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Daniel George Arkfeld, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
HMR 711 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 1946


A Los Angeles native, Dr. Arkfeld, first joined the Keck School of Medicine faculty in 1994 after completing a fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West LA. Prior to his current administrative position as Director of Rheumatology Education, Dr. Arkfeld was Chief of Rheumatology Clinic at LAC+USC Medical Center.

Dr. Arkfeld's major areas of research interests include rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. In addition to being a renowned lecturer, having spoken all across the globe, Dr. Arkfeld is also a former little league baseball coach and is currently the doctor for the USC Women’s Basketball Team.


American College of Rheumatology: Mentor Award, 2013

American College of Rheumatology: Mentor Award, 2009

American College of Rheumatology: Mentor Award, 2007

University of Southern California: Second Year Medical Student Teaching Award, 1999


Low Dose Naltrexone in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia. Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2017 Mar 21. View in: PubMed

Autoinflammation and Immunomodulation in Inflammatory Fibromyalgia Syndrome- A Review. Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2017; 13(2):98-102. View in: PubMed

Rheumatologic manifestations of the "MonoMAC" syndrome. a systematic review. Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Sep; 34(9):1643-5. View in: PubMed


Priapism after tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor use. Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Apr; 34(4):801-2. 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

Neurosarcoidosis mimicking multiple sclerosis successfully treated with methotrexate and adalimumab. Int J Rheum Dis. 2014 Feb; 17(2):214-6. View in: PubMed

Giant cell arteritis with visual loss following zoledronic acid infusion. Int J Rheum Dis. 2014 Jan; 17(1):113-5. View in: PubMed

Reversal of chronic refractory tophaceous gout with erosions with pegloticase. Int J Rheum Dis. 2013 Jun; 16(3):369-70. View in: PubMed

Treatment of multicentric reticulohistiocytosis with adalimumab, minocycline, methotrexate. Int J Rheum Dis. 2013 Feb; 16(1):105-6. View in: PubMed

Pregnancy in a patient with gouty arthritis secondary to pseudo-Bartter syndrome. J Clin Rheumatol. 2010 Aug; 16(5):219-20. View in: PubMed

Development of anti-CCP-positive rheumatoid arthritis following pegylated interferon-a2a treatment for chronic hepatitis C infection. J Rheumatol. 2010 Aug 01; 37(8):1777. View in: PubMed

Immune thrombocytopenia in patients with connective tissue disorders and the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2009 Dec; 23(6):1239-49. View in: PubMed

Facebook medicine. J Rheumatol. 2009 Jan; 36(1):211. View in: PubMed

Higher gonorrhea rates among African Americans than among White persons in the United States. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Mar 18; 148(6):482; author reply 482. View in: PubMed

Biological significance of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody in rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Mar 04; 148(5):403; author reply 403-4. View in: PubMed

How is infliximab harmful? Ann Intern Med. How is infliximab harmful? Ann Intern Med. 2008 Jan 15; 148(2):166; author reply 166. View in: PubMed

The potential utility of B cell-directed biologic therapy in autoimmune diseases. Rheumatol Int. 2008 Jan; 28(3):205-15. 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

Myositis ossificans: a case report. Arthritis Rheum. 2005 Oct 15; 53(5):793-5. View in: PubMed

Hip arthroplasty in a 101-year-old patient. J Clin Rheumatol. 2005 Jun; 11(3):180. View in: PubMed

Quest for the Holy Grail to cure arthritis and osteoporosis: emphasis on bone drug delivery systems. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2005 May 25; 57(7):939-44. View in: PubMed

Development of Crohn's disease in a patient taking etanercept. J Rheumatol. 2005 Apr; 32(4):752-3. View in: PubMed

Adult Still's disease in a 75-year-old patient. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Dec; 52(12):2144-5. View in: PubMed

Infliximab treatment of Familial Mediterranean fever and its effect on secondary AA amyloidosis. J Clin Rheumatol. 2004 Jun; 10(3):134-7. View in: PubMed

Local production of B lymphocyte stimulator protein and APRIL in arthritic joints of patients with inflammatory arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Apr; 48(4):982-92. View in: PubMed

Differential MHC class II-mediated presentation of rheumatoid arthritis autoantigens by human dendritic cells and macrophages. J Immunol. 2002 Dec 01; 169(11):6625-33. View in: PubMed

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