Keck School Faculty

Daniel George Arkfeld

Daniel George Arkfeld

Professor of Clinical Medicine
1520 San Pablo St. Bldg#287 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

American College of Rheumatology: Mentor Award, 2013

American College of Rheumatology: Mentor Award, 2009

American College of Rheumatology: Mentor Award, 2007

University of Southern California: Second Year Medical Student Teaching Award, 1999

Potential Benefits of Psilocybin for Lupus Pain: A Case Report Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2023 Sep 04. . View in PubMed

Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy and Central Retinal Artery Occlusion in Polyarteritis Nodosa J Neuroophthalmol. 2023 Jun 19. . View in PubMed

The time to offer treatments for COVID-19 Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2021 May; 30(5):505-518. . View in PubMed

The Importance of Understanding the Stages of COVID-19 in Treatment and Trials AIDS Rev. 2021 02 08; 23(1):40-47. . View in PubMed

A patient with primary Sjogren's syndrome, cystic lung disease, and MALT lymphoma treated successfully with rituximab: a case-based review Clin Rheumatol. 2020 Apr; 39(4):1357-1362. . View in PubMed

Increased Cathepsin S activity associated with decreased protease inhibitory capacity contributes to altered tear proteins in Sjögren's Syndrome patients Sci Rep. 2018 07 23; 8(1):11044. . View in PubMed

Low Dose Naltrexone in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2018; 14(2):177-180. . View in PubMed

Autoinflammation and Immunomodulation in Inflammatory Fibromyalgia Syndrome- A Review Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2017; 13(2):98-102. . View in PubMed

Rheumatologic manifestations of the "MonoMAC" syndromea systematic review. Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Sep; 34(9):1643-5. . View in PubMed

Priapism after tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor use Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Apr; 34(4):801-2. . View in PubMed

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

Inflammatory Fibromyalgia: Is it Real? Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2015; 11(1):15-17.. View in PubMed

Tear cathepsin S as a candidate biomarker for Sjögren's syndrome Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Jul; 66(7):1872-81. . View in PubMed

Neurosarcoidosis mimicking multiple sclerosis successfully treated with methotrexate and adalimumab Int J Rheum Dis. 2014 Feb; 17(2):214-6. . View in PubMed

Giant cell arteritis with visual loss following zoledronic acid infusion Int J Rheum Dis. 2014 Jan; 17(1):113-5. . View in PubMed

Reversal of chronic refractory tophaceous gout with erosions with pegloticase Int J Rheum Dis. 2013 Jun; 16(3):369-70. . View in PubMed

Treatment of multicentric reticulohistiocytosis with adalimumab, minocycline, methotrexate Int J Rheum Dis. 2013 Feb; 16(1):105-6. . View in PubMed

Pregnancy in a patient with gouty arthritis secondary to pseudo-Bartter syndrome J Clin Rheumatol. 2010 Aug; 16(5):219-20. . View in PubMed

Development of anti-CCP-positive rheumatoid arthritis following pegylated interferon-a2a treatment for chronic hepatitis C infection J Rheumatol. 2010 Aug 01; 37(8):1777. . View in PubMed

Immune thrombocytopenia in patients with connective tissue disorders and the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2009 Dec; 23(6):1239-49. . View in PubMed

Adalimumab-induced noncaseating granuloma in the bone marrow of a patient being treated for rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatol Int. 2009 Feb; 29(4):437-9. . View in PubMed

Facebook medicine J Rheumatol. 2009 Jan; 36(1):211. . View in PubMed

Higher gonorrhea rates among African Americans than among White persons in the United States Ann Intern Med. 2008 Mar 18; 148(6):482; author reply 482. . View in PubMed

Biological significance of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody in rheumatoid arthritis Ann Intern Med. 2008 Mar 04; 148(5):403; author reply 403-4. . View in PubMed

How is infliximab harmful? Ann Intern Med. 2008 Jan 15; 148(2):166; author reply 166.. View in PubMed

The potential utility of B cell-directed biologic therapy in autoimmune diseases Rheumatol Int. 2008 Jan; 28(3):205-15. . View in PubMed

The use of the tumour necrosis factor antagonist infliximab in heart transplant recipients: two case reports Ann Rheum Dis. 2007 Nov; 66(11):1544-5. . View in PubMed

Successful rituximab therapy of acquired factor VIII inhibitor in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis J Clin Rheumatol. 2007 Apr; 13(2):89-91. . View in PubMed

Rituximab treatment for resistant antiphospholipid syndrome J Rheumatol. 2006 Feb; 33(2):355-7. . View in PubMed

Myositis ossificans: a case report Arthritis Rheum. 2005 Oct 15; 53(5):793-5. . View in PubMed

Hip arthroplasty in a 101-year-old patient J Clin Rheumatol. 2005 Jun; 11(3):180. . View in PubMed

Quest for the Holy Grail to cure arthritis and osteoporosis: emphasis on bone drug delivery systems Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2005 May 25; 57(7):939-44. . View in PubMed

Development of Crohn's disease in a patient taking etanercept J Rheumatol. 2005 Apr; 32(4):752-3. . View in PubMed

Adult Still's disease in a 75-year-old patient J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Dec; 52(12):2144-5. . View in PubMed

Infliximab treatment of Familial Mediterranean fever and its effect on secondary AA amyloidosis J Clin Rheumatol. 2004 Jun; 10(3):134-7. . View in PubMed

Local production of B lymphocyte stimulator protein and APRIL in arthritic joints of patients with inflammatory arthritis Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Apr; 48(4):982-92. . View in PubMed

Etanercept therapy in rheumatoid arthritisA randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 1999 Mar 16; 130(6):478-86. . View in PubMed

Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis N Engl J Med. 1996 Sep 12; 335(11):821-2; author reply 822-3. . View in PubMed

Identification of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in synovial fluid using the polymerase chain reaction Arthritis Rheum. 1994 May; 37(5):702-9. . View in PubMed

A Los Angeles native, Dr. Arkfeld, first joined the Keck School of Medicine faculty in 1994 after completing a fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West LA. Prior to his current administrative position as Director of Rheumatology Education, Dr. Arkfeld was Chief of Rheumatology Clinic at LAC+USC Medical Center.

Dr. Arkfeld's major areas of research interests include rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. In addition to being a renowned lecturer, having spoken all across the globe, Dr. Arkfeld is also a former little league baseball coach and is currently the doctor for the USC Women’s Basketball Team.
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