Education

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

Research Interest

  • Biologic therapy of systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Publications

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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
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
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
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
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

Honors & Awards

  • 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)
  • Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2015-2018)
  • 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)
  • Master, Fashena College, UT Southwestern Medical Center
    (2013-2018)
  • 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)
  • Best Doctors in America
    (2005-2018)
  • Texas Super Doctors
    Texas Monthly (2004-2018)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Rheumatology, Fellow (1982)