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Tanaz Kermani, MD


Tanaz Kermani, MD

UCLA Physician Tanaz Kermani, MD specializes in Rheumatology.
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(310) 582-6350
Fax Number
(310) 582-6352

2020 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 540
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2009
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007
Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic, 2007 - 2010
Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 2005 - 2007
Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 2004 - 2005
MD, New York Medical College, 2004
General Rheumatology, Vasculitis
Department Affiliation
Provider, Rheumatology and Arthritis
Research Interest
Giant cell arteritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, Takayasu arteritis.
Additional Information
Dr. Kermani trained at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and joined the UCLA faculty in 2012. She sees patients with all rheumatologic diagnoses but has a special interest and expertise in vasculitis. Dr. Kermani spent two additional years training in vasculitis at Mayo Clinic as part of the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium. She is an active member in the vasculitis community. She has ongoing research collaborations and several publications in large-vessel vasculitis.
Awards & Recognition
  • Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium Fellowship, January 2010 to December 2011
  • The Philip Showalter Hench Award for Excellence in Rheumatology, May, 2010

Select publications below. For a complete list, link to my PubMed publications »

  1. Kermani TA, Warrington KJ, Crowson CS, Ytterberg SR, Hunder GG, Gabriel SE, Matteson EL. Large-Vessel Involvement in Giant Cell Arteritis: A Population-Based Cohort Study of the Incidence-Trends and Prognosis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. 2013;72:1989-1994. PMID: 23253927.
  2. Kermani TA, Warrington KJ. Polymyalgia rheumatica. The Lancet. 2013;5:381:63-72. PMID 23051717.
  3. Schmidt J, Kermani TA, Crowson CS, Bacani AK, Cooper LT, Matteson EL, Warrington KJ. Diagnostic Features, Treatment and Outcomes of Takayasu Arteritis in a US Cohort of 126 Patients. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2013;88:822-30. PMID:23849994.
  4. Kermani TA, Schmidt J, Crowson CS, Ytterberg SR, Hunder GG, Matteson EL, Warrington KJ. Utility of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate and C-Reactive Protein for the Diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2012;41(6):866-71. PMID:22119103.
  5. Kermani TA, Ham EK, Camilleri MJ, Warrington KJ. Polyarteritis nodosa-like vasculitis in association with minocycline-use: A single-center case series. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2012;42:213-21. PMID:22704357.
  6. Direskeneli H, Aydin SZ, Kermani TA, Matteson EL, Boers M, Herlyn K, Luqmani RA, Neogi T, Seo P, Suppiah R, Tomasson G, Merkel PA. Development of outcome measures for large-vessel vasculitis for use in clinical trials: opportunities, challenges, and research agenda. J Rheumatol. 2011;38(7):1471-9. PMID:21724719.
  7. Kermani TA, Schafer VS, Crowson CS, Hunder GG, Ytterberg SR, Matteson EL, Gabriel SE, Warrington KJ. Cancer preceding giant cell arteritis: a case-control study. Arthritis Rheum. 2010;62(6):1763-9. PMID:20191583. PMCID:2908278. NIHMS:218601.
  8. Kermani TA, Matteson EL, Hunder GG, Warrington KJ. Symptomatic lower extremity vasculitis in giant cell arteritis: a case series. J Rheumatol. 2009;36(10):2277-83. PMID:19755612.
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