Rheumatology Arthritis Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Rheumatology, Adult onset Still’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Sclerosis, Axial Spondyloarthritis, osteoporosis, Macrophage Activation Syndrome, Lupus Nephritis, Cytokine Storm Syndrome, Vasculitis, Neuropsychiatric lupus, Psoriatic Arthritis, ANCA Vasculitis, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Biologic Medications, Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), University of Ioannina Medical School, Ioannina, Greece 10/1990-11/1996

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT

Post-doctoral training

Fellow / Rheumatology
Hospital for Special Surgery & Cornell/New York Presbyterian & Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Hospital, New York, NY, USA
07/2001-06/2004

Resident / Internal Medicine
Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital,
Providence, RI, USA
07/1999-06/2001

Intern/Internal Medicine
University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Iowa City, IA, USA 07/1998-06/1999

Research Scholar
Northwestern University College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
08/1997-06/1998

Academic positions

Clinical Professor of Medicine
NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
11/2017-8/2019

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College New York, NY, USA
10/2012-11/2017

Associate Professor of Medicine
St George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, W.I.
02/2015-current

Associate Professor of Medicine
Ross University Medical School, Dominica, W.I.
02/2015-current

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College New York, NY, USA
10/2007-08/2012

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ)
Newark, NJ, USA
02/2005-06/2007

Hospital positions

Attending Physician
Cobble Hill Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2/2019-current

Attending Physician
NYU Langone, New York, NY, USA
11/2017-8/2019

Associate Chief, Division of Rheumatology
New York Presbyterian/ Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, USA
03/2014-11/2017

Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY, USA
06/2007-03/2014

Attending Physician & Rheumatology Clinic Director

Rutgers University Hospital, Newark, NJ, USA

02/2005-06/2007

LICENSURE, BOARD CERTIFICATION, MALPRACTICE

Licensure

State Date of Issue Date of last Registration
NY 04/2007 01/2018
DEA 11/2004 08/2019

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine Rheumatology 2003, 2013, valid until 12/2023
American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine 2001, 2011, valid until 12/2021
ECFMG 1997 (permanent)
Greek State Medical Board Rheumatology 2004 (permanent)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Fellow American College of Rheumatology 06/2001-Current
Member Hellenic Medical Association 11/1996 -Current
Member Hellenic Medical Society of New York (HMSNY) 10/2019-Current
Member Independent Doctors of New York (IDNY) 11/2019-Current
Member Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) 11/2019-Current

HONORS AND AWARDS

Member, American College of Rheumatology, ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Planning Committee (AMPC)
2016-2018
Invited Faculty, Lecturer, American College of Rheumatology, ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, “Meet the Professor”, “AOSD & Autoinflammatory Syndromes”
2016-2018
Invited Faculty, American College of Rheumatology, Chicago, IL, 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Moderator, “The Great Debate: Hydroxychloroquine in SLE”
2018
Invited Faculty, American College of Rheumatology, Chicago, IL, 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Moderator, “Axial Spondyloarthritis and its Mimics”
2018
Invited Faculty, American College of Rheumatology, Chicago, IL, 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Moderator, “From Psoriasis to Psoriatic Arthritis”
2018
Invited Faculty, American College of Rheumatology, Chicago, IL, 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Moderator, “Adult Autoinflammatory Syndromes”
2018
Invited Faculty, American College of Rheumatology, San Diego, CA, 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Moderator, “Clinical Pathological Conference”
2017
Invited Faculty, American College of Rheumatology, San Diego, CA, 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Moderator, “Reactive Arthritis”
2017
Invited Faculty, American College of Rheumatology, San Diego, CA, 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Moderator, “Auto-inflammatory Syndromes Clinical Symposium: From Bench to Bedside”
2017
Invited Faculty, American College of Rheumatology, San Diego, CA, 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Poster Tour Guide
2017
Invited Faculty, American College of Rheumatology, San Diego, CA, 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Moderator, “Rare Diseases: Concurrent Session”
2017
Abstract Reviewer, American College of Rheumatology, ACR, 2017 Annual Session, San Diego, CA
2017
Invited Faculty, American College of Rheumatology, ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Moderator, “Spondyloarthropathies”
2016
Invited Faculty, American College of Rheumatology, ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Moderator, “Sjogren’s Syndrome” 2016
Invited Faculty, American College of Rheumatology, ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Moderator, “Latent TB in Rheumatic Diseases”
2016
“Attending of the Month”, New York Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
02/2017
New York Magazine: Top Doctor, Rheumatology
2014-2019
New York Times T Magazine: Super Doctor 2014-2019

US News & World Report: Top Doctors
2011-2019
Castle Connolly: Top Doctors in New York 2011-2019
Patients Choice ™ Award 2012-19
Marquis’ Who is Who in Healthcare 06/2008-
current
University of Hawaii Medical School Visiting Professorship 11/2007
Clinical Immunology Society Autoimmunity Spring School Travel Grant 03/2004
American College of Rheumatology Slide Competition Finalist 10/2002
American College of Physicians National Associate Research Competition Finalist 04/2001
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) International Medical Scholarship Recipient 06/1997
Glaxo ™ Award 10/1996
University of Ioannina Medical School, Summa cum Laude, Valedictorian 10/1996
“Sotiris Papastamatis” Third Prize for Best Biomedical Paper 21st Panhellenic (National) Medical Congress 05/1995
National Greek Scholarship Foundation (IKY), 5 merit scholarships 1990-1996

EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Full Time Private Practice: New York Rheumatology Care, PC

CURRENT AND PAST INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching

Medical Student Education

Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) PBL tutor 2nd Year Medical Students, Host Defense 2008
Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) Sponsor/Elective Clinical Rheumatology 2008-2017
Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) Sponsor/Elective Research in Rheumatology 2008-2017
St George’s University Medical School Sponsor/Elective Rheumatology 2007-2019
Ross University Sponsor/Elective Rheumatology 2014-2019
School of Medicine

RESEARCH EFFORT
Available on full CV

EXTRAMURAL PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Up-To-Date
Annals of Rheumatic Diseases
Arthritis Care & Research
Arthritis Research & Therapy
Journal of Rheumatology
Rheumatology (Oxford)
Journal of Clinical Rheumatology
Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Lupus
Clinical Rheumatology
Saudi Medical Journal
International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology
Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
American Journal of Managed Care
International Journal of Inflammation
Clinical and Developmental Immunology

Editorial Work

Editor-in-Chief Absolute Rheumatology Review, Springer-Nature, NY, NY 2019
Co-Editor-in-Chief Case Studies in Autoinflammatory Diseases In preparation

Editor-in-Chief

  • Auto-Inflammatory Diseases Textbook, Springer-Nature, NY, NY
    2019
  • Editorial Board Member Mediterranean Journal of Rheumatology 2016-current
  • Lead Guest Editor International Journal of Inflammation 2011-2012
  • Editorial Board Member Journal of Arthritis 2011-current
  • Editorial Board Member Rheumatology (Open) 2010-current
  • Editorial Board Member Tang Medical Journal (S. Korea) 2010-current
  • Invited Speaker/Visiting Professor

Available on Full CV
International Committees

Grant Reviewer
Food and Health Bureau (FHB) Hong Kong SAR
2010-2016

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Available on Full CV

Groups