Kenneth Kalunian, MD


Kenneth Kalunian, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician who specializes in treating lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, dermatomyositis, gout and pseudogout and other rheumatic diseases.

A professor in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at UC San Diego School of Medicine, he is actively working to develop new treatments for arthritis and inflammatory disease. He is also interested in developing ways to predict patient response to treatment for arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.

He is associate director of the Center for Innovative Therapy, director of the Osteoarthritis Center and director of the Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium, all at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health in 2003, he was a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Kalunian completed fellowship training in arthroscopic surgery at Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago. He completed fellowship training in rheumatology and residency training in rheumatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He earned his medical degree at Saint Louis University, School of Medicine. Dr. Kalunian is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. He is board certified in internal medicine.