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About Brian A. Pedersen, MBBS

Brian A. Pedersen, MBBS, is a board-certified rheumatologist. He diagnoses and treats autoimmune conditions and musculoskeletal diseases that affect the joints, muscles, connective tissue and bones. This may include conditions such as back pain and muscle strains, and diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and lupus.

Dr. Pedersen's research focuses on epigenetics of autoimmune disease. He has coauthored over 20 peer-reviewed articles, and his work has appeared in medical journals for nutrition and diabetes, immunology and hematology.

He completed a fellowship in rheumatology and an internship in internal medicine at UC Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Pedersen earned his medical degree (MBBS) from University of Queensland School of Medicine in Brisbane, Australia. He is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology.

Prior to completing his medical training, Dr. Pedersen was in the research residency track. He has been research technician for The Scripps Research Institute and a laboratory technician for Invivoscribe.

Outside of work, Dr. Pedersen enjoys playing tennis. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

In addition to the locations listed above, Dr. Pedersen is now seeing patients in El Centro at 1594 S. Imperial Ave. To schedule an appointment at this location, call 760-592-4794.

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For more information, see Rheumatology.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • University of Queensland School of Medicine, Brisbane, Australia

Residency

  • UC Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine, CA

Residency

  • UC Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine, CA

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2015-10-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted