Keck School Faculty

Stratos Christianakis

Stratos Christianakis

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator)
IRD 428 Mail Code:9316 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Arthritis Foundation - Jingle Bell Run: Medical Honoree, 2017

ACR: Scholars in Autoimmunity , 2008

ACR: Scholars in Autoimmunity, 2008

Huntington Hospital: Helen Drake Smetz Award Outstanding Resident, 2003

USC: Deans, Golden State, Town & Gown Scholar, 1995

Clinical Images: Degos-like lesions in association with NXP-2 dermatomyositis ACR Open Rheumatol. 2023 Sep; 5(9):435. . View in PubMed

The Mushroom Femoral Head in Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease J Clin Rheumatol. 2023 06 01; 29(4):e57. . View in PubMed

Treatment of Elephantiasic Pretibial Myxedema With Rituximab Therapy Cutis. 2022 02; 109(2):E16-E18. . View in PubMed

Dysphagia Due to Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis J Clin Rheumatol. 2022 12 01; 28(8):e707-e708. . View in PubMed

Diffuse Calcinosis Cutis J Clin Rheumatol. 2022 12 01; 28(8):e703. . 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

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

Dr. Christianakis' clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, systemic lupus, vasculitis, and inflammatory myositis. His clinical research interests include ocular autoimmune diseases, spondyloarthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. He is currently co-managing the once monthly Rheum-Derm Clinic.

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.
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