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    Richard S Panush, MD

    TitleProfessor of Clinical Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentMedicine
    AddressIRD 427
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9099
    Phone+1 323 442 1946
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      TitleTraining Program Director


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      Dr. Richard Panush was born in Detroit, Michigan. He received his undergraduate (BA 1965) and medical school (MD 1967) education at the University of Michigan (AOA medical honorary society (1966). Dr. Panush completed his internal medicine residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He undertook fellowship training in rheumatology and clinical immunology at the Robert Breck and Peter Bent Brigham Hospitals at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Panush went to the University of Florida in 1973, where he was Chief of the Division of Clinical Immunology, Rheumatology and Allergy at the University of Florida College of Medicine and affiliated Veterans Administration Medical Center from 1976 to 1988, and subsequently was the Clinical Arthritis Scholar Professor of Medicine. In 1989 Dr. Panush accepted an appointment as Chairman and Program Director, Department of Medicine, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey (the nation’s 13th best hospital in a recent survey); he was Professor (1989- present) and Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine (1989-1998), University of Medicine and Dentistry – New Jersey Medical School, Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1999- 2008, Professor of Medical Humanities, Drew University.

      In October 2010 he accepted an appointment as Professor of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Dr. Panush has been President, Southeast Region American College of Rheumatology; Editor of Postgraduate Advances in Rheumatology; Editor-in-chief of the Yearbook of Rheumatology; on the editorial boards of Arthritis and Rheumatism, The Bulletin on the Rheumatic Diseases, and the Journal of Rheumatology; an editor of the rheumatology section of the Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program of the American College of Physicians and Associate Editor of their Physician Information and Education Resource Project; Associate Editor of ACR News; has edited the American College of Rheumatology Hotline; has been features editor of the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology; writes a column for The Rheumatologist; served on the Arthritis Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration; served on the Alternative Medicine Program Advisory Council, National Institutes of Health, served on American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Education, Communications and Marketing, Industry Relations, Curriculum, and Planning Committees; chaired the American College of Rheumatology Sponsored Programs, Public Forum, Complementary and Alternative Remedies, and Board’s Ethics Committees; was on the American College of Rheumatology Board of Directors; was a member of the American Board of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation Board of Directors; was recipient of the American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Service Award (2005); is a Master of the American College of Physicians (2007)and of the American College of Rheumatology (2008); was a member of other committees of the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine, American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, American College of Physicians and American Board of Internal Medicine; and was a member of the founding Organizational Work Group, Council, President of the Association of Chiefs and Chairs of Medicine, and recipient of their first Distinguished Service Award, and President-Elect of the National Society of Clinical Rheumatologists.

      He was honored by Saint Barnabas Medical Center for his distinguished service as Department Chair for 22 years with establishment of the Rena and Richard Panush endowment for Medical Humanities and the Richard S. Panush, MD, Annual Medical Humanities Lecture series. The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey recognized him with its Leadership Award for Humanism in Medicine. He has written over 500 scientific publications and is widely recognized for his expertise on various aspects of rheumatic diseases and clinical immunology, and for his perspectives on medicine. Dr. Panush’s research has been cited in Time magazine, he has been invited to write about arthritis for Encyclopedia Britannica, and he has been listed in the Best Doctors in America.


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      Phi Beta Kappa1963Member
      University of Michigan Medical School1963  - 1967Outstanding Students' Scholarship Award
      Alpha Omega Alpha1966Member
      Veterans Administration1977  - 1980Merit Review Grant Award
      Veterans Administration 1980  - 1983Preceptor, Clinical Investigator Award
      Veterans Administration1985  - 1988Preceptor, Clinical Investigator Awardee
      American College of Rheumatology2005Distinguished Service Award (Award of Distinction)
      American College of Physicians2008Master
      American College of Rheumatology2008Master
      Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey 2010Leadership Award for Humanism in Healthcare
      Saint Barnabas Medical Center 2010Panush Fund for Medical Humanities
      Saint Barnabas Medical Center2010Richard S. Panush, M.D., Lecture Series for Medical Humanities
      Association of Chiefs and Chairs of Medicine2010  - 2011Distinguished Service Award

