Dr. Christianakis' clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, systemic lupus, vasculitis, and inflammatory myositis. His clinical research interests include ocular autoimmune diseases, spondyloarthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. He is currently co-managing the once monthly Rheum-Derm Clinic.
Dr. Christianakis earned his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine, then went on to complete his rheumatology fellowship at LAC+USC Medical Center. He has currently accepted a position as Associate Program Director in Internal Medicine at Huntington Hospital in addition to his Keck USC duties.
Scholars in Autoimmunity
Helen Drake Smetz Award Outstanding Resident
Escalante P, Kooda KJ, Khan R, Aye SS, Christianakis S, Arkfeld DG, Ehresmann GR, Kort JJ, Jones BE. Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection with T-SPOT(®). TB in a Predominantly Immigrant Population with Rheumatologic Disorders. Lung. 2015 Feb; 193(1):3-11. View in: PubMed
Hamm-Alvarez SF, Janga SR, Edman MC, Madrigal S, Shah M, Frousiakis SE, Renduchintala K, Zhu J, Bricel S, Silka K, Bach D, Heur M, Christianakis S, Arkfeld DG, Irvine J, Mack WJ, Stohl W. Tear Cathepsin S as a Candidate Biomarker for Sjögren's Syndrome. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Jul; 66(7):1872-81. View in: PubMed