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 Program Director in Internal Medicine at Huntington Hospital in addition to his Keck USC duties.
Arthritis Foundation - Jingle Bell Run: Medical Honoree, 2017
ACR: Scholars in Autoimmunity , 2008
Huntington Hospital: Helen Drake Smetz Award Outstanding Resident, 2003
USC: Deans, Golden State, Town & Gown Scholar, 1995
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
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
Tear cathepsin S as a candidate biomarker for Sjögren's syndrome Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Jul; 66(7):1872-81. . View in PubMed