Dr. Dominick Sudano to present at 2014 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting

Oct 6, 2014

Dominick Sudano, MD, a member of the UA Division of Rheumatology and an Assistant Professor in the UA College of Medicine, has been selected as a presenter at the 2014 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.  The conference will be held in Boston, Mass., from Nov. 14-19, 2014 and is noted as the premier scientific meeting for professionals involved in research or delivery of rheumatic care and services.  Dr. Sudano will present on his research findings titled "Management of Asymptomatic Coccidioidomycosis in Patients with Rheumatic Disease".  The study suggests that it may be safe to continue treatment in patients with asymptomatic cocci (Valley Fever).  Additional investigators on this project included Drs. Jeffrey Lisse and Neil Ampel from the UA, along with fourth-year Medical Student Varun Bhalla.

Dr. Sudano recently joined the UA faculty as an Assistant Professor and a practicing rheumatologist after completing his Rheumatology fellowship at the University of Arizona in 2014. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at Pennsylvania State University in 2001 and his medical doctorate from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2008. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Arizona in 2012.

His major research interest is the diagnosis and management of coccidiomycoses in patients with rheumatic disease treated with disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), corticosteroids and biologic response modifiers.

Dr. Sudano is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Rheumatology, the Housestaff Committee at the University of Arizona and the Peer Review Committee for SAVAMC. He has authored several articles on topics ranging from exon skipping mutations in collagen, new molecular mechanisms in Muscular Dystrophy and comparative analyses of gene-expression patterns in human and African great ape cultured fibroblasts. Dr. Sudano is the recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and was honored twice as a Howard Hughes Undergraduate Scholar and Fellow.

Dr. Sudano is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Board-Eligible in Rheumatology.