R. Krishna Chaganti, MD, MS


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 associate 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.

Skeletal Health Service
1500 Owens Street, Suite 430
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2808
Fax: (415) 885-3862

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

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about R. Krishna Chaganti


Temple University School of Medicine 1999


Temple University 2002


Hospital for Special Surgery 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Wahl E, Gross A, Chernitskiy V, Trupin L, Gensler L, Chaganti K, Michaud K, Katz P, Yazdany J. Validity and Responsiveness of a 10-Item Patient-Reported Measure of Physical Function in a Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinic Population. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Mar; 69(3):338-346.
  2. Gutierrez LB, Link T, Chaganti K, Motamedi D. Arterial calcification due to CD73 deficiency (ACDC): imaging manifestations of ectopic mineralization. Skeletal Radiol. 2016 Nov; 45(11):1583-7.
  3. Markello TC, Pak LK, St Hilaire C, Dorward H, Ziegler SG, Chen MY, Chaganti K, Nussbaum RL, Boehm M, Gahl WA. Vascular pathology of medial arterial calcifications in NT5E deficiency: implications for the role of adenosine in pseudoxanthoma elasticum. Mol Genet Metab. 2011 May; 103(1):44-50.

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