Shuntaro Shinada, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

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Dr. Shinada graduated from the Keck School of Medicine as a Dean’s Scholar and completed his residency at the LAC+USC Medical Center. Dr. Shinada developed an expertise in Rheumatology through subsequent fellowships: first at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center followed by LAC+USC Medical Center. In addition to his extensive teaching and patient commitments, Dr. Shinada runs a musculoskeletal ultrasound clinic at LAC+USC Medical Center. Dr. Shinada is currently the head instructor at Alhambra Kendo Dojo. Kendo is the art of Japanese fencing.


  • Amgen Fellows Committee: Amgen Fellows Scholarship, 2003
  • Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.: Fellows in Rheumatology, 2003
  • Keck School of Medicine of USC: Dean’s Scholar, 1994-1995
  • University of California, Berkeley: Departmental Honors, Molecular and Cell Biology, 1993
  • University of California, Berkeley: Dean’s List, 1990-1992


  • Clinical Images: Cutaneous ulcerations in anti-MDA-5 dermatomyositis ACR Open Rheumatol. 2024 Mar; 6(3):138. . View in PubMed
  • Nucleophilic fluoroalkylation/cyclization route to fluorinated phthalides Beilstein J Org Chem. 2018; 14:182-186. . View in PubMed
  • Long-term treatment with tenofovir in Asian-American chronic hepatitis B patients is associated with abnormal renal phosphate handling Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Feb; 60(2):566-72. . View in PubMed
  • Reflecting on pain management for patients with osteoarthritis and other rheumatic disorders: there’s more to pain management than managing pain Pain Manag. 2013 Jul; 3(4):295-301. . View in PubMed
  • Evolution of classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis: how do the 2010 criteria perform? Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2012 May; 38(2):345-53.. View in PubMed
  • Depression predicts self-reported disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus Lupus. 2011 Jan; 20(1):80-4. . View in PubMed
  • Management of Corneal Graft Rejection – A Case Series Report and Review of the Literature J Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2010 Sep 29; 1(103). . 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