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      1. Kelly A, Panush R. Diagnostic uncertainty and epistemologic humility. Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Apr 22. PMID: 28432522.
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      2. Panush R, Matteson EL. Presidents' Day reflections. Why Donald Trump could not be a rheumatologist. Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Apr 12. PMID: 28405844.
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      3. Leatherwood C, Panush R. Did King Herod suffer from a rheumatic disease? Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Feb 27. PMID: 28243759.
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      4. Hsieh EP, Hadler NM, Panush R. Reflecting on Fellowship Training. The Difference between Training Rheumatology Fellows and Rheumatologists. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Nov 11. PMID: 27863084.
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      5. Savvas S, Panush R. Should all rheumatologists study musculoskeletal anatomy? Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Jul; 34(7):1153-6. PMID: 25912214.
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      6. Johnson JA, Yu SS, Elist M, Arkfeld D, Panush R. Rheumatologic manifestations of the "MonoMAC" syndrome. a systematic review. Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Sep; 34(9):1643-5. PMID: 25739845.
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      7. Kaptein AA, Smyth JM, Panush R. Wolf-living with SLE in a novel. Clin Rheumatol. 2015 May; 34(5):887-90. PMID: 25367348.
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      8. Mofrad A, Rajbhandary R, Panush R. The art and science of tapering glucocorticoids in patients with rheumatic diseases. J Rheumatol. 2014 Jun; 41(6):1252. PMID: 24882865.
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      9. Rosenstein RK, Panush R, Kramer N, Rosenstein ED. Hypereosinophilia and seroconversion of rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Rheumatol. 2014 Nov; 33(11):1685-8. PMID: 24609760.
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      10. Romain PL, Dorff EN, Rajbhandary R, Panush R. Ethics, professionalism, and rheumatology. Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Oct; 65(10):2533-6. PMID: 23839965.
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      11. Kreitenberg AJ, Quismorio FP, Hsieh EP, Ben-Ari R, Panush R. 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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      12. Perret D, Chang EY, Pang W, Shinada S, Panush R. Reflecting on pain management for patients with osteoarthritis and other rheumatic disorders: there's more to pain management than managing pain. Pain Manag. 2013 Jul; 3(4):295-301. PMID: 24654815.
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      13. Panush R. C'mon, CAM. J Rheumatol. 2013 May; 40(5):544-6. PMID: 23637375.
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      14. Quismorio A, Brahmbhatt B, Houng M, Panush R. Etanercept allergy and anaphylaxis. J Rheumatol. 2012 Nov; 39(11):2225-7. PMID: 23118296.
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      15. Kovacs D, Torralba KD, Fox DA, Solomon DH, Panush R. Reflecting on early arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2012 Nov; 39(11):2059-61. PMID: 23118276.
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      16. Panush R, 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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      17. Torralba KD, Panush R, 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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      18. Bhangle S, Panush R, Berman EL, Schumacher HR. Clinical images: Synovial fluid clues to ochronosis. Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Feb; 64(2):473. PMID: 21989596.
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      19. Onishi K, Utturkar A, Chang E, Panush R, Hata J, Perret-Karimi D. Osteoarthritis: A Critical Review. Crit Rev Phys Rehabil Med. 2012; 24(3-4):251-264. PMID: 25750483.
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      20. Ortiz EC, Torralba KD, O'Dell JR, Panush R. Later comes earlier, nowadays. J Rheumatol. 2011 Nov; 38(11):2287-9. PMID: 22045932.
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      21. Rajbhandary R, Khezri A, Panush R. Rheumatoid cachexia: what is it and why is it important? J Rheumatol. 2011 Mar; 38(3):406-8. PMID: 21362777.
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      22. Rajbhandary R, Bhangle S, Patel S, Sen D, Perlman A, Panush R. Perspectives about complementary and alternative medicine in rheumatology. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2011 Feb; 37(1):1-8. PMID: 21220081.
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      23. Sen D, Rajbhandary R, Carlino A, Anderson RJ, Schur PH, Panush R. Are there patients with inflammatory disease who do not respond to prednisone? J Rheumatol. 2010 Aug 1; 37(8):1559-61. PMID: 20675852.
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      24. Panush R. Ethics: Privilege and principle: gifts and industry relationships revisited. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2009 Aug; 5(8):421-3. PMID: 19648941.
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      25. Bhangle SD, Sapru S, Panush R. Back pain made simple: an approach based on principles and evidence. Cleve Clin J Med. 2009 Jul; 76(7):393-9. PMID: 19570970.
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      26. Bhangle SD, Houng M, Rezai F, Panush R. What is the "exercise prescription" for patients with knee osteoarthritis? Clin J Sport Med. 2009 May; 19(3):243-4. PMID: 19423982.
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      27. Panush R, Wallace DJ, Dorff RE, Engleman EP. Retraction of the suggestion to use the term "Reiter's syndrome" sixty-five years later: the legacy of Reiter, a war criminal, should not be eponymic honor but rather condemnation. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Feb; 56(2):693-4. PMID: 17265506.
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      28. Panush R. Why I no longer accept pens (or other "gifts") from industry (and why you shouldn't either). J Rheumatol. 2004 Aug; 31(8):1478-82. PMID: 15290724.
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      29. Panush R, Paraschiv D, Dorff RE. The tainted legacy of Hans Reiter. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Feb; 32(4):231-6. PMID: 12621586.
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      30. Panush R. An unusual synovial fluid as a clue to a cause of ankle monoarthritis. J Clin Rheumatol. 2002 Oct; 8(5):284. PMID: 17041389.
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      31. Perlman A, Panush R. It's a dirty job but someone has to do it: thoughts about mud and other complementary and alternative therapies. J Clin Rheumatol. 2002 Aug; 8(4):187-8. PMID: 17041357.
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      32. Shine D, Jessen L, Bajaj J, Pencak D, Panush R. Actual and potential effects of medical resident coverage on reimbursement for inpatient visits by attending physicians. J Gen Intern Med. 2002 Jun; 17(6):428-34. PMID: 12133156.
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      33. Panush R. Not for sale, not even for rent: just say no. Thoughts about the American College of Rheumatology adopting a code of ethics. J Rheumatol. 2002 May; 29(5):1049-57. PMID: 12022322.
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      34. Panush R. Shift happens: complementary and alternative medicine for rheumatologists. J Rheumatol. 2002 Apr; 29(4):656-8. PMID: 11950003.
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