Keck School Faculty

Richard S Panush, MD
Richard S Panush, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine;Training Program Director
Medicine
IRD 427 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
Dr. Richard Panush was born in Detroit, Michigan. He received his undergraduate (BA 1965) and medical school (MD 1967) education at the University of Michigan (AOA medical honorary society (1966). Dr. Panush completed his internal medicine residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He undertook fellowship training in rheumatology and clinical immunology at the Robert Breck and Peter Bent Brigham Hospitals at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Panush went to the University of Florida in 1973, where he was Chief of the Division of Clinical Immunology, Rheumatology and Allergy at the University of Florida College of Medicine and affiliated Veterans Administration Medical Center from 1976 to 1988, and subsequently was the Clinical Arthritis Scholar Professor of Medicine. In 1989 Dr. Panush accepted an appointment as Chairman and Program Director, Department of Medicine, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey (the nation’s 13th best hospital in a recent survey); he was Professor (1989- present) and Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine (1989-1998), University of Medicine and Dentistry – New Jersey Medical School, Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1999- 2008, Professor of Medical Humanities, Drew University.

In October 2010 he accepted an appointment as Professor of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Dr. Panush has been President, Southeast Region American College of Rheumatology; Editor of Postgraduate Advances in Rheumatology; Editor-in-chief of the Yearbook of Rheumatology; on the editorial boards of Arthritis and Rheumatism, The Bulletin on the Rheumatic Diseases, and the Journal of Rheumatology; an editor of the rheumatology section of the Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program of the American College of Physicians and Associate Editor of their Physician Information and Education Resource Project; Associate Editor of ACR News; has edited the American College of Rheumatology Hotline; has been features editor of the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology; writes a column for The Rheumatologist; served on the Arthritis Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration; served on the Alternative Medicine Program Advisory Council, National Institutes of Health, served on American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Education, Communications and Marketing, Industry Relations, Curriculum, and Planning Committees; chaired the American College of Rheumatology Sponsored Programs, Public Forum, Complementary and Alternative Remedies, and Board’s Ethics Committees; was on the American College of Rheumatology Board of Directors; was a member of the American Board of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation Board of Directors; was recipient of the American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Service Award (2005); is a Master of the American College of Physicians (2007)and of the American College of Rheumatology (2008); was a member of other committees of the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine, American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, American College of Physicians and American Board of Internal Medicine; and was a member of the founding Organizational Work Group, Council, President of the Association of Chiefs and Chairs of Medicine, and recipient of their first Distinguished Service Award, and President-Elect of the National Society of Clinical Rheumatologists.

He was honored by Saint Barnabas Medical Center for his distinguished service as Department Chair for 22 years with establishment of the Rena and Richard Panush endowment for Medical Humanities and the Richard S. Panush, MD, Annual Medical Humanities Lecture series. The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey recognized him with its Leadership Award for Humanism in Medicine. He has written over 500 scientific publications and is widely recognized for his expertise on various aspects of rheumatic diseases and clinical immunology, and for his perspectives on medicine. Dr. Panush’s research has been cited in Time magazine, he has been invited to write about arthritis for Encyclopedia Britannica, and he has been listed in the Best Doctors in America.

Association of Chiefs and Chairs of Medicine: Distinguished Service Award, 2010-2011

Saint Barnabas Medical Center: Richard S. Panush, M.D., Lecture Series for Medical Humanities, 2010

Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey : Leadership Award for Humanism in Healthcare, 2010

Saint Barnabas Medical Center : Panush Fund for Medical Humanities, 2010

American College of Physicians: Master, 2008

American College of Rheumatology: Master, 2008

American College of Rheumatology: Distinguished Service Award (Award of Distinction), 2005

Veterans Administration: Preceptor, Clinical Investigator Awardee, 1985-1988

Veterans Administration : Preceptor, Clinical Investigator Award, 1980-1983

Veterans Administration: Merit Review Grant Award, 1977-1980

Alpha Omega Alpha: Member, 1966

University of Michigan Medical School: Outstanding Students' Scholarship Award, 1963-1967

Phi Beta Kappa: Member, 1963

Elevated serum globulin gap as a highly reliable marker of elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate in patients with systemic rheumatic diseases Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2019 May 11. . View in PubMed

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Apr; 71(4):456-460. . View in PubMed

Advice for my chief resident Med Teach. 2018 03; 40(3):310-312. . View in PubMed

Did King Herod suffer from a rheumatic disease? Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Apr; 36(4):741-744.. View in PubMed

