Petros Efthimiou   Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr Petros Efthimiou, MD, is the Associate Chief of Rheumatology at New York Methodist Hospital and an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Rheumatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. A graduate of the University of Ioannina Medical School in Ioannina, Greece, Dr Efthimiou completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Brown University’s Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and his Rheumatology Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian/Cornell Campus. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Efthimiou has expertise in the treatment of autoimmune disorders including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Gout, Osteoarthritis, Myositis, SLE-lupus, Sjogren's syndrome, Vasculitis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Scleroderma, Osteoporosis, Auto-inflammatory Syndromes and Adult onset Still’s Disease. Dr. Efthimiou has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and is a Clinical Investigator in several trials. He has served as ad hoc reviewer, editorial board member and Lead Guest Editor in several peer-reviewed journals. A 2012-15 US News & World Report "Top Doctor" in Rheumatology, he was the recipient of the "Patients’ Choice Award" in 2012-15. In 2014 and 2015 he was named "Super Doctor" by New York Times T Magazine, included in the prestigious "New York Metro Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly Medical and named "Best Doctor" by New York Magazine.


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