Our Expert Team
Veena K Ranganath, MD, MS, USSONAR, RhMSUS
Dr. Veena K Ranganath is RhMSUS certified and is currently the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Chair of the RhMSUS Certification Program. Her primary focus is in better
understanding the role ultrasound plays in rheumatic diseases, with a focus in Rheumatoid Arthritis. She is also the UCLA Director of Rheumatology Fellowship Musculoskeletal
Ultrasound Training and Quality Assurance. Her active areas of research are in the use of ultrasound as a measure of response to therapy in rheumatoid arthritis. Other research interests
include ultrasound in gout, lupus, and psoriatic arthritis.
John FitzGerald, MD, PhD, RhMSUS
Dr . FitzGerald is RhMSUS certified. His ultrasound interests focus on gout and calcium crystal joint disease (CPPD).
He is trained in synovial biopsy. He teaches both within the Division and David Geffen School fo Medicine Radiology courses.
He has active areas of research using ultrasound in gout and after knee replacement surgery.
Howard Yang, MD, USSONAR, RhMSUS
Dr. Howard Yang is RhMSUS certified. His ultrasound interests focus on inflammatory arthritis diagnosis and ultrasound guided injections.
He is a speaker for the UCLA Musculoskeletal ultrasound Course and also teaches ultrasound wthin the division of rheumatology.
His active area of research are in Sjogren related parotid ultrasound.