Diagnostic uncertainty and epistemologic humility Clin Rheumatol. 2017 06; 36(6):1211-1214. . View in PubMed

Hypereosinophilia and seroconversion of rheumatoid arthritis Clin Rheumatol. 2014 Nov; 33(11):1685-8. . View in PubMed

Ethics, professionalism, and rheumatology Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Oct; 65(10):2533-6. . 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

C'mon, CAM J Rheumatol. 2013 May; 40(5):544-6. . View in PubMed

Etanercept allergy and anaphylaxis J Rheumatol. 2012 Nov; 39(11):2225-6. . 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

Clinical images: synovial fluid clues to ochronosis Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Feb; 64(2):473. . View in PubMed

Later comes earlier, nowadays J Rheumatol. 2011 Nov; 38(11):2287-9. . View in PubMed

Are there patients with inflammatory disease who do not respond to prednisone? J Rheumatol. 2010 Aug 01; 37(8):1559-61.. View in PubMed

Ethics: Privilege and principle: gifts and industry relationships revisited Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2009 Aug; 5(8):421-3. . View in PubMed

Back pain made simple: an approach based on principles and evidence Cleve Clin J Med. 2009 Jul; 76(7):393-9. . View in PubMed

An unusual synovial fluid as a clue to a cause of ankle monoarthritis J Clin Rheumatol. 2002 Oct; 8(5):284. . View in PubMed

It's a dirty job but someone has to do it: thoughts about mud and other complementary and alternative therapies J Clin Rheumatol. 2002 Aug; 8(4):187-8. . View in PubMed

Actual and potential effects of medical resident coverage on reimbursement for inpatient visits by attending physicians J Gen Intern Med. 2002 Jun; 17(6):428-34. . View in PubMed

Association of resident coverage with cost, length of stay, and profitability at a community hospital J Gen Intern Med. 2001 Jan; 16(1):1-8. . View in PubMed

J Rheumatol. 2000 Feb; 27(2):287-91. . View in PubMed

Diets, dietary supplements, and nutritional therapies in rheumatic diseases Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 1999 Nov; 25(4):937-68ix. . View in PubMed

Common painful foot syndromes Bull Rheum Dis. 1999; 48(10):1-4. . View in PubMed

Case management study: polyarthritis with fever Bull Rheum Dis. 1998 May; 47(3):1-4. . View in PubMed

It is lupus? Bull Rheum Dis. 1997 Oct; 46(6):3-8.. View in PubMed

Costs, outcomes, and patient satisfaction by provider type for patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions: a critical review of the literature and proposed methodologic standards Ann Intern Med. 1997 Jul 01; 127(1):52-60. . View in PubMed

A piece of my mindA rude awakening. JAMA. 1997 Feb 19; 277(7):515-6. . View in PubMed

Giant cell arteritis: diagnosis and management Bull Rheum Dis. 1996 Aug; 45(5):2-5. . View in PubMed

Factitial illness mimicking rheumatic disease with panniculitis J Clin Rheumatol. 1996 Apr; 2(2):79-84. . View in PubMed

Controversies and perspectives J Clin Rheumatol. 1995 Jun; 1(3):185. . View in PubMed

Acute arthritis in the hospital: comparison of rheumatologic with nonrheumatologic care J Clin Rheumatol. 1995 Apr; 1(2):74-80. . View in PubMed

CPPDDD: what is it and why is it underrecognized? Bull Rheum Dis. 1995 Apr; 44(2):3-5.. View in PubMed

J Clin Rheumatol. 1995 Feb; 1(1):35-9. . View in PubMed

A higher standard Am J Med. 1995 Feb; 98(2):211-2. . View in PubMed

Acute arthritis Bull Rheum Dis. 1994 Nov; 43(7):1-4. . View in PubMed

Is exercise good or bad for arthritis in the elderly? South Med J. 1994 May; 87(5):S74-8.. View in PubMed

Exercise and the musculoskeletal system Baillieres Clin Rheumatol. 1994 Feb; 8(1):79-102. . View in PubMed

Alternative medicine: science or superstition? J Rheumatol. 1994 Jan; 21(1):8-9.. View in PubMed

Arthritis: it ain't necessarily so Compr Ther. 1994; 20(4):244-52. . View in PubMed

Clinical medicine: perspectives for the future Am J Med. 1993 Jul; 95(1):1-12. . View in PubMed

Is there a role for diet or other questionable therapies in managing rheumatic diseases? Bull Rheum Dis. 1993 Jun; 42(4):1-4.. View in PubMed

