Meet the Rheumatology Expert Team

The Division of Rheumatology at Cedars-Sinai strives to provide the most advanced, comprehensive and patient-centered care for many rheumatic and autoimmune disorders. Our core faculty includes a team of specialists with unique disease-focused expertise and an established reputation in managing complex diseases.

We have developed a cutting-edge translational and basic research programs investigating the causes and mechanisms underlying rheumatic diseases in an effort to discover more effective therapies and possibly a cure for these conditions.

Our fellowship program is fully invested in educating the next generation of rheumatologists, providing an inclusive and nurturing academic environment, with the necessary mentorship to support the career development of our trainees.

We are privileged to have a large number of outstanding practicing rheumatologists who are affiliated members of our division, enhancing the quality and the breadth of our clinical program and actively participating in our educational and research missions.


In addition to the primary care physician and a rheumatologist, each patient's healthcare team may consist of:

  • Nurses
  • Occupational therapists
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Physiatrists
  • Physical therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
Our Teaching and Research Team

The skilled physicians that are members of the Division of Rheumatology are highly involved in sharing their knowledge and experience with physicians in training through ongoing fellowship programs. In addition, they participate actively in research activities carried out by the division. This research includes National Institutes of Health and numerous foundation sponsored programs into the causes, cures and prevention of chronic rheumatic disease. Training includes clinical and laboratory activities. All aspects of rheumatologic disease are addressed, including inpatient consultation, continuity and ambulatory care and supervision.

Cedars-Sinai is an academic medical facility recognized nationally and internationally for high quality healthcare. Medical education has been a core mission of the institution since its inception. The partnership between the full-time and the attending staff is a unique resource supporting the mission of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Our commitment is to perform important research endeavors and to provide training for the physicians of tomorrow as they develop personal, clinical and professional competence under the guidance and supervision of our faculty and staff.

  • Susan Baker, MD
  • Dahlia Carr, MD
  • Solomon Forouzesh, MD
  • Elayne K. Garber, MD
  • David S. Hallegua, MD
  • Arash A. Horizon, MD
  • Bruce Miller, MD
  • Jacob Pelta, MD
  • Jana Posalski, MD
  • Renee Rinaldi, MD
  • Allen Salick, MD
  • George Sarka, MD, MPH, FACP, FACR
  • Katy Setoodeh, MD
  • Karen Shainsky, DO
  • Lillian Szydlo, MD
  • Swamy Venuturupalli, MD
  • Daniel Wallace, MD
  • Alan Weinberger, MD
  • Keyvan Yousefi, MD

Many of the physicians who have medical staff privileges to practice medicine at Cedars-Sinai are independent physicians, and not employees or agents of the hospital. These independent physicians bill separately for their services. You should contact your physician to determine their status and billing practices.