Ricardo J. Garcia Alemany, M.D.

 
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Ricardo J. Garcia Alemany, M.D.
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Born in Santiago, Cuba, Dr. Ricardo J. Garcia Alemany earned his medical degree at Escuela Autonoma de Ciencias Medicas de Centro America (UCIMED), in San Jose, Costa Rica. He completed an internship in general surgery at University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital, and thereafter a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center.  He completed his rheumatology fellowship at the State University of New York (SUNY)—Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, where he was heavily involved in research and participated in several clinical trials.  He is the co-author of the book chapter “Vasculitis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus” in the second edition of Inflammatory Diseases of the Blood Vessels, and has published in other peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Garcia Alemany joined Vanguard Rheumatology Partners in 2011 and is currently in clinical practice at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he also teaches medical students and residents.  He enjoys all aspects of rheumatology but has a special interest in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, gout and fibromyalgia.

Special interests

General rheumatology
Rheumatoid arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Gout
Lupus
Fibromyalgia

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, 2009
Rheumatology, 2011

State Licensure

Florida

Other Languages

Spanish

Medical School

Escuela Autonoma de Ciencias Medicas de Centro America (UCIMED) San Jose, Costa Rica

Internship and Residency

Mount Sinai Medical Center
Miami Beach, Florida

Fellowship

SUNY—Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York

Journal Articles

Garcia RJ, Francis L, Dawood M, Lai ZW, Faraone SV, Perl A. Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder scores are elevated and respond to NAC treatment in patients with SLE. Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Feb 11. doi: 10.1002/art.37893

Lai ZW, Hanczko R, Bonilla E, Caza TN, Clair B, Bartos A, Miklossy G, Jimah J, Doherty E, Tily H, Francis L, Garcia R, Dawood M, Yu J, Ramos I, Coman I, Faraone SV, Phillips PE, Perl A. N-acetylcysteine reduces disease activity by blocking mammalian target of rapamycin in T cells from systemic lupus erythematosus patients: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Sep;64(9):2937-46. doi: 10.1002/art.34502.

Book Chapters

Garcia, R, Perl, A. Vasculitis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. In G. Hoffman, C. Weyand, C. Langford, J. Goronzy (Ed.), Inflammatory Diseases of Blood Vessels (pp. 419-32).  Wiley-Blackwell, 2012

Abstracts

Garcia R, Francis L, Dawood M, Ramos I, Faraone S, Perl A. Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder Scores are elevated and associated with Disease Activity and Fatigue in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
Arthritis Rheum 2010;62 Suppl 10 :449.

Lai Z, Telarico T, Bartos A, Miklossy G, Hanczko R, Jimah J, Clair B, Francis L, Tily H, Garcia R, Phillips P, Ramos I, Perl A. Reversal of CD3+/CD4+/CD25+/Foxp3+ Treg depletion in active SLE patients with rapamycin. Arthritis Rheum 2010;62 Suppl 10 :1196.

Lai Z, Bartos A, Tekarico T, Hanczko R, Miklossy G, Clair B, Jimah J, Francis L, Tily H, Garcia R, Dawood M, Fernandez D, Phillips P, Coman L, Perl A.  Biomarkers of oxidative stress, mTOR activation, and Treg depletion correlate with disease activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum 2010;62 Suppl 10 :1185.


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