Lianne Gensler, MD

Director, Ankylosing Spondylitis Clinic

Dr. Lianne Gensler is a rheumatologist at UCSF Medical Center and director of the Ankylosing Spondylitis Clinic, which treats an inflammatory disease that primarily causes pain and inflammation in the spine and the joints between the spine and pelvis.

Gensler earned a medical degree at the University of California, Irvine. She completed an internal medicine residency, chief residency and rheumatology fellowship at UCSF and then joined the medical staff in Rheumatology. Her primary research interest is in studying the disease progression of axial spondyloarthritis, including ankylosing spondylitis and identifying the predictors of osteoporosis development in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. She is an associate clinical professor of medicine at UCSF.

Clinics

Ankylosing Spondylitis Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Floor B1
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2305
Fax: (415) 353–2530

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

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.

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Lianne Gensler

Education

UC Irvine School of Medicine 2001

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2005

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Rheumatology 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lee M, Rahbar MH, Brown M, Gensler L, Weisman M, Diekman L, Reveille JD. A multiple imputation method based on weighted quantile regression models for longitudinal censored biomarker data with missing values at early visits. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2018 Jan 11; 18(1):8.
  2. Saeed L, Schmidt TH, Gensler LS, Gross AJ, Fox LP, Scharschmidt TC, Gaensler K, Naik H, Rosenblum MA, Shinkai K. Successful treatment of mucous membrane pemphigoid with bortezomib. JAAD Case Rep. 2018 Jan; 4(1):81-83.
  3. Dau JD, Lee M, Ward MM, Gensler LS, Brown MA, Learch TJ, Diekman LA, Tahanan A, Rahbar MH, Weisman MH, Reveille JD. Opioid Analgesic Use in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis: An Analysis of the Prospective Study of Outcomes in an Ankylosing Spondylitis Cohort. J Rheumatol. 2018 Feb; 45(2):188-194.
  4. Jafri K, Gensler LS, Link TM. Clinical Images: Ochronotic arthropathy. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 Nov; 69(11):2208.
  5. Jamalyaria F, Ward MM, Assassi S, Learch TJ, Lee M, Gensler LS, Brown MA, Diekman L, Tahanan A, Rahbar MH, Weisman MH, Reveille JD. Ethnicity and disease severity in ankylosing spondylitis a cross-sectional analysis of three ethnic groups. Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Oct; 36(10):2359-2364.
  6. Smolen JS, Schöls M, Braun J, Dougados M, FitzGerald O, Gladman DD, Kavanaugh A, Landewé R, Mease P, Sieper J, Stamm T, Wit M, Aletaha D, Baraliakos X, Betteridge N, Bosch FVD, Coates LC, Emery P, Gensler LS, Gossec L, Helliwell P, Jongkees M, Kvien TK, Inman RD, McInnes IB, Maccarone M, Machado PM, Molto A, Ogdie A, Poddubnyy D, Ritchlin C, Rudwaleit M, Tanew A, Thio B, Veale D, Vlam K, Heijde DV. Treating axial spondyloarthritis and peripheral spondyloarthritis, especially psoriatic arthritis, to target: 2017 update of recommendations by an international task force. Ann Rheum Dis. 2018 Jan; 77(1):3-17.
  7. 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.
  8. Wysham KD, Murray SG, Hills N, Yelin E, Gensler LS. Cervical Spinal Fracture and Other Diagnoses Associated With Mortality in Hospitalized Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Feb; 69(2):271-277.
  9. Gensler LS. Physical activity in axial spondyloarthritis-tails from bench to bedside. Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Jun; 35(6):1443-5.
  10. Murray SG, Schmajuk G, Trupin L, Gensler L, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Gansky SA, Yazdany J. National Lupus Hospitalization Trends Reveal Rising Rates of Herpes Zoster and Declines in Pneumocystis Pneumonia. PLoS One. 2016; 11(1):e0144918.
