Keck School Faculty

Francisco Quismorio, MD
Francisco Quismorio, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medicine
IRD 424 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
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.

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

Los Angeles City Council: Outstanding Physician, 2008

American College of Rheumatology : Master, 2006

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

Arthritis Foundation: Community Service Award, 2001

American Lupus Society: Fleur de Lis Award, 1991

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

American College of Rheumatology: Fellow, 1987

American College of Physicians: Fellow, 1977

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

Philippine Heart Association: Burke Award, 1964

Philippine Heart Association: Most Outstanding Rotating Intern, 1964

University of the Philippines : Entrance Scholarship, 1956

Systemic lupus erythematosus coronary vasculitis demonstrated on cardiac computed tomography Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 43(5):294-7. . View in PubMed

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

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

Aplastic anemia secondary to azathioprine in systemic lupus erythematosus: report of a case with normal thiopurine S-methyltransferase enzyme activity and review of the literature Lupus. 2013 Dec; 22(14):1526-8. . View in PubMed

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

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

Epilogue: how will we care for patients with early arthritis? Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2012 May; 38(2):427-9.. View in PubMed

Adult leukemic synovitis is associated with leukemia of monocytic differentiation J Clin Rheumatol. 2011 Apr; 17(3):130-4. . View in PubMed

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

Identification of new SLE-associated genes with a two-step Bayesian study design Genes Immun. 2009 Jul; 10(5):446-56. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage in necrotizing vasculitis J Rheumatol. 2008 Jan; 35(1):180-2. . View in PubMed

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

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

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 01; 172(3):1531-9. . View in PubMed

Inflammatory arthritis secondary to metastatic gastric cancer J Rheumatol. 2003 Dec; 30(12):2713-5. . View in PubMed

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

Interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2001 Sep; 7(5):283-90. . View in PubMed

Interstitial lung disease in systemic lupus erythematosus Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2000 Sep; 6(5):424-9. . View in PubMed

Pulmonary involvement in adult-onset Still's disease Curr Opin Pulm Med. 1999 Sep; 5(5):305-9. . View in PubMed

Genome-wide screen for systemic lupus erythematosus susceptibility genes in multiplex families Hum Mol Genet. 1999 Apr; 8(4):639-44. . View in PubMed

Cytokine-mediated down-regulation of B cell activity in SLE: effects of interleukin-2 and transforming growth factor-beta Lupus. 1999; 8(2):95-102. . View in PubMed

Synergistic effect between IL-10 and bcl-2 genotypes in determining susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus Arthritis Rheum. 1998 Apr; 41(4):596-602. . View in PubMed

Impairments of the protein C system and fibrinolysis in infection-associated stroke Stroke. 1996 Nov; 27(11):2005-11. . View in PubMed

Pulmonary involvement in primary Sjögren's syndrome Curr Opin Pulm Med. 1996 Sep; 2(5):424-8. . View in PubMed

The elusive search for geographic clusters of systemic lupus erythematosusCritical review. Arthritis Rheum. 1995 Nov; 38(11):1564-7. . View in PubMed

Hypergammaglobulinemic purpura of Waldenstrom associated with systemic lupus erythematosus: report of a case and review of the literature Lupus. 1995 Feb; 4(1):19-22. . View in PubMed

Polyarteritis nodosa-like vasculitis in human immunodeficiency virus infection J Rheumatol. 1995 Feb; 22(2):351-5. . View in PubMed

Budd-Chiari syndrome associated with antiphospholipid antibodies in a child: report of a case and review of the literature J Rheumatol. 1994 Mar; 21(3):545-8. . View in PubMed

Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain in neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus Semin Arthritis Rheum. 1993 Apr; 22(5):335-49. . View in PubMed

The lipid, lipoprotein, and apolipoprotein effects of hydroxychloroquine in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus J Rheumatol. 1993 Apr; 20(4):661-5. . View in PubMed

Hematogenous factors and prediction of delayed ischemic deficit after subarachnoid hemorrhage Stroke. 1992 Oct; 23(10):1404-9. . View in PubMed

Immunohematologic characteristics of infection-associated cerebral infarction Stroke. 1991 Aug; 22(8):1004-9. . View in PubMed

Regression of reactive systemic amyloidosis due to ankylosing spondylitis following the administration of colchicine Arthritis Rheum. 1991 Jul; 34(7):920-2. . View in PubMed

