Peter Chira, M.D.

Specialty

Rheumatology

Organization

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Internship

Children's National Medical Center

Residency

Childrens Hospital Oakland

Fellowship

Stanford University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

Pediatric Rheumatology, Pediatrics

Gender

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Bio

Dr. Peter Chiraseveenuprapund (Chira) is a board-certified pediatric rheumatologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. He is also a clinical associate professor of clinical pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Chira earned his medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in Bronx, N.Y. He completed his pediatric internship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and pediatric residency at Children's Hospital Oakland in Oakland, Calif. He completed a pediatric rheumatology fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, where he also earned a Master's of Science in Health Services Research. He was on the faculty at Stanford from 2004-2011 and at Indiana University School of Medicine from 2011-2014, where he was also the pediatric rheumatology fellowship program director.

Dr. Chira is dedicated to treating all children, adolescents and young adults with rheumatic diseases such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic vasculitis, systemic and localized scleroderma and juvenile dermatomyositis. He conducts clinical research to improve the lives of children and youth with rheumatic disease and is actively involved as an investigator for clinical trials. His primary research focus has been on improving the transition process for children and adolescents from pediatric to adult healthcare systems. He is dedicated in teaching the next generation of medical students, residents and fellows.

Dr. Chira is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance. He is actively involved with the Arthritis Foundation on the local, regional and national level.

Outside of work, Dr. Chira enjoys traveling, heading to the beach with his dog and eating good food.

Publications

Dr. Chira replies.
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Clinically inactive disease in a cohort of children with new-onset polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis treated with early aggressive therapy: time to achievement, total duration, and predictors.
Wallace CA, Giannini EH, Spalding SJ, Hashkes PJ, O'Neil KM, Zeft AS, Szer IS, Ringold S, Brunner HI, Schanberg LE, Sundel RP, Milojevic DS, Punaro MG, Chira P, Gottlieb BS, Higgins GC, Ilowite NT, Kimura Y, Johnson A, Huang B, Lovell DJ, Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA).

Transitioning youth with rheumatic conditions: perspectives of pediatric rheumatology providers in the United States and Canada.
Chira P, Ronis T, Ardoin S, White P

Pilot study of reproductive health counseling in a pediatric rheumatology clinic.
Ronis T, Frankovich J, Yen S, Sandborg C, Chira P

Do adult disease severity subclassifications predict use of cyclophosphamide in children with ANCA-associated vasculitis? An analysis of ARChiVe study treatment decisions.
Morishita K, Guzman J, Chira P, Muscal E, Zeft A, Klein-Gitelman M, Uribe AG, Abramson L, Benseler SM, Eberhard A, Ede K, Hashkes PJ, Hersh AO, Higgins G, Imundo LF, Jung L, Kim S, Kingsbury DJ, Lawson EF, Lee T, Li SC, Lovell DJ, Mason T, McCurdy D, O'Neil KM, Punaro M, Ramsey SE, Reiff A, Rosenkranz M, Schikler KN, Scuccimarri R, Singer NG, Stevens AM, van Mater H, Wahezi DM, White AJ, Cabral DA, ARChiVe Investigators Network.

Increased sensitivity of the European medicines agency algorithm for classification of childhood granulomatosis with polyangiitis.
Uribe AG, Huber AM, Kim S, O'Neil KM, Wahezi DM, Abramson L, Baszis K, Benseler SM, Bowyer SL, Campillo S, Chira P, Hersh AO, Higgins GC, Eberhard A, Ede K, Imundo LF, Jung L, Kingsbury DJ, Klein-Gitelman M, Lawson EF, Li SC, Lovell DJ, Mason T, McCurdy D, Muscal E, Nassi L, Rabinovich E, Reiff A, Rosenkranz M, Schikler KN, Singer NG, Spalding S, Stevens AM, Cabral DA, ARegistry for Children with Vasculitis e-entry (ARChiVe) Network.

Developing a standardized approach to the assessment of pain in children and youth presenting to pediatric rheumatology providers: a Delphi survey and consensus conference process followed by feasibility testing.
Stinson JN, Connelly M, Jibb LA, Schanberg LE, Walco G, Spiegel LR, Tse SM, Chalom EC, Chira P, Rapoff M

Assessing the performance of the Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score at diagnosis for children with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis in A Registry for Childhood Vasculitis (ARChiVe).
Morishita K, Li SC, Muscal E, Spalding S, Guzman J, Uribe A, Abramson L, Baszis K, Benseler S, Bowyer S, Campillo S, Chira P, Hersh AO, Higgins G, Eberhard A, Ede K, Imundo L, Jung L, Kim S, Kingsbury DJ, Klein-Gitelman M, Lawson EF, Lovell DJ, Mason T, McCurdy D, Nanda K, Nassi L, O'Neil KM, Rabinovich E, Ramsey SE, Reiff A, Rosenkranz M, Schikler K, Stevens A, Wahezi D, Cabral DA, ARChiVe Investigators Network.

Trial of early aggressive therapy in polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Wallace CA, Giannini EH, Spalding SJ, Hashkes PJ, O'Neil KM, Zeft AS, Szer IS, Ringold S, Brunner HI, Schanberg LE, Sundel RP, Milojevic D, Punaro MG, Chira P, Gottlieb BS, Higgins GC, Ilowite NT, Kimura Y, Hamilton S, Johnson A, Huang B, Lovell DJ, Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance.

Living Profiles: design of a health media platform for teens with special healthcare needs.
Chira P, Nugent L, Miller K, Park T, Donahue S, Soni A, Nugent D, Sandborg C

Classification, presentation, and initial treatment of Wegener's granulomatosis in childhood.
Cabral DA, Uribe AG, Benseler S, O'Neil KM, Hashkes PJ, Higgins G, Zeft AS, Lovell DJ, Kingsbury DJ, Stevens A, McCurdy D, Chira P, Abramson L, Arkachaisri T, Campillo S, Eberhard A, Hersh AO, Huber AM, Kim S, Klein-Gitelman M, Levy DM, Li SC, Mason T, Dewitt EM, Muscal E, Nassi L, Reiff A, Schikler K, Singer NG, Wahezi D, Woodward A, ARChiVe (A Registry for Childhood Vasculitis: e-entry) Investigators Network.

Novel therapies in pediatric rheumatic diseases.
Chira P, Sandborg CI

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