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Christine Peoples, MD, Rheumatology, Pittsburgh, PA, UPMC Presbyterian


Rheumatology Pittsburgh, PA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Department of Medicine Telemedicine Services

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  • Office

    3601 Fifth Avenue
    Falk Clinic, Suite 2B
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Phone+1 412-647-6700
    Fax+1 412-692-4313
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Education & Training

  • UPMC Medical Education
    UPMC Medical EducationFellowship, Rheumatology, 2010 - 2013
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 2006 - 2009
  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
    Pennsylvania State University College of MedicineClass of 2006
  • Allegheny College
    Allegheny CollegeB.S., Biology, Magna Cum Laude, 1998 - 2002

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2013 - 2024
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2008 - 2011
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Rheumatology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Paul Caplan Fellow Research Award, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology University of Pittsburgh, 2011
  • Intern Award "Good Attitude and Team Motivator" Given by the Nurses on Clinical Floors Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2007
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society 2005
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Estradiol promotes the development of a fibrotic phenotype and is increased in the serum of patients with systemic sclerosis  
    Aida-Yasuoka K, Peoples C, Yasuoka H, Hershberger P, Thiel K, Cauley JA, Medsger TA Jr, Feghali-Bostwick CA, Arthritis Research & Therapy, 1/1/2013
  • Clinical use of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody testing  
    Peoples C, Valiyil R, Davis RB, Shmerling RH, Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases, 1/1/2013


  • Gender Differences in Systemic Sclerosis: Relationship to Disease Specific Clinical Manifestations and Estradiol Levels.
    Peoples C, Lucas ML, Qi Z, Medsger TA, Feghali-Bostwick CA, ACR Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 11/9/2012
  • Improving Pneumococcal Vaccination and Documentation Among Immunosuppressed Patients at a University-Based Rheumatology Clinic.
    McBurney C, Peoples C, Sheth HS, Patel A, Lupash D, Malik A, Ruiz X, Modi S, Aggarwal R, Lienesch D, University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine Tenth Annual Research Day, Pittsburgh, PA, 5/3/2012
  • Improving Pneumococcal Vaccination and Documentation for Immunosuppressed Patients at a University-Based Rheumatology Clinic.
    Peoples C, Aggarwal R, Sheth HS, Patel A, Lupash D, McBurney C, Malik A, Modi S, Ruiz X, Lienesch D, Arthritis Rheum, 1/1/2012
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  • SLE Gene Super Arrays: The Path to Discovering Biomarkers in SLE. 
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA - 2/1/2010

Authored Content

  • TeleRheumatology Before and During the COVID-19 PandemicJanuary 2021
  • My 6 Years of Experience in Telerheumatology and How It’s Helped During COVID-19November 2020

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