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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Choosing Wisely: the American College of Rheumatology's Top 5 for pediatric rheumatology.
Rouster-Stevens KA, Ardoin SP, Cooper AM, Becker ML, Dragone LL, Huttenlocher A, Jones KB, Kolba KS, Moorthy LN, Nigrovic PA, Stinson JN, Ferguson PJ Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2014 May 66 5 649-57
Early illness features associated with mortality in the juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.
Huber AM, Mamyrova G, Lachenbruch PA, Lee JA, Katz JD, Targoff IN, Miller FW, Rider LG Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2014 May 66 5 732-40
A 14-Year-Old Boy With Sore Throat and Tea-Colored Urine.
Cooper A, Rakheja D, Punaro M Pediatrics 2014 Apr
Early-Onset Stroke and Vasculopathy Associated with Mutations in ADA2.
Zhou Q, Yang D, Ombrello AK, Zavialov AV, Toro C, Zavialov AV, Stone DL, Chae JJ, Rosenzweig SD, Bishop K, Barron KS, Kuehn HS, Hoffmann P, Negro A, Tsai WL, Cowen EW, Pei W, Milner JD, Silvin C, Heller T, Chin DT, Patronas NJ, Barber JS, Lee CC, Wood GM, Ling A, Kelly SJ, Kleiner DE, Mullikin JC, Ganson NJ, Kong HH, Hambleton S, Candotti F, Quezado MM, Calvo KR, Alao H, Barham BK, Jones A, Meschia JF, Worrall BB, Kasner SE, Rich SS, Goldbach-Mansky R, Abinun M, Chalom E, Gotte AC, Punaro M, Pascual V, Verbsky JW, Torgerson TR, Singer NG, Gershon TR, Ozen S, Karadag O, Fleisher TA, Remmers EF, Burgess SM, Moir SL, Gadina M, Sood R, Hershfield MS, Boehm M, Kastner DL, Aksentijevich I N. Engl. J. Med. 2014 Feb
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
Vitamin D deficiency is common and associated with increased C-reactive protein in children and young adults with lupus: an Atherosclerosis Prevention in Pediatric Lupus Erythematosus substudy.
Robinson AB, Tangpricha V, Yow E, Gurion R, McComsey GA, Schanberg LE, 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 e000011
Blood gene expression profiling in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis: from bench to bedside.
Gilbert M, Punaro M Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 2014 12 16
Regional distribution of adult rheumatologists.
Fitzgerald JD, Benford L, Battistone M, Brown CR, Cannella AC, Chakravarty E, Elashoff DA, Gelber AC, Lozada CJ, Punaro M, Slusher B, Abelson A Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Nov
Race, ethnicity, and disease outcomes in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a cross-sectional analysis of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Registry.
Ringold S, Beukelman T, Nigrovic PA, Kimura Y J. Rheumatol. 2013 Jun 40 6 936-42
International consensus for provisions of quality-driven care in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus.
Hollander MC, Sage JM, Greenler AJ, Pendl J, Avcin T, Espada G, Beresford MW, Henrickson M, Lee TL, Punaro M, Huggins J, Stevens AM, Klein-Gitelman MS, Brunner HI Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2013 Mar

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)