Mariko Ishimori, MD

Staff Physician, Rheumatology
Phone:(310) 423-2170
Fax:(310) 423-6898

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Awards and Activities

ACR Distinguished Fellow Award2006
Outstanding Clinical Fellow Award, Department of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center2004
Reviewer: Journal of the American College of Cardiology ImagingCurrent
Reviewer: ACR/AHRP Annual Meeting AbstractsCurrent
Reviewer: Arthritis Care and ResearchCurrent
Reviewer: LupusCurrent
Member, Medical & Scientific Committee, Research Grant Review Sub-committee2007
Fellow, American College of Rheumatology2007
Member, Osteoarthrits Research Society International2010
Member, Curriculum Subcommittee, Training Program in Translational Science2010
Member, Osteoarthritis-Innovative Research Grant Review Sub-committee2011
Member, American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation2012

Research Focus

Genetic susceptibility and environmental risk for pathogenesis of rheumatic diseases; genome wide scanning and environmental assessments to determine susceptibility and severity for hand osteoarthritis and systematic lupus erythematosus; pre-clinical biomarkers and patient reported outcome measures as independent and dependent variables for disease outcome.

Current investigations include:

Preclinical autoimmunity biomarkers as indicators of genetic susceptibility to disease; genome wide scanning and biomarker assessment; heritability and symptom burden of hand osteoarthritis.

Selected Publications

  1. Ishimori ML, Pressman BD, Wallace DJ, Weisman MH: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: another manifestation of CNS SLE?. Lupus, 16(6): 436-43, 2007
  2. Navarra SV, Ishimori MI, Uy EA, Hamijoyo L, Sama J, James JA, Holers VM, Weisman MH: Studies of Filipino patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: autoantibody profile of first-degree relatives. Lupus, 20(5): 537-43, 2010
  3. Ishimori ML, Altman RD, Cohen MJ, Cui J, Guo X, Rotter JI, Weisman MH: Heritability patterns in hand osteoarthritis: the role of osteophytes. Arthritis Res. Ther., 12(5): R180, 2010
  4. Ishimori ML, Martin R, Berman DS, Goykhman P, Shaw LJ, Shufelt C, Slomka PJ, Thomson LE, Schapira J, Yang Y, Wallace DJ, Weisman MH, Bairey Merz CN: Myocardial ischemia in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease in systemic lupus erythematosus. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 4(1): 27-33, 2011
  5. Moldovan I, Katsaros E, Carr FN, Cooray D, Torralba K, Shinada S, Ishimori ML, Jolly M, Wallace DJ, Weisman MH, Nicassio PM: The Patient Reported Outcomes in Lupus (PATROL) study: role of depression in health-related quality of life in a Southern California lupus cohort. Lupus, 20(12): 1285-92, 2011
  6. Ishimori ML, Gudsoorkar V, Venuturupalli SR, Weisman MH: Disparities in renal replacement in lupus nephritis: current practice and future implications. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 63(12): 1639-41, 2011
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