Education

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

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

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

    • Biologic therapy of systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis

    Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Personalized Immunomonitoring Uncovers Molecular Networks that Stratify Lupus Patients.
    Banchereau R, Hong S, Cantarel B, Baldwin N, Baisch J, Edens M, Cepika AM, Acs P, Turner J, Anguiano E, Vinod P, Kahn S, Obermoser G, Blankenship D, Wakeland E, Nassi L, Gotte A, Punaro M, Liu YJ, Banchereau J, Rossello-Urgell J, Wright T, Pascual V Cell 2016 Mar
    Variants in CXCR4 associate with juvenile idiopathic arthritis susceptibility.
    Finkel TH, Li J, Wei Z, Wang W, Zhang H, Behrens EM, Reuschel EL, Limou S, Wise C, Punaro M, Becker ML, Munro JE, Flatø B, Førre Ø, Thompson SD, Langefeld CD, Glass DN, Glessner JT, Kim CE, Frackelton E, Shivers DK, Thomas KA, Chiavacci RM, Hou C, Xu K, Snyder J, Qiu H, Mentch F, Wang K, Winkler CA, Lie BA, Ellis JA, Hakonarson H BMC Med. Genet. 2016 17 1 24
    HLA-DRB1*11 and variants of the MHC class II locus are strong risk factors for systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
    Ombrello MJ, Remmers EF, Tachmazidou I, Grom A, Foell D, Haas JP, Martini A, Gattorno M, Özen S, Prahalad S, Zeft AS, Bohnsack JF, Mellins ED, Ilowite NT, Russo R, Len C, Hilario MO, Oliveira S, Yeung RS, Rosenberg A, Wedderburn LR, Anton J, Schwarz T, Hinks A, Bilginer Y, Park J, Cobb J, Satorius CL, Han B, Baskin E, Signa S, Duerr RH, Achkar JP, Kamboh MI, Kaufman KM, Kottyan LC, Pinto D, Scherer SW, Alarcón-Riquelme ME, Docampo E, Estivill X, Gül A, de Bakker PI, Raychaudhuri S, Langefeld CD, Thompson S, Zeggini E, Thomson W, Kastner DL, Woo P Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2015 Dec 112 52 15970-5
    Meta-analysis of shared genetic architecture across ten pediatric autoimmune diseases.
    Li YR, Li J, Zhao SD, Bradfield JP, Mentch FD, Maggadottir SM, Hou C, Abrams DJ, Chang D, Gao F, Guo Y, Wei Z, Connolly JJ, Cardinale CJ, Bakay M, Glessner JT, Li D, Kao C, Thomas KA, Qiu H, Chiavacci RM, Kim CE, Wang F, Snyder J, Richie MD, Flatø B, Førre Ø, Denson LA, Thompson SD, Becker ML, Guthery SL, Latiano A, Perez E, Resnick E, Russell RK, Wilson DC, Silverberg MS, Annese V, Lie BA, Punaro M, Dubinsky MC, Monos DS, Strisciuglio C, Staiano A, Miele E, Kugathasan S, Ellis JA, Munro JE, Sullivan KE, Wise CA, Chapel H, Cunningham-Rundles C, Grant SF, Orange JS, Sleiman PM, Behrens EM, Griffiths AM, Satsangi J, Finkel TH, Keinan A, Prak ET, Polychronakos C, Baldassano RN, Li H, Keating BJ, Hakonarson H Nat. Med. 2015 Aug
    Long-Term Safety, Efficacy, and Quality of Life with Intravenous Abatacept in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Up to 7 Years of Treatment.
    Lovell DJ, Ruperto N, Mouy R, Paz E, Rubio-Pérez N, Silva CA, Abud-Mendoza C, Burgos-Vargas R, Gerloni V, Melo-Gomes JA, Saad-Magalhaes C, Chavez-Corrales J, Huemer C, Kivitz A, Blanco FJ, Foeldvari I, Hofer M, Huppertz HI, Deslandre CJ, Minden K, Punaro M, Block AJ, Giannini EH, Martini A Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.) 2015 Jun
    Epistasis amongst PTPN2 and genes of the vitamin D pathway contributes to risk of juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