Assessment and prognosis of rheumatoid arthritis Curr Opin Rheumatol. 1992 Jun; 4(3):355-64. . View in PubMed

Does food cause or cure arthritis? Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 1991 May; 17(2):259-72.. View in PubMed

American College of Rheumatology position statement: diet and arthritis Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 1991 May; 17(2):443-4. . View in PubMed

An animal model of food allergic arthritis Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 1991 May; 17(2):251-7. . View in PubMed

[Food, diets and rheumatoid arthritis] Rev Rhum Mal Osteoartic. 1991 Apr; 58(3 ( Pt 2)):35S-42S. . View in PubMed

Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 1990 Nov; 16(4):827-36. . View in PubMed

Corot's 'gout' and a 'gipsy' girl JAMA. 1990 Sep 05; 264(9):1136-8. . View in PubMed

Food induced ("allergic") arthritis: inflammatory synovitis in rabbits J Rheumatol. 1990 Mar; 17(3):285-90. . View in PubMed

Magnetic resonance imaging in patients with inflammatory arthritis of the knee Clin Rheumatol. 1990 Mar; 9(1):73-83. . View in PubMed

Food induced ("allergic") arthritis: clinical and serologic studies J Rheumatol. 1990 Mar; 17(3):291-4. . View in PubMed

Incomplete lupus erythematosus Arch Intern Med. 1989 Nov; 149(11):2473-6. . View in PubMed

Human mononuclear cells and neutral proteinasesIII. Neutral proteinases and rheumatoid arthritis: monocytes as a source of cathepsin G and proteinase potentiation of IgM rheumatoid factor elaboration. Inflammation. 1989 Jun; 13(3):359-66. . View in PubMed

How to evaluate patients for rheumatic diseases Compr Ther. 1989 Jan; 15(1):9-19. . View in PubMed

Honeybees and arthritis: sharpening perspective on a sticky issue J Rheumatol. 1988 Oct; 15(10):1461-2. . View in PubMed

Diphosphonate bone scans in patients with polyarthralgias Arch Intern Med. 1988 Jul; 148(7):1639-42. . View in PubMed

'Rhupus' syndrome Arch Intern Med. 1988 Jul; 148(7):1633-6. . View in PubMed

Familial exercise-induced anaphylaxis Ann Allergy. 1987 Apr; 58(4):257-9. . View in PubMed

Central nervous system vasculitis Ann Allergy. 1987 Mar; 58(3):162-3209-12. . View in PubMed

Exercise and arthritis Sports Med. 1987 Jan-Feb; 4(1):54-64. . View in PubMed

Delayed reactions to foodsFood allergy and rheumatic disease. Ann Allergy. 1986 Jun; 56(6):500-3. . View in PubMed

Is running associated with degenerative joint disease? JAMA. 1986 Mar 07; 255(9):1152-4.. View in PubMed

Food-induced (allergic) arthritisInflammatory arthritis exacerbated by milk. Arthritis Rheum. 1986 Feb; 29(2):220-6. . View in PubMed

Detection and quantitation of circulating immune complexes in arterial blood of patients with rheumatic disease Clin Immunol Immunopathol. 1985 Aug; 36(2):217-26. . View in PubMed

Clinical utility of assays for circulating immune complexes Med Clin North Am. 1985 Jul; 69(4):623-36. . View in PubMed

Allopurinol hypersensitivity in a patient with severe, chronic, tophaceous gout Arthritis Rheum. 1985 Jun; 28(6):707-9. . View in PubMed

Food allergies and other adverse reactions to foods Med Clin North Am. 1985 May; 69(3):533-46. . View in PubMed

IgM rheumatoid factor elaboration by blood, bone marrow, and synovial mononuclear cells in patients with rheumatoid arthritis Clin Immunol Immunopathol. 1985 Mar; 34(3):387-91. . View in PubMed

Idiopathic eosinophilic myositis with preexisting fibromyalgia J Rheumatol. 1985 Feb; 12(1):165-7. . View in PubMed

A case of a patient with deteriorating multisystem disease Ann Allergy. 1984 Jun; 52(6):399-400423-7. . View in PubMed

Controversial arthritis remedies Bull Rheum Dis. 1984; 34(5):1-10. . View in PubMed

In vitro immunoglobulin production by mononuclear cells in rheumatoid arthritis Clin Immunol Immunopathol. 1983 Aug; 28(2):252-64. . View in PubMed

