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Francisco Quismorio, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medicine
IRD 424 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 1946

Overview

Dr. Quismorio's research areas include autoimmunity and immunopathology of rheumatic and systemic connective tissue diseases, and clinical aspects of Systemic Lupus Ergthematosus (SLE). His current research is focused on antiphospholipid antibodies, autoantibodies in rheumatic diseases, central nervous system involvement and genetics in SLE.

Dr. Quismorio earned his medical degree from University of the Philippines. After performing his internship and residency he went on to complete two fellowships, one in rheumatology at University of Pennsylvania Hospital, and the other in immunology and rheumatic diseases at Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Awards

Southern California Rheumatism Society: Research Award for Fellows, 1969-1970

American College of Physicians: Fellow, 1977

American College of Rheumatology : Master, 2006

American College of Rheumatology: Fellow, 1987

University of the Philippines, College of Medicine: Outstanding Alumnus in Research, 1989

University of the Philippines : Entrance Scholarship, 1956

Philippine Heart Association: Most Outstanding Rotating Intern, 1964

Los Angeles City Council: Outstanding Physician, 2008

Philippine Heart Association: Burke Award, 1964

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Faculty Teaching Incentive Award, 2010-2015

American Lupus Society: Fleur de Lis Award, 1991

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Outstanding Teacher Award, 2006

Arthritis Foundation: Community Service Award, 2001

Publications

Shriki J, Shinbane JS, Azadi N, Su TI, Hirschbein J, Quismorio FP, Bhargava P. Systemic lupus erythematosus coronary vasculitis demonstrated on cardiac computed tomography. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 43(5):294-7. View in: PubMed

Lu L, Lan Q, Li Z, Zhou X, Gu J, Li Q, Wang J, Chen M, Liu Y, Shen Y, Brand DD, Ryffel B, Horwitz DA, Quismorio FP, Liu Z, Li B, Olsen NJ, Zheng SG. Critical role of all-trans retinoic acid in stabilizing human natural regulatory T cells under inflammatory conditions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Aug 19; 111(33):E3432-40. View in: PubMed

Liu Y, Lan Q, Lu L, Chen M, Xia Z, Ma J, Wang J, Fan H, Shen Y, Ryffel B, Brand D, Quismorio F, Liu Z, Horwitz DA, Xu A, Zheng SG. Phenotypic and functional characteristic of a newly identified CD8+Foxp3-CD103+ regulatory T cells. J Mol Cell Biol. 2014 Feb; 6(1):81-92. View in: PubMed

Kreitenberg AJ, Quismorio FP, Hsieh EP, Ben-Ari R, Panush RS. 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. View in: PubMed

Torralba KD, Panush RS, Quismorio FP. Early arthritis: a race to the starting line. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2012 May; 38(2):xiii-xv. View in: PubMed

Panush RS, 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. View in: PubMed

Acree SC, Pullarkat ST, Quismorio FP, Mian SR, Brynes RK. Adult leukemic synovitis is associated with leukemia of monocytic differentiation. J Clin Rheumatol. 2011 Apr; 17(3):130-4. View in: PubMed

Torralba KD, Khan NA, Quismorio FP. Clinical trials and public trust: the geographical shift to the Asia-Pacific region. Int J Rheum Dis. 2009 Sep; 12(3):186-91. View in: PubMed

Torralba KD, Quismorio FP. Soft tissue infections. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2009 Feb; 35(1):45-62. View in: PubMed

Torralba KD, Quismorio FP. Sarcoidosis and the rheumatologist. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2009 Jan; 21(1):62-70. View in: PubMed

Quismorio FP, Kaufman RL, Beardmore T, Mongan ES. Reactivity of serum antibodies to the keratin layer of rat esophagus in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Feb; 58(2 Suppl):S69-74. View in: PubMed

Torralba KD, Colletti PM, Quismorio FP. Spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage in necrotizing vasculitis. J Rheumatol. 2008 Jan; 35(1):180-2. View in: PubMed

Quismorio FP. Pulmonary involvement in ankylosing spondylitis. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2006 Sep; 12(5):342-5. View in: PubMed

Collins CE, Quismorio FP. Pulmonary involvement in microscopic polyangiitis. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2005 Sep; 11(5):447-51. View in: PubMed

Zheng SG, Wang JH, Koss MN, Quismorio F, Gray JD, Horwitz DA. CD4+ and CD8+ regulatory T cells generated ex vivo with IL-2 and TGF-beta suppress a stimulatory graft-versus-host disease with a lupus-like syndrome. J Immunol. 2004 Feb 1; 172(3):1531-9. View in: PubMed

Metyas SK, Lum CA, Raza AS, Vaysburd M, Forrester DM, Quismorio FP. Inflammatory arthritis secondary to metastatic gastric cancer. J Rheumatol. 2003 Dec; 30(12):2713-5. View in: PubMed

Torralba KD, Quismorio FP. Sarcoid arthritis: a review of clinical features, pathology and therapy. Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis. 2003 Jun; 20(2):95-103. View in: PubMed

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