Christina Charles-Schoeman, M.D.

A Short Biography:

Christina Charles-Schoeman is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at UCLA.  Dr. Charles-Schoeman graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree in Chemistry from Yale University.  She completed her medical degree and training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at UCLA where she also earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Research through the Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program.

Dr. Charles-Schoeman specializes in the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory myositis, often treating patients with aggressive systemic disease including severe interstitial lung disease. Her research interests include the study of accelerated vascular disease and inflammatory lipoproteins as novel targets for disease treatment in RA and myositis. She also leads several clinical trials of novel therapies for RA and myositis at UCLA.

Work Titles
UCLA Chief, Rheumatology and Arthritis Professor, Medicine
M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, 1996 - 2000
2003 - 2006 UCLA School of Medicine
2000 - 2001 UCLA School of Medicine
2001 - 2003 UCLA School of Medicine
2005 American Board of Internal Medicine,
2003 American Board of Internal Medicine

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(310) 825-2448

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Peter Morton Medical Building
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 365-B
Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA Med-Rheum
BOX 951670
Rm 32-59, Rehab Cntr
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Research Interest:

Dr. Charles-Schoeman received her medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine where she remained for training in both internal medicine and rheumatology. Dr. Charles-Schoeman has interests in rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory myositis and is an active investigator in multiple clinical trials of novel therapies for rheumatoid arthritis. Her research interests also include the study of accelerated atherosclerosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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