Interstitial lung disease and cryoglobulinemia in polymyositis J Rheumatol. 1991 Mar; 18(3):468-9. . View in PubMed

Cardiac compression in rheumatoid pericarditis Semin Arthritis Rheum. 1990 Dec; 20(3):148-63. . View in PubMed

CD8+ lymphocytes from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus sustain, rather than suppress, spontaneous polyclonal IgG production and synergize with CD4+ cells to support autoantibody synthesis Arthritis Rheum. 1990 Aug; 33(8):1216-25. . View in PubMed

A long-term study of interstitial lung disease in systemic lupus erythematosus Semin Arthritis Rheum. 1990 Aug; 20(1):48-56. . View in PubMed

Anticardiolipin antibodies in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome Arch Intern Med. 1989 Aug; 149(8):1833-5. . View in PubMed

Serum levels of interleukin-2 receptor and activity of rheumatic diseases characterized by immune system activation Arthritis Rheum. 1988 Nov; 31(11):1358-64. . View in PubMed

Axillary vein thrombosis after nitrogen mustard therapy for SLE J Rheumatol. 1988 Nov; 15(11):1732-3. . View in PubMed

Characterization of lymphocytes that suppress IL-2 production in systemic lupus erythematosus Clin Exp Immunol. 1988 Aug; 73(2):236-41. . View in PubMed

Further characterization of interleukin-2 production by lymphocytes of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus J Rheumatol. 1988 Aug; 15(8):1216-22. . View in PubMed

Mechanisms of hyperkalemia in systemic lupus erythematosus Arch Intern Med. 1988 Feb; 148(2):397-401. . View in PubMed

Chondritis in systemic lupus erythematosus: clinical and immunopathologic studies Clin Exp Rheumatol. 1987 Oct-Dec; 5(4):349-53. . View in PubMed

Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin in black patients with discoid lupus erythematosus J Rheumatol. 1987 Feb; 14(1):156-9. . View in PubMed

Immunologic studies on cutaneous lesions in sarcoidosis Clin Dermatol. 1986 Oct-Dec; 4(4):54-61. . View in PubMed

Arthropathy associated with factor XIII deficiency Arthritis Rheum. 1986 Jun; 29(6):808-11. . View in PubMed

Studies on human blood lymphocytes with iC3b (type 3) complement receptorsI. Granular, Fc-IgG receptor positive and negative subsets in healthy subjects and patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. J Immunol. 1986 Feb 15; 136(4):1253-9. . View in PubMed

Sensorineural hearing loss associated with systemic lupus erythematosus Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986 Feb; 94(2):197-204. . View in PubMed

Rheumatoid arthritis in a male transsexual J Rheumatol. 1985 Jun; 12(3):640-1. . View in PubMed

Correction of interleukin-2 production in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus by removal of spontaneously activated suppressor cells J Clin Invest. 1985 Feb; 75(2):762-8. . View in PubMed

Small airways function in nonsmokers with rheumatoid arthritis Arthritis Rheum. 1984 Nov; 27(11):1218-26. . View in PubMed

Immunopathologic and clinical studies in pulmonary hypertension associated with systemic lupus erythematosus Semin Arthritis Rheum. 1984 May; 13(4):349-59. . View in PubMed

Septic bursitis in systemic lupus erythematosus Clin Rheumatol. 1984 Mar; 3(1):55-9. . View in PubMed

Lupus foot: deforming arthropathy of the feet in systemic lupus erythematosus J Rheumatol. 1984 Feb; 11(1):80-2. . View in PubMed

Palpable leg purpura and renal failure in a 23-year-old man West J Med. 1984 Jan; 140(1):60-5. . View in PubMed

T lymphocyte subsets in systemic lupus erythematosusCorrelations with corticosteroid therapy and disease activity. Arthritis Rheum. 1983 Jun; 26(6):745-50. . View in PubMed

IgG rheumatoid factors and anti-nuclear antibodies in rheumatoid vasculitis Clin Exp Immunol. 1983 May; 52(2):333-40. . View in PubMed

Reactivity of serum antibodies to the keratin layer of rat esophagus in patients with rheumatoid arthritis Arthritis Rheum. 1983 Apr; 26(4):494-9. . View in PubMed