Assessment of the diet of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis J Am Diet Assoc. 1983 Jun; 82(6):657-9. . View in PubMed

Diet therapy for rheumatoid arthritis Arthritis Rheum. 1983 Apr; 26(4):462-71. . View in PubMed

Marked digital skin temperature increase mediated by thermal biofeedback in advanced scleroderma J Rheumatol. 1983 Feb; 10(1):167-8. . View in PubMed

An enzyme-linked immunoassay for detection of IgG- and C3-containing circulating immune complexes: comparison with a radioimmunoassay and quantitation in patients with rheumatic diseases Diagn Immunol. 1983; 1(4):288-94. . View in PubMed

Immunopharmacologic effects of vitamin CIV. Perturbation of mononuclear cell cyclic nucleotides. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 1983; 53(1):61-7. . View in PubMed

Abnormal natural killer cell activity in systemic lupus erythematosus: an intrinsic defect in the lytic event J Immunol. 1982 Nov; 129(5):1966-71. . View in PubMed

A new, simplified assay for suppressor cell function J Clin Lab Immunol. 1982 Oct; 9(1):65-70. . View in PubMed

Factitial Weber-Christian disease: a case report J Rheumatol. 1981 Jan-Feb; 8(1):129-32. . View in PubMed

Effects of bovine serum albumin on normal human lymphocytes J Clin Lab Immunol. 1980 Sep; 4(2):107-10. . View in PubMed

Adult Still's disease associated with pregnancy Arthritis Rheum. 1980 Feb; 23(2):248-50. . View in PubMed

Effects of acetaminophen on normal human peripheral blood lymphocytes: enhancement of mitogen- and antigen-stimulated incorporation of tritiated thymidine Clin Exp Immunol. 1979 Dec; 38(3):539-48. . View in PubMed

Investigator's anaemia Lancet. 1978 Oct 28; 2(8096):939. . View in PubMed

Inhibition of human lymphocyte responses by methylmethacrylate Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1978 Jul-Aug; (134):356-63. . View in PubMed

Effects of fenoprofen and benoxaprofen on human lymphocytes: inhibition of tritiated thymidine uptake Agents Actions. 1978 Apr; 8(3):238-43. . View in PubMed

Interaction of [14C]acetylsalicylic acid with normal human peripheral blood lymphocytes Clin Exp Immunol. 1978 Mar; 31(3):482-9. . View in PubMed

Clinical drug efficacy and in vitro inhibition of lymphocyte responses in rheumatoid arthritis Arthritis Rheum. 1978 Jan-Feb; 21(1):171-3. . View in PubMed

Cell mediated immunity in rheumatoid arthritis: Imparied lymphocyte responsiveness, humoral immunosuppressants, and correlations with clinical status in patients off drug therapy J Rheumatol. 1977; 4(3):231-44. . View in PubMed

Effects of certain antirheumatic drugs on normal human peripheral blood lymphocytesInhibition of mitogen- and antigen-stimulated incorporation of tritiated thymidine. Arthritis Rheum. 1976 Sep-Oct; 19(5):907-17. . View in PubMed

Effects of acetylsalicylic acid on normal human peripheral blood lymphocytesInhibition of mitogen- and antigen-stimulated incorporation of tritiated thymidine. Clin Exp Immunol. 1976 Jan; 23(1):114-25. . View in PubMed

Lymphocytes and human diseaseCell-mediated immunity. J Fla Med Assoc. 1975 Sep; 62(9):27-9. . View in PubMed

Letter: Exophthalmos associated with systemic lupus erythematosus Arthritis Rheum. 1975 Mar-Apr; 18(2):188-9. . View in PubMed

Antigammaglobulins in normal individuals and in patients with adult and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis Rheumatology. 1975; 6:156-66. . View in PubMed

Adenovirus arthritis Arthritis Rheum. 1974 Sep-Oct; 17(5):534-6. . View in PubMed

Chronic active hepatitis associated with eosinophilia and Coombs'-positive hemolytic anemia Gastroenterology. 1973 May; 64(5):1015-9. . View in PubMed

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritisCellular hypersensitivity and selective IgA deficiency. Clin Exp Immunol. 1972 Jan; 10(1):103-15. . View in PubMed

Absence of Australia antigen and antibody in patients with rheumatic diseases Arthritis Rheum. 1971 Nov-Dec; 14(6):782-3. . View in PubMed

Immunologic studies of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis Arthritis Rheum. 1971 Nov-Dec; 14(6):685-96. . View in PubMed

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