    Ellis JA, Scurrah KJ, Li YR, Ponsonby AL, Chavez RA, Pezic A, Dwyer T, Akikusa JD, Allen RC, Becker ML, Thompson SD, Lie BA, Flatø B, Førre O, Punaro M, Wise C, Finkel TH, Hakonarson H, Munro JE J. Steroid Biochem. Mol. Biol. 2015 Jan 145 113-20
    Genetic sharing and heritability of paediatric age of onset autoimmune diseases.
    Li YR, Zhao SD, Li J, Bradfield JP, Mohebnasab M, Steel L, Kobie J, Abrams DJ, Mentch FD, Glessner JT, Guo Y, Wei Z, Connolly JJ, Cardinale CJ, Bakay M, Li D, Maggadottir SM, Thomas KA, Qui H, Chiavacci RM, Kim CE, Wang F, Snyder J, Flatø B, Førre Ø, Denson LA, Thompson SD, Becker ML, Guthery SL, Latiano A, Perez E, Resnick E, Strisciuglio C, Staiano A, Miele E, Silverberg MS, Lie BA, Punaro M, Russell RK, Wilson DC, Dubinsky MC, Monos DS, Annese V, Munro JE, Wise C, Chapel H, Cunningham-Rundles C, Orange JS, Behrens EM, Sullivan KE, Kugathasan S, Griffiths AM, Satsangi J, Grant SF, Sleiman PM, Finkel TH, Polychronakos C, Baldassano RN, Luning Prak ET, Ellis JA, Li H, Keating BJ, Hakonarson H Nat Commun 2015 6 8442
    Use of microarrays in the clinical practice of pediatric rheumatology: the future is now?
    Punaro M Curr Opin Rheumatol 2014 Sep 26 5 585-91
    Extension Study of Participants from the Trial of Early Aggressive Therapy in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
    Wallace CA, Ringold S, Bohnsack J, Spalding SJ, Brunner HI, Milojevic D, Schanberg LE, Higgins GC, O'Neil KM, Gottlieb BS, Hsu J, Punaro MG, Kimura Y, Hendrickson A J. Rheumatol. 2014 Sep
    Vitamin D status is a determinant of atorvastatin effect on carotid intima medial thickening progression rate in children with lupus: an Atherosclerosis Prevention in Pediatric Lupus Erythematosus (APPLE) substudy.
    Robinson AB, Tangpricha V, Yow E, Gurion R, Schanberg LE, McComsey GA, Ardoin S, Dewitt EM, Rabinovich CE, Ellis J, Mieszkalski K, Wootton J, Chira P, Hsu J, Lee T, Sandborg C, Perea J, Gottlieb B, Irigoyen P, Luftig J, Siddiqi S, Ni Z, Orlando M, Pagano E, Eichenfield A, Imundo L, Levy D, Kahn P, Batres C, Cabral D, Haines KA, Kimura Y, Li SC, Weiss J, Riordan ME, Vaidya B, von Scheven E, Mietus-Snyder M, Silverman E, Ng L, Bowyer S, Ballinger S, Klausmeier T, Hinchman D, Hudgins A, Punaro M, Henry S, Zhang S, Singer NG, Brooks EB, Miner S, Szabo N, Scalzi L, Sherry D, Dorfeld L, Wilson S, Tress J, McCurdy D, Hernandez T, Vitale J, Klein-Gitelman M, Kress A, Lowe N, Patel F, Wallace C, Hamilton S, Silver R, Caldwell K, Kamen D, Wagner-Weiner L, Puplava B, Lonchev A, Higgins G, Bacani M, Brunner H, Rutherford C, Meyers-Eaton J, Nelson S, Grom A, Jung L, Conway T, Frank L, Kuss L, Soep J, Senz H, Reed A, Mason T, Jaquith J, Paepke-Tollefsrud DE Lupus Sci Med 2014 1 1 e000037

    Honors & Awards

    • Patricia and William L. Watson, Jr., M.D. Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine
      UT Southwestern (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)
    • Profiled as a "Best Pediatrician
      D Magazine (2010)
    • Best Doctors in America, 2005-present
      (2005)
    • Texas Super Doctor, 2004-present
      Texas Monthly Magazine (2004)
    • Best Pediatric Subspecialists in Dallas, 2003-present
      D Magazine (2003)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American College of Rheumatology, Fellow 1982