Septic arthritis due to Arizona hinshawii J Rheumatol. 1983 Feb; 10(1):147-50. . View in PubMed

Systemic lupus erythematosus activity and IgE Ann Allergy. 1983 Jan; 50(1):34-6. . View in PubMed

Esophageal dysfunction in patients with mixed connective tissue diseases and systemic lupus erythematosus Dig Dis Sci. 1982 Jul; 27(7):592-7. . View in PubMed

Immune complexes in the portal and systemic circulation of patients with alcoholic liver diseases Clin Immunol Immunopathol. 1982 Jan; 22(1):44-54. . View in PubMed

Wegener's granulomatosisElectron microscopic and immunofluorescent studies. Chest. 1981 Dec; 80(6):753-6. . View in PubMed

Total hip arthroplasty for avascular necrosis of the femur in systemic lupus erythematosus Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1981 Nov-Dec; (161):186-90. . View in PubMed

Immune complexes and cryoproteins in ascitic fluid of patients with alcoholic liver disease Int Arch Allergy Appl Immunol. 1981; 64(2):190-4. . View in PubMed

Serum antibodies to human fetal antigens in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) J Immunol. 1980 Mar; 124(3):1154-9. . View in PubMed

Immune complexes in the pericardial fluid in systemic lupus erythematosus Arch Intern Med. 1980 Jan; 140(1):112-4. . View in PubMed

Musculoskeletal symptoms after jejunoileal shunt surgery for intractable obesityClinical and immunologic studies. Am J Med. 1979 Sep; 67(3):443-8. . View in PubMed

Increase in fibronectin in the deep dermis of involved skin in progressive systemic sclerosis Arthritis Rheum. 1979 Sep; 22(9):983-7. . View in PubMed

Complement fixing antibodies to DS-DNA in systemic lupus erythematosus: a study using the immunofluorescent Crithidia luciliae method J Rheumatol. 1979 Jul-Aug; 6(4):389-96. . View in PubMed

IgG antibodies to double-stranded DNA in systemic lupus erythematosus seraIndependent variation of complement fixing activity and total antibody content. Arthritis Rheum. 1979 Jun; 22(6):565-70. . View in PubMed

Serum antibodies to fetal antigens in systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis Clin Immunol Immunopathol. 1978 Dec; 11(4):388-94. . View in PubMed

Selective decrease in antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity in systemic lupus erythematosus and progressive systemic sclerosis Clin Exp Immunol. 1978 Nov; 34(2):235-40. . View in PubMed

Polymyalgia rheumatica in Blacks JAMA. 1978 Apr 21; 239(16):1612. . View in PubMed

Plant thorn synovitis Arthritis Rheum. 1977 Jun; 20(5):1125-8. . View in PubMed

Renal damage in systemic lupus erythematosus with normal renal function J Rheumatol. 1976 Sep; 3(3):251-61. . View in PubMed

Reduced antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity in systemic lupus erythematosus Clin Exp Immunol. 1975 May; 20(2):187-92. . View in PubMed

Septic arthritis in systemic lupus erythematosus J Rheumatol. 1975 Mar; 2(1):73-82. . View in PubMed

Soft-tissue calcification in systemic lupus erythematosus Arch Dermatol. 1975 Mar; 111(3):352-6. . View in PubMed

Immunoglobulin deposits in skin in systemic lupus erythematosus Arthritis Rheum. 1975 Jan-Feb; 18(1):77-82. . View in PubMed

Antiviral antibodies in rheumatoid synovial fluid and cryoprecipitates Clin Exp Immunol. 1974 Sep; 18(1):27-37. . View in PubMed

Histocompatibility (HL-A) antigens and lymphocytotoxic antibodies in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) Arthritis Rheum. 1974 Jul-Aug; 17(4):397-402. . View in PubMed

The choroid plexus in systemic lupus erythematosus Ann Intern Med. 1972 Jan; 76(1):65-72. . View in PubMed

The choroid plexus in systemic lupus erythematosus Ann Rheum Dis. 1971 May; 30(3):333. . View in PubMed

Serological factors in systemic lupus erythematosus and their pathogenetic significance CRC Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci. 1970 Dec; 1(4):639-84. . View in PubMed

The induction of synovitis in the normal rabbit with FabA possible experimental model of rheumatoid arthritis. Am J Pathol. 1969 Jan; 54(1):95-105. . View in PubMed

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