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R. Krishna Chaganti, M.D., M.S.


Dr. R. Krishna Chaganti is a rheumatologist at UCSF Medical Center who treats patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In her research, she is studying risk factors associated with the development of osteoarthritis of the hip, predictors of joint arthroplasty and factors associated with increased disability due to osteoarthritis.

Chaganti earned a medical degree and completed an internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. She completed a rheumatology fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery / New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical College. She also completed a master’s degree at Columbia University’s School of Public Health. During her fellowship, she received an ACR Physician-Scientist Development Award to support her research of risk factors associated with hip osteoarthritis development. She is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCSF.


Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Floor B-1
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2497
Fax: (415) 353-2530

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Rheumatology Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Floor B1
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2497
Fax: (415) 353-2530

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Temple University School of Medicine 1999


Temple University 2002


Hospital for Special Surgery 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Chaganti RK, Lane NE, Nevitt MC. Response to Letter to the Editor: "Food frequency questionnaire is an effective method for measuring micronutrient intake.". Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2014 Nov; 22(11):1949-50.
  2. Chaganti RK, Purdue E, Sculco TP, Mandl LA. Elevation of Serum Tumor Necrosis Factor a in Patients with Periprosthetic Osteolysis: A Case-Control Study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Feb; 472(2):584-9.
  3. Chaganti RK, Tolstykh I, Javaid MK, Neogi T, Torner J, Curtis J, Jacques P, Felson D, Lane NE, Nevitt MC. High plasma levels of vitamin C and E are associated with incident radiographic knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2014 Feb; 22(2):190-6.
  4. Chaganti RK, Lane NE. Risk factors for incident osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2011 Sep; 4(3):99-104.
  5. Chaganti RK, Parimi N, Cawthon P, Dam TL, Nevitt MC, Lane NE. Association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D with prevalent osteoarthritis of the hip in elderly men: the osteoporotic fractures in men study. Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Feb; 62(2):511-4.
  6. Chaganti RK, Parimi N, Lang T, Orwoll E, Stefanick ML, Nevitt M, Lane NE. Bone mineral density and prevalent osteoarthritis of the hip in older men for the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study Group. Osteoporos Int. 2010 Aug; 21(8):1307-16.
  7. Lynch JA, Parimi N, Chaganti RK, Nevitt MC, Lane NE. The association of proximal femoral shape and incident radiographic hip OA in elderly women. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2009 Oct; 17(10):1313-8.

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