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Dr. Rodney Bluestone, M.B., B.S., F.R.C.P.

dr. rodney bluestone

Bachelor of Medicine, Batchelor of Surgery, University of London.
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London).
Member of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Founding Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.

Graduated in medicine and surgery from University of London in 1960.
Did Internships/residencies in general medicine, neurology, venereology, psychiatry, surgery and obstetrics and gynecology form 1960-1964.

Became the British Heart Foundation first fellow in Cardiac pacing in 1964-1965. Then became Chief Medical Resident at the University of West Indies, Kingston Jamaica as a British Commonwealth Overseas Fellow. In 1966 enter the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London for a 4 years Rheumatology Fellowship. Year 3 was spent at UCLA, CA. as an Arthritis and Rheumatism Travelling Fellow.

1970 returned to California as Chief of Arthritis at Wadsworth VA Hospital and as Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA. Did 9 years of intensive research, patient care and teaching, becoming Full Professor in 1975 and wining various awards including the Ciba-Geigy prize for the most outstanding research of the period for the discovery of the gene (HLA B27) causing Ankylosing Spondylitis. Numerous publications and chapters (refer to my curriculum Vitae)

Entered private practice in November 1979 as Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA. Intensive full-time patient care since then together with teaching responsibilities at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and for numerous patient support groups.

Ex Chairman Southern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundations. Ex president, Lupus International, Ex Chairman, Ankylosing Spondylitis Association.