Francisco Quismorio, MD

Title(s)Professor of Medicine
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
Phone+1 323 442 1946
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    University of the Philippines 1956Entrance Scholarship
    Philippine Heart Association1964Burke Award
    Philippine Heart Association1964Most Outstanding Rotating Intern
    Southern California Rheumatism Society1969  - 1970Research Award for Fellows
    American College of Physicians1977Fellow
    American College of Rheumatology1987Fellow
    University of the Philippines, College of Medicine1989Outstanding Alumnus in Research
    American Lupus Society1991Fleur de Lis Award
    Arthritis Foundation2001Community Service Award
    American College of Rheumatology 2006Master
    Keck School of Medicine of USC2006Outstanding Teacher Award
    Los Angeles City Council2008Outstanding Physician
    Keck School of Medicine of USC2010  - 2015Faculty Teaching Incentive Award

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    Dr. Quismorio's research areas include autoimmunity and immunopathology of rheumatic and systemic connective tissue diseases, and clinical aspects of Systemic Lupus Ergthematosus (SLE). His current research is focused on antiphospholipid antibodies, autoantibodies in rheumatic diseases, central nervous system involvement and genetics in SLE.

    Dr. Quismorio earned his medical degree from University of the Philippines. After performing his internship and residency he went on to complete two fellowships, one in rheumatology at University of Pennsylvania Hospital, and the other in immunology and rheumatic diseases at Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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    1. Shriki J, Shinbane JS, Azadi N, Su TI, Hirschbein J, Quismorio FP, Bhargava P. Systemic lupus erythematosus coronary vasculitis demonstrated on cardiac computed tomography. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 43(5):294-7. PMID: 25088221.
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    2. Lu L, Lan Q, Li Z, Zhou X, Gu J, Li Q, Wang J, Chen M, Liu Y, Shen Y, Brand DD, Ryffel B, Horwitz DA, Quismorio FP, Liu Z, Li B, Olsen NJ, Zheng SG. Critical role of all-trans retinoic acid in stabilizing human natural regulatory T cells under inflammatory conditions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Aug 19; 111(33):E3432-40. PMID: 25099355; PMCID: PMC4143025.
    3. Kreitenberg AJ, Quismorio FP, Hsieh EP, Ben-Ari R, Panush RS. Improving the care of patients with rheumatic diseases who have cardiovascular risk: comment on the article by Gossec et al. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Sep; 65(9):1548-9. PMID: 23463623.
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    4. Liu Y, Lan Q, Lu L, Chen M, Xia Z, Ma J, Wang J, Fan H, Shen Y, Ryffel B, Brand D, Quismorio F, Liu Z, Horwitz DA, Xu A, Zheng SG. Phenotypic and functional characteristic of a newly identified CD8+ Foxp3- CD103+ regulatory T cells. J Mol Cell Biol. 2014 Feb; 6(1):81-92. PMID: 23861553; PMCID: PMC3927769.
    5. Panush RS, Quismorio FP, Fox DA. Epilogue: how will we care for patients with early arthritis? Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2012 May; 38(2):427-9. PMID: 22819093.
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    6. Torralba KD, Panush RS, Quismorio FP. Early arthritis: a race to the starting line. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2012 May; 38(2):xiii-xv. PMID: 22819094.
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    7. Acree SC, Pullarkat ST, Quismorio FP, Mian SR, Brynes RK. Adult leukemic synovitis is associated with leukemia of monocytic differentiation. J Clin Rheumatol. 2011 Apr; 17(3):130-4. PMID: 21441820.
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    8. Torralba KD, Khan NA, Quismorio FP. Clinical trials and public trust: the geographical shift to the Asia-Pacific region. Int J Rheum Dis. 2009 Sep; 12(3):186-91. PMID: 20374345.
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    9. Torralba KD, Quismorio FP. Soft tissue infections. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2009 Feb; 35(1):45-62. PMID: 19480996.
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    10. Torralba KD, Quismorio FP. Sarcoidosis and the rheumatologist. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2009 Jan; 21(1):62-70. PMID: 19093325.
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    11. Quismorio FP, Kaufman RL, Beardmore T, Mongan ES. Reactivity of serum antibodies to the keratin layer of rat esophagus in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Feb; 58(2 Suppl):S69-74. PMID: 18240220.
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    12. Torralba KD, Colletti PM, Quismorio FP. Spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage in necrotizing vasculitis. J Rheumatol. 2008 Jan; 35(1):180-2. PMID: 18176995.
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    13. Quismorio FP. Pulmonary involvement in ankylosing spondylitis. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2006 Sep; 12(5):342-5. PMID: 16926649.
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    14. Collins CE, Quismorio FP. Pulmonary involvement in microscopic polyangiitis. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2005 Sep; 11(5):447-51. PMID: 16093820.
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    15. Zheng SG, Wang JH, Koss MN, Quismorio F, Gray JD, Horwitz DA. CD4+ and CD8+ regulatory T cells generated ex vivo with IL-2 and TGF-beta suppress a stimulatory graft-versus-host disease with a lupus-like syndrome. J Immunol. 2004 Feb 01; 172(3):1531-9. PMID: 14734731.
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    16. Metyas SK, Lum CA, Raza AS, Vaysburd M, Forrester DM, Quismorio FP. Inflammatory arthritis secondary to metastatic gastric cancer. J Rheumatol. 2003 Dec; 30(12):2713-5. PMID: 14719219.
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    17. Torralba KD, Quismorio FP. Sarcoid arthritis: a review of clinical features, pathology and therapy. Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis. 2003 Jun; 20(2):95-103. PMID: 12870718.
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