Education

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

Research Interest

  • Biologic therapy of systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

New Features for Measuring Disease Activity in Pediatric Localized Scleroderma.
Li SC, Li X, Pope E, Stewart K, Higgins GC, Rabinovich CE, O'Neil KM, Haines KA, Laxer RM, Punaro M, Jacobe H, Andrews T, Wittkowski K, Nyirenda T, Foeldvari I, Torok KS J. Rheumatol. 2018 Sep
IL1RN Variation Influences Both Disease Susceptibility and Response to Recombinant Human Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Therapy in Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
Arthur VL, Shuldiner E, Remmers EF, Hinks A, Grom AA, Foell D, Martini A, Gattorno M, Özen S, Prahalad S, Zeft AS, Bohnsack JF, Ilowite NT, Mellins ED, Russo R, Len C, Oliveira S, Yeung RSM, Rosenberg AM, Wedderburn LR, Anton J, Haas JP, Rösen-Wolff A, Minden K, Szymanski AM, Thomson W, Kastner DL, Woo P, Ombrello MJ, Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.) 2018 Aug 70 8 1319-1330
Delays to Care in Pediatric Lupus Patients: Data From the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Legacy Registry.
Rubinstein TB, Mowrey WB, Ilowite NT, Wahezi DM, Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2018 03 70 3 420-427
The genetic profile of RF-positive polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) resembles adult rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Hinks A, Marion MC, Cobb J, Comeau ME, Sudman M, Ainsworth HC, Bowes J, Becker ML, Bohnsack JF, Haas JP, Lovell DJ, Mellins ED, Nelson JL, Nordal E, Punaro M, Reed AM, Rose CD, Rosenberg AM, Rygg M, Smith SL, Stevens AM, Videm V, Wallace CA, Wedderburn LR, Yarwood A, Yeung RS, Langefeld CD, Thompson SD, Thomson W, Prahalad S Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.) 2018 Feb
Age and fecal microbial strain-specific differences in patients with spondyloarthritis.
Stoll ML, Weiss PF, Weiss JE, Nigrovic PA, Edelheit BS, Bridges SL, Danila MI, Spencer CH, Punaro MG, Schikler K, Reiff A, Kumar R, Cron RQ, Morrow CD, Lefkowitz EJ Arthritis Res. Ther. 2018 Jan 20 1 14
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
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
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

Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2018)
  • Distinguished Clinician Scholar Award
    American College of Rheumatology (2018)
  • 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
    (2005-2018)
  • Texas Super Doctors
    Texas Monthly (2004-2018)
  • Best Pediatric Specialists
    D Magazine (2003-2018)
  • Master, Fashena College, UT Southwestern Medical Center
    (since 2013)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Rheumatology, Fellow (1982)