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PRESENT POSITION AND ADDRESS >

Prashanth Sunkureddi, M.D., P.A.
Clear Lake Rheumatology
2060 Space Park Dr.
Suite 208
Nassau Bay, Texas 77058
Ph: (281) 957-9127
Fax: (281) 957-9157

Accurate Clinical Research, Inc.
Medical Director and Investigator
Jan. 01, 2009 – Present
2060 Space Park Drive, Suite 212
Nassau Bay, TX 77058
2060 Space Park Drive, Suite 208
Nassau Bay, TX 77058

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd-Route 1165
Galveston, Texas 77555-0759

CERTIFICATION

ECFMG Certification: May 2001

BOARD CERTIFICATION >

Board Certified in Rheumatology, November 2006
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, August 2004

EDUCATION >

Fellowship > Rheumatology
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas 77555
July 2004 - June 2006
Medical School >
St. George's University School of Medicine Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Doctor of Medicine, May 2001
Internship and Residency
Internal Medicine
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas 77555
June 2001 - June 2004
Undergraduate >
Baylor University Waco, Texas
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, May 1995

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS >

Member - American College of Rheumatology
Member - American College of Physicians
Member - Texas Medical Association
Member - Galveston County Medical Society

HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES >

Christus St. John Hospital - Nassau Bay, Texas

LICENSURE

State of Texas- M1374

HONORS | AWARDS

  • “Five Star Award” 2011, USFHP Insurance Plan
  • Winner, 2006 Distinguished Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology.
  • Winner, James W. McLaughlin Travel Award, 2006 Annual IHII/McLaughlin Colloquium on Infections and Immunity, UTMB, January 2006.
  • Outstanding Speaker, Osler Institute Pediatric Rheumatology Board Review, 2007.
  • "Superior Performance" - Rheumatology Fellowship Evaluation.
  • "Superior Performance" - Internal Medicine Residency Evaluation.
  • Morning Report Winner- Multiple Times- Internal Medicine Residency.
  • Iota Epsilon Alpha, International Medical Honors Society, St. George's University.
  • Dean's List, St. George's University School of Medicine.

COMMUNITY SERVICE | MEMBERSHIPS

Sponsor for Arthritis Foundation (Texas Chapter) :
  • Bay Area Arthritis Walk; 2007-Present

LECTURES | TALKS | PRESENTATIONS

  • Speaker’s Bureau: Pfizer, Novartis, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sanofi, UCB, Takeda, Savient Pharmaceuticals, Warner Chilcutt
  • “Fibro my What?-Understanding Fibromyalgia”. Christus St.John Hospital, Live Well Conference, May 2012
  • “My Achy, Breaky Bones” Christus St. John Hospital, Live Well Conference, May 2011
  • “Understanding Osteoporosis”, Freeman Library, Houston, Texas, May 2011
    “Rheumatoid Arthritis”, YMCA, Houston, Texas. March 2010
  • “Lupus”, Health Occupations Students of America Club, Clear Springs High School, League City, Texas. Jan 2010
  • “Rheumatoid Arthritis”, Public Education Event, November, 2009; Hobby Marriott Hotel, Houston, Texas
  • “Understanding Arthritis”, November 2009, Freeman Library, Houston, Texas
  • “Immunopathogenesis and Immunotherapies of Rheumatic Disease”, Division of Allergy and Immunology Grand Rounds, UTMB, Galveston, Texas 2009
  • Speaker: Arthritis Foundation Community Education Forums, Christus St. John Stroke Support Group
  • Panelist, “Let’s Talk RA”, Community Arthritis Education Forum, April, 2008. Houston, Texas
  • “Joint Hypermobility Syndrome”, Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation, Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas. July 2007
  • “Current Concepts in Rheumatoid Arthritis” CME presentation, Christus St. John Hospital, Nassau Bay, Texas; December 2006
  • “Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis”, UTMB Senior Citizen Outreach Program, La Marque, Texas, May 2006
  • Faculty Lecturer, “Pediatric Rheumatology Board Review for Pediatricians”, The Osler Institute, Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Host and Speaker, Clear Lake Rheumatology Grand Rounds, Nassau Bay, Texas