  11. Ward MM, Deodhar A, Akl EA, Lui A, Ermann J, Gensler LS, Smith JA, Borenstein D, Hiratzka J, Weiss PF, Inman RD, Majithia V, Haroon N, Maksymowych WP, Joyce J, Clark BM, Colbert RA, Figgie MP, Hallegua DS, Prete PE, Rosenbaum JT, Stebulis JA, Van Den Bosch F, Yu DT, Miller AS, Reveille JD, Caplan L. American College of Rheumatology/Spondylitis Association of America/Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network 2015 Recommendations for the Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Feb; 68(2):151-66.
  12. Ward MM, Deodhar A, Akl EA, Lui A, Ermann J, Gensler LS, Smith JA, Borenstein D, Hiratzka J, Weiss PF, Inman RD, Majithia V, Haroon N, Maksymowych WP, Joyce J, Clark BM, Colbert RA, Figgie MP, Hallegua DS, Prete PE, Rosenbaum JT, Stebulis JA, van den Bosch F, Yu DT, Miller AS, Reveille JD, Caplan L. American College of Rheumatology/Spondylitis Association of America/Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network 2015 Recommendations for the Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Feb; 68(2):282-98.
  13. Sun NZ, Brezinski EA, Berliner J, Haemel A, Connolly MK, Gensler L, McCalmont TH, Shinkai K. Updates in adult-onset Still disease: Atypical cutaneous manifestations and associations with delayed malignancy. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Aug; 73(2):294-303.
  14. Cortes A, Pulit SL, Leo PJ, Pointon JJ, Robinson PC, Weisman MH, Ward M, Gensler LS, Zhou X, Garchon HJ, Chiocchia G, Nossent J, Lie BA, Førre Ø, Tuomilehto J, Laiho K, Bradbury LA, Elewaut D, Burgos-Vargas R, Stebbings S, Appleton L, Farrah C, Lau J, Haroon N, Mulero J, Blanco FJ, Gonzalez-Gay MA, Lopez-Larrea C, Bowness P, Gaffney K, Gaston H, Gladman DD, Rahman P, Maksymowych WP, Crusius JB, van der Horst-Bruinsma IE, Valle-Oñate R, Romero-Sánchez C, Hansen IM, Pimentel-Santos FM, Inman RD, Martin J, Breban M, Wordsworth BP, Reveille JD, Evans DM, de Bakker PI, Brown MA. Major histocompatibility complex associations of ankylosing spondylitis are complex and involve further epistasis with ERAP1. Nat Commun. 2015 May 21; 6:7146.
  15. Gensler LS. Axial spondyloarthritis: the heart of the matter. Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Jun; 34(6):995-8.
  16. Robinson PC, Costello ME, Leo P, Bradbury LA, Hollis K, Cortes A, Lee S, Joo KB, Shim SC, Weisman M, Ward M, Zhou X, Garchon HJ, Chiocchia G, Nossent J, Lie BA, Førre Ø, Tuomilehto J, Laiho K, Jiang L, Liu Y, Wu X, Elewaut D, Burgos-Vargas R, Gensler LS, Stebbings S, Haroon N, Mulero J, Fernandez-Sueiro JL, Gonzalez-Gay MA, Lopez-Larrea C, Bowness P, Gafney K, Gaston JS, Gladman DD, Rahman P, Maksymowych WP, Xu H, van der Horst-Bruinsma IE, Chou CT, Valle-Oñate R, Romero-Sánchez MC, Hansen IM, Pimentel-Santos FM, Inman RD, Martin J, Breban M, Evans D, Reveille JD, Kim TH, Wordsworth BP, Brown MA. ERAP2 is associated with ankylosing spondylitis in HLA-B27-positive and HLA-B27-negative patients. Ann Rheum Dis. 2015 Aug; 74(8):1627-9.
  17. Deodhar A, Sieper J, Reveille JD, van der Heijde D, Gensler LS, Landewé R. Reply: To PMID 25154344. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Mar; 67(3):856-7.
  18. Robinson PC, Claushuis TA, Cortes A, Martin TM, Evans DM, Leo P, Mukhopadhyay P, Bradbury LA, Cremin K, Harris J, Maksymowych WP, Inman RD, Rahman P, Haroon N, Gensler L, Powell JE, van der Horst-Bruinsma IE, Hewitt AW, Craig JE, Lim LL, Wakefield D, McCluskey P, Voigt V, Fleming P. Genetic dissection of acute anterior uveitis reveals similarities and differences in associations observed with ankylosing spondylitis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Jan; 67(1):140-51.
  19. Poddubnyy D, Gensler LS. Spontaneous, drug-induced, and drug-free remission in peripheral and axial spondyloarthritis. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2014 Oct; 28(5):807-18.
  20. Deodhar A, Reveille JD, van den Bosch F, Braun J, Burgos-Vargas R, Caplan L, Clegg DO, Colbert RA, Gensler LS, van der Heijde D, van der Horst-Bruinsma IE, Inman RD, Maksymowych WP, Mease PJ, Raychaudhuri S, Reimold A, Rudwaleit M, Sieper J, Weisman MH, Landewé RB. The concept of axial spondyloarthritis: joint statement of the spondyloarthritis research and treatment network and the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society in response to the US Food and Drug Administration's comments and concerns. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Oct; 66(10):2649-56.

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