Kristal S. Choi, MD
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Kristal S. Choi, MD

  • Rheumatology
Average rating: 5.0
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Santa Monica Rheumatology | 2020 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 540, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Dr. Kristal Choi is a general rheumatologist who practices in Santa Monica. She enjoys treating the full spectrum of rheumatic diseases, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, vasculitis, myositis, scleroderma, gout, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. She is also skilled in musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound-guided joint and soft tissue injections.

Dr. Choi earned her medical degree from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She then completed her internal medicine residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, and her rheumatology fellowship at Loma Linda University. She is board certified in internal medicine, and obtained the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification in Rheumatology (RhMSUS), which is offered by the American College of Rheumatology.

Dr. Choi is proud to be a native Californian. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from UCLA, graduating magna cum laude, and is happy to be back treating patients at her alma mater.




Medical Board Certifications

Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2019
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2017


Rheumatology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 2019


Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 2017


MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 2014