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Date: January 3, 2018

Name: G. Naina Rastalsky, M.D.

Office Address: Boston Rheumatology & Joint Restoration 822 Boylston Street, Suite 100

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Office Phone: 617-***-****


Fax: 617-***-****


Clinical Rheumatology Autoimmune Diseases Inflammatory Arthritis Autoinflammatory diseases Giant Cell Arteritis Gout and Crystal Arthropathies Osteoarthritis and Regional

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and

Ultrasound in Large Vessel


Ultrasound Guided



1994 – 2001 Doctor of Medicine (MD) University of Cologne, Germany 1998 – 1999 Doctoral Thesis Massachusetts General Hospital Lab of Molecular Endocrinology PI: Joel Habener, MD


2011 – 2014 Rheumatology Fellowship Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital Boston

2005 – 2008 Medicine Residency Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Jacobi Medical Center

2003 – 2005 Medicine Residency University of Basel, Switzerland 2001 – 2003 Medicine Internship University of Cologne, Germany LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS

2016 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (RhMSUS) American College of Rheumatology 2014 Diplomate in Rheumatology American Board of Internal Medicine 2009 #235293 Certification Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine 2008 Board Cerfication 2008-2018 American Board of Internal Medicine 2004 Swiss Board Examination Internal Medicine

2003 ECFMG Certification


2017 – Present Executive Rheumatologist Boston Rheumatology & Joint Restoration 2015 Staff Physician in Rheumatology St Elizabeth’s Medical Center 2014 – 2015 Assistant in Medicine/ Rheumatology Unit Massachusetts General Hospital 2008 – 2011 Assistant in Medicine/ Department of Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital

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6/2015 – Present Assistant Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine 7/2014 – 6/2015 Instructor of Medicine Harvard Medical School 7/2008 – 6/2011 Instructor of Medicine Harvard Medical School TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

2015 – Present Medicine Residents: Rheumatology Outpatient Clinical Rotations & Morning Reports / Noon Conferences St Elizabeth’s Medical Center 2015 – Present Student Lecture Series Tuft University School of Medicine 11/2013 – 5/2015 Rheumatology and Spaulding PM&R Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Fellow and Resident Workshop Massachusetts General Hospital 2014 Teaching Attending on Rheumatology Consult Service Massachusetts General Hospital

1/2013 – 1/2014 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Applications in Rheumatology Workshops Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology 10/2013 Advances in Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital 9/2012 Advances in Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop Massachusetts General Hospital Brigham and Women’s Hospital 8/2012 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop for Emergency Medicine Residents and Faculty Massachusetts General Hospital

1/2012 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop for Rheumatology Fellows and Faculty Massachusetts General Hospital

10/2011 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Applications in Rheumatology Wokshops Harvard Medical School

2010 Teaching Attending Medicine Bigelow Service Two Week Rotation Massachusetts General Hospital


2012 Winner in Case Study Category: “Acute Calcific Periarthritis” American College of Rheumatology Annual Image Contest

1997 Scholarship Stiftung Frau Maria Pesch University of Cologne, Germany PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

2015 – Present Member New England Rheumatism Society 2011 – Present Member American College of Rheumatology 2009 – Present Member Massachusetts Medical Society 2014 – 2016 Member American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2007 – 2014 Member American Medical Association

2003 – 2008 Member Swiss Medical Association (FMH) PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed Publications

Lim SY, Rastalsky N, Choy E, Bolster MB. Tibial stress reaction presenting as bilateral shin pain in a man taking denosumab for giant cell tumor of the bone. Bone 2015; 81: 31-35. Page 3 of 3

Unizony S, Menendez ME, Rastalsky N, Stone JH. Inpatient complications in patients with giant cell arteritis: decreased mortality and increased risk of thromboembolism, delirium and adrenal insufficiency. Rheumatology 2015; 54(8): 1360-8.

Ginat DT, Rastalsky N. Teaching NeuroImages: Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis. Neurology 2013; 81(12): e96.

Keller U, Rastalsky N. Low carbohydrate diets for obesity. Ther Umsch 2005; 62(9): 647-50. Review. Thomas MK, Lee JH, Rastalsky N, Habener JF. Hedgehog signaling regulation of homeodomain protein islet duodenum homeobox-1 expression in pancreatic b-cells. Endocrinology 2001; 142: 1033-40.

Thomas MK, Rastalsky N, Lee JH, Habener JF. Hedgehog signaling regulation of insulin production by pancreatic b-cells. Diabetes 2000; 49: 2039-47. Book Chapters

Ultrasound of the Hip. In Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology Review. Editor: Minna J Kohler. Springer 2016: pages 151-171

Case Reports

A 48-year-old man with arthralgias and acute respiratory failure. Fellow’s Forum Case Report. The Rheumatologist 9/2013: 36-39


“Hedgehog Signaling Regulation of b-Cell-Specific Genes in the Differentiated Endocrine Pancreas” 2001

Published Abstracts

Duftner C, Dejaco C, Moller Dohn U, Bruyn GA, Chrysidis S, D’Agostino MA, Dasgupta B, de Miguel E, Diamantopoulos AP, Hanova P, Hartung W, Iagnocco A, Kermani TA, Koster MJ, Macchioni P, Milchert M, Mukhtyar C, Naredo E, Ponte C, Rastalsky N, Schäfer VS, Terslev L, Warrington KJ, Schmidt WA. Ultrasound Definitions for Vasculitis in Cranial and Large Vessel Giant Cell Arteritis: Results of a Delphi Survey of the OMERACT Ultrasound Large Vessel Vasculitis Group. 2016 EULAR Annual Meeting, Abstract # FRI0518 Schoenfeld S, Miloslavsky E, Rastalsky N, Carruthers M, Yang W, Wallace Z, Powers T, Bolster M, Collier D. A decision support tool to improve herpes zoster vaccination rates among patients starting biologic medications in a rheumatology practice. 2014 ACR Annual Meeting, Abstract


Kohler M, Rastalsky N, Frankel L. Does point-of-care ultrasound predict US-guided corticosteroid injection response in greater trochanteric pain syndrome. 2014 AIUM Annual Convention, Abstract #1839420

Kohler M, Rastalsky N, Frankel L. Variable imaging characteristics identified by point-of-care ultrasound for greater trochanteric pain syndrome. 2013 ACR Annual Meeting, Abstract #231 Local Presentations

5/2016 “Update on Giant Cell Arteritis”: Medicine Grand Rounds Carney Hospital 12/2015 “Update on Giant Cell Arteritis”: Medicine Grand Rounds St Elizabeth’s Medical Center

2/2014 “A Case for Vascular Ultrasound: A New Approach to the Diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis”: Rheumatology Grand Rounds Massachusetts General Hospital

10/2013 “A 60 y/o man with multiple myeloma, skin tightness, arthralgias, and edema”: Case Record of Massachusetts General Hospital CPC LANGUAGES

English: Native/Fluent German: Native/Fluent

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