About Arthur Kavanaugh, MD
Arthur Kavanaugh, MD, is a board-certified rheumatologist who diagnoses and treats patients with autoimmune conditions as well as diseases of the joints, muscles and bones. These conditions may include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, chronic back pain, tendonitis, and lupus.
Dr. Kavanaugh serves as director of the Center for Innovative Therapy in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at UC San Diego. He is professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he trains medical students, residents and fellows. His clinical research focuses on rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. He also conducts studies on other autoimmune conditions, including systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis and inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Kavanaugh completed fellowship training in rheumatology at UT Southwestern in Dallas and in allergy and immunology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he also completed his internal medicine residency. Dr. Kavanaugh earned his medical degree at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo.
He was an inaugural member and remains active in the Academy of Clinician Scholars. He serves as divisional representative to the UC San Diego Medical Group Quality Council, with responsibility for quality improvement within the division.
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- Saint Louis University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Allergy and Immunology
- American Board of Internal Medicine
Conditions and Treatments
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis