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

Susceptibility to childhood onset rheumatoid arthritis: Investigation of a weighted genetic risk score that integrates cumulative effects of variants at five genetic loci.
Prahalad S, Conneely KN, Jiang Y, Sudman M, Wallace CA, Brown MR, Ponder LA, Rohani-Pichavant M, Zwick ME, Cutler DJ, Angeles-Han ST, Vogler LB, Kennedy C, Rouster-Stevens K, Wise CA, Punaro M, Reed AM, Mellins ED, Bohnsack JF, Glass DN, Thompson SD Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Feb
Validation of the systemic lupus erythematosus responder index for use in juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus.
Mina R, Klein-Gitelman MS, Nelson S, Eberhard BA, Higgins G, Singer NG, Onel K, Tucker L, O'Neil KM, Punaro M, Levy DM, Haines K, Martini A, Ruperto N, Lovell D, Brunner HI Ann. Rheum. Dis. 2013 Jan
The treatment of systemic lupus proliferative nephritis.
Punaro MG Pediatr. Nephrol. 2012 Nov
Pulmonary hypertension and other potentially fatal pulmonary complications in systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Kimura Y, Weiss JE, Haroldson KL, Lee T, Punaro M, Oliveira S, Rabinovich E, Riebschleger M, Antón J, Blier PR, Gerloni V, Hazen MM, Kessler E, Onel K, Passo MH, Rennebohm RM, Wallace CA, Woo P, Wulffraat N Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2012 Nov
Do adult disease severity subclassifications predict use of cyclophosphamide in children with ANCA-associated vasculitis? An analysis of ARChiVe study treatment decisions.
Morishita K, Guzman J, Chira P, Muscal E, Zeft A, Klein-Gitelman M, Uribe AG, Abramson L, Benseler SM, Eberhard A, Ede K, Hashkes PJ, Hersh AO, Higgins G, Imundo LF, Jung L, Kim S, Kingsbury DJ, Lawson EF, Lee T, Li SC, Lovell DJ, Mason T, McCurdy D, O'Neil KM, Punaro M, Ramsey SE, Reiff A, Rosenkranz M, Schikler KN, Scuccimarri R, Singer NG, Stevens AM, van Mater H, Wahezi DM, White AJ, Cabral DA J. Rheumatol. 2012 Oct 39 10 2012-20
Genome-wide association analysis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis identifies a new susceptibility locus at chromosomal region 3q13.
Thompson SD, Marion MC, Sudman M, Ryan M, Tsoras M, Howard TD, Barnes MG, Ramos PS, Thomson W, Hinks A, Haas JP, Prahalad S, Bohnsack JF, Wise CA, Punaro M, Rosé CD, Pajewski NM, Spigarelli M, Keddache M, Wagner M, Langefeld CD, Glass DN Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Aug 64 8 2781-91
Serum from patients with SLE instructs monocytes to promote IgG and IgA plasmablast differentiation.
Joo H, Coquery C, Xue Y, Gayet I, Dillon SR, Punaro M, Zurawski G, Banchereau J, Pascual V, Oh S J. Exp. Med. 2012 Jul 209 7 1335-48
Trial of early aggressive therapy in polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Wallace CA, Giannini EH, Spalding SJ, Hashkes PJ, O'Neil KM, Zeft AS, Szer IS, Ringold S, Brunner HI, Schanberg LE, Sundel RP, Milojevic D, Punaro MG, Chira P, Gottlieb BS, Higgins GC, Ilowite NT, Kimura Y, Hamilton S, Johnson A, Huang B, Lovell DJ Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Jun 64 6 2012-21
Consensus treatment plans for induction therapy of newly diagnosed proliferative lupus nephritis in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus.
Mina R, von Scheven E, Ardoin SP, Eberhard BA, Punaro M, Ilowite N, Hsu J, Klein-Gitelman M, Moorthy LN, Muscal E, Radhakrishna SM, Wagner-Weiner L, Adams M, Blier P, Buckley L, Chalom E, Chédeville G, Eichenfield A, Fish N, Henrickson M, Hersh AO, Hollister R, Jones O, Jung L, Levy D, Lopez-Benitez J, McCurdy D, Miettunen PM, Quintero-del Rio AI, Rothman D, Rullo O, Ruth N, Schanberg LE, Silverman E, Singer NG, Soep J, Syed R, Vogler LB, Yalcindag A, Yildirim-Toruner C, Wallace CA, Brunner HI Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2012 Mar 64 3 375-83
Hierarchy of risk of childhood-onset rheumatoid arthritis conferred by HLA-DRB1 alleles encoding the shared epitope.
Prahalad S, Thompson SD, Conneely KN, Jiang Y, Leong T, Prozonic J, Brown MR, Ponder LA, Angeles-Han ST, Vogler LB, Kennedy C, Wallace CA, Wise CA, Punaro M, Reed A, Park JL, Mellins ED, Zeft AS, Bohnsack JF, Glass DN Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Mar 64 3 925-30

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)