Kenneth C. Kalunian, MD

Kalunian, Kenneth C., MD

Kenneth C. Kalunian, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Director, Center for Innovative Therapy (CIT)

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Dr. Kalunian received his AB (chemistry) at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA.  He earned his MD (medicine) at St. Louis University Medical School in St. Louis, MO.

Research Interests

  • Innovative strategies for the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases
  • Prognostic and predictive factors for outcomes in rheumatic diseases

 Clinic Focus

  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Clinical Profile and Appointments

Clinic Practice Location

Thornton Hospital

Selected Publications

  1. Buyon JP, Petri M, Kim MY, Kalunian KC, Grossman J, Hahn BH, Merrill JT,Sammaritano L, Lockshin M, Alarcón GS, Manzi S, Belmont HM, Askanase AD,Sigler L, Dooley MA, Von Feldt J, McCune WJ, Friedman A, Wachs J, CroninM, Hearth-Holmes M, Tan M, Licciardi F, for the SELENA Investigators.Estrogen/cyclic progesterone replacement is associated with an increased rate of mild/moderate but not severe flares in SLE: The SELENA Trial. Ann Intern Med 2005; 142953-62.
  2. Petri M, Kim MY, Kalunian KC, Grossman J, Hahn BH, Sammaritano L, Lockshin M, Merrill JT, Belmont HM, Askanase AD, McCune WJ, Hearth-Holmes M, Dooley MA, VonFeldt J, Friedman A, Tan M, Davis J, Cronin M, Diamond B, Mackay M, Sigler L, Fillius M, Rupel A, Buyon JP. Combined Oral Contraceptives in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. N Engl J Med 2005;353:2550-8.
  3. McMahon M, Grossman J, FitzGerald J, Dahlin-Lee E, Wallace DJ, Thong BY, Badsha H, Kalunian K, Charles C, Navab M, Fogelman AM, Hahn BH. Proinflammatory high-density lipoprotein as a biomarker for atherosclerosis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum 2006;25:2541-2549.
  4. Hanly JG, Urowitz MB, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Bae SC, Gordon C, Wallace DJ, Isenberg D, Alarcon GS, Clarke A, Bernatsky S, Merrill JT, Petri M, Dooley MA, Gladman D, Fortin PR, Steinsson K, Bruce L, Manzi S, Khamashta M, Zoma A, Aranow C, Ginzler E, Van Vollenhoven R, Font J, Sturfelt G, Nived O, Ramsey-Goldman R, Kalunian K, Douglas J, Thompson K. Neuropsychiatric events at diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus: an international, inception cohort study. Arthritis Rheum (in press).
  5. Dall'Era M, David J, Wallace D, Chakravary E, Genovese M, Weisman M, Kavanaugh A, Kalunian K, Dhar P, Vincent E, Pena-Rossi C, Wofsy D. Atacicept Reduces B Lymphocytes and Immunoglobulin Levels in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Arthritis Rheum 2007;56:4142-50

Additional Kalunian Publications via PubMed