rosé CD, Wallace CA, Wise CA, Moncrieffe H, Howard TD, Langefeld CD, Thompson SD Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.) 2017 Jul
    2016 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism Criteria for Minimal, Moderate, and Major Clinical Response in Juvenile Dermatomyositis: An International Myositis Assessment and Clinical Studies Group/Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation Collaborative Initiative.
    Rider LG, Aggarwal R, Pistorio A, Bayat N, Erman B, Feldman BM, Huber AM, Cimaz R, Cuttica RJ, de Oliveira SK, Lindsley CB, Pilkington CA, Punaro M, Ravelli A, Reed AM, Rouster-Stevens K, van Royen-Kerkhof A, Dressler F, Saad Magalhaes C, Constantin T, Davidson JE, Magnusson B, Russo R, Villa L, Rinaldi M, Rockette H, Lachenbruch PA, Miller FW, Vencovsky J, Ruperto N Ann. Rheum. Dis. 2017 May 76 5 782-791
    2016 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism Criteria for Minimal, Moderate, and Major Clinical Response in Juvenile Dermatomyositis: An International Myositis Assessment and Clinical Studies Group/Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation Collaborative Initiative.
    Rider LG, Aggarwal R, Pistorio A, Bayat N, Erman B, Feldman BM, Huber AM, Cimaz R, Cuttica RJ, de Oliveira SK, Lindsley CB, Pilkington CA, Punaro M, Ravelli A, Reed AM, Rouster-Stevens K, van Royen-Kerkhof A, Dressler F, Magalhaes CS, Constantin T, Davidson JE, Magnusson B, Russo R, Villa L, Rinaldi M, Rockette H, Lachenbruch PA, Miller FW, Vencovsky J, Ruperto N Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.) 2017 May 69 5 911-923
    Race, Income, and Disease Outcomes in Juvenile Dermatomyositis.
    Phillippi K, Hoeltzel M, Byun Robinson A, Kim S J. Pediatr. 2017 May 184 38-44.e1
    2016 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism Criteria for Minimal, Moderate, and Major Clinical Response in Adult Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis: An International Myositis Assessment and Clinical Studies Group/Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation Collaborative Initiative.
    Aggarwal R, Rider LG, Ruperto N, Bayat N, Erman B, Feldman BM, Oddis CV, Amato AA, Chinoy H, Cooper RG, Dastmalchi M, Fiorentino D, Isenberg D, Katz JD, Mammen A, de Visser M, Ytterberg SR, Lundberg IE, Chung L, Danko K, García-De la Torre I, Song YW, Villa L, Rinaldi M, Rockette H, Lachenbruch PA, Miller FW, Vencovsky J Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.) 2017 May 69 5 898-910
    The new Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) registry: design, rationale, and characteristics of patients enrolled in the first 12 months.
    Beukelman T, Kimura Y, Ilowite NT, Mieszkalski K, Natter MD, Burrell G, Best B, Jones J, Schanberg LE Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 2017 Apr 15 1 30
    Pilot study comparing the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Consensus Treatment Plans.
    Kimura Y, Grevich S, Beukelman T, Morgan E, Nigrovic PA, Mieszkalski K, Graham TB, Ibarra M, Ilowite N, Klein-Gitelman M, Onel K, Prahalad S, Punaro M, Ringold S, Toib D, Van Mater H, Weiss JE, Weiss PF, Schanberg LE Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 2017 Apr 15 1 23
    Paediatric systemic lupus erythematosus: insights from translational research.
    Wright TB, Punaro M Rheumatology (Oxford) 2017 Apr 56 suppl_1 i24-i31
    Oxidized mitochondrial nucleoids released by neutrophils drive type I interferon production in human lupus.
    Caielli S, Athale S, Domic B, Murat E, Chandra M, Banchereau R, Baisch J, Phelps K, Clayton S, Gong M, Wright T, Punaro M, Palucka K, Guiducci C, Banchereau J, Pascual V J. Exp. Med. 2016 Apr
    Comparing presenting clinical features of 48 children with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) against 183 having granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). An ARChiVe study.
    Cabral DA, Canter DL, Muscal E, Nanda K, Wahezi DM, Spalding SJ, Twilt M, Benseler SM, Campillo S, Charuvanij S, Dancey P, Eberhard BA, Elder ME, Hersh A, Higgins G, Huber AM, Khubchandani R, Kim S, Klein-Gitelman M, Kostik M, Lawson E, Lee T, Lubieniecka JM, McCurdy D, Moorthy LN, Morishita KA, Nielsen SM, O'Neil KM, Reiff A, Ristic G, Robinson AB, Sarmiento A, Shenoi S, Toth MB, Van Mater H, Wagner-Weiner L, Weiss JE, White AJ, Yeung RS Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.) 2016 Apr

    Honors & Awards

    • Nadine and Tom Craddick Professorship in Medical Education endowment
      UT Southwestern, Department of Pediatrics (2016)
    • Named Master of the American College of Rheumatology
      (2016)
    • Board Member, American College of Rheumatology
      (2015-2017)
    • Patricia and William L. Watson, Jr., M.D. Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine
      UT Southwestern Medical Center (2014)
    • Silver Medal Kourir Award
      Pediatric Rheumatology European Society and Kourir (2013)
    • Visiting Professorship in Pediatric Rheumatology
      American College of Rheumatology/Amgen (2013)
    • Board Member, American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of Pediatric Rheumatology
      (2011-2016)
    • Profiled as a "Best Pediatrician"
      D Magazine (2010)
    • Best Doctors in America
      (since 2005)
    • Best Pediatric Specialists
      D Magazine (since 2003)
    • Master, Fashena College, UT Southwestern Medical Center
      (since 2013)
    • Texas Super Doctor
      Texas Monthly Magazine (since 2004)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American College of Rheumatology, Fellow (1982)