TEACHING | ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Board of Directors, The Arthritis Foundation, South Texas Chapter. April 2010-present
  • Committee Member, Capstone Project for Mark Jacques, MD MPH candidate at UTMB; “Gout: An Aeromedical Clinical Practice Guideline”, 2008
  • Facilitator: Musculoskeletal Exam Workshop for 2nd year Medical Students at UTMB, 2005 & 2006
  • Preceptor for Community rotations for UTMB students, Residents and Fellows
  • Attending Faculty, UTMB Rheumatology. 2006-2009

CLINICAL TRIALS >>

  • Principal Investigator, 2013: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo- and Active-Controlled, Phase 3 Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Baricitinib (LY3009104) in Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Who Have Had an Inadequate Response to Methotrexate Therapy
  • Principal Investigator, 2013: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Baricitinib
    (LY3009104) in Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Who Have Had an Inadequate Response to Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors
  • Principal Investigator, 2013: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Baricitinib (LY3009104) in Patients with Inadequate Response to Conventional Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs with Moderately to Severely Active Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Principal Investigator, 2013: A Phase 3, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Baricitinib in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Principal Investigator, 2012: A 24-week, Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel Group, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Study of Different Doses of VX-509 in Adult Subjects With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis on Stable Methotrexate Therapy with 104-Week Open Label Extension
  • Principal Investigator, 2012: A Multi-Centre, Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study of the Effect of Fostamatinib 100 mg Twice Daily on 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Principal Investigator, 2012: A Long-term Extension Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Fostamatinib Disodium (FosD) in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Principal Investigator, 2012: A Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Certolizumab Pegol in Combination with Methotrexate for Inducing and Sustaining Clinical Response in the Treatment of DMARD-Naïve Adults with Early Active Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Principal Investigator, 2012: A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-Blind, Multicenter, Placebo-Controlled, Combination Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Lesinurad and Allopurinol Compared to Allopurinol Alone in Subjects with Gout who have had an Inadequate Hypouricemic Response to Standard of Care Allopurinol
  • Principal Investigator, 2011: A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study of Secukinumab to Demonstrate the Efficacy at 24 Weeks and to Assess The Long Term Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy Up To 2 Years in Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Principal Investigator, 2011: A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Secukinumab to Demonstrate the Efficacy at 24 Weeks and to Assess the Safety, Tolerability and Long Term Efficacy up to 2 Years in Patients with Active Rheumatoid Arthritis who have an Inadequate Response to Anti-TNFα Agents
  • Principal Investigator, 2011: A Phase 3, Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, 52-Week Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Belimumab (HGS1006) Administered Subcutaneously (SC) to Subjects with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Principal Investigator, 2011: A Phase 3, 36-week Open-label Extension Study of CACZ885H2361 on the Safety and Tolerability of Canakinumab 150 mg S.C. Pre-filled Syringe (PFS) in Treating Acute Gouty Arthritis Flares in Frequently Flaring Patients
  • Principal Investigator, 2011: A Phase 3, A Randomized, Double-Blind, Active-Controlled Study of Canakinumab (ACZ885) Pre-Filled Syringes or Reconstituted Lyophilizate Versus Triamcinolone Acetonide for Treating Acute Gouty Arthritis Flares in Frequently Flaring Patients
  • Principal Investigator, 2011: A Phase 3b, Multicenter, Open-Label Study to Evaluate the Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of LY2127399 in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Principal Investigator, 2011: A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Subcutaneous LY2127399 in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Principal Investigator, 2011: A Phase 4, Multicenter, Randomized, 52-Week Study to Evaluate the Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data (Rapid3) Compared to the Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) to Prospectively Predict Treatment Success at 52 Weeks Based on a Treatment Decision at Week 12 in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Receiving Certolizumab Pegol (CZP)
  • Principal Investigator, 2011: A Phase 3, Randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study of safety and the effect on clinical outcome of tocilizumab SC versus placebo SC in combination with traditional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis
  • Principal Investigator, 2011: A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of LY2127399 in Patients with Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) who had an Inadequate Response to Methotrexate Therapy
  • Principal Investigator, 2011: A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of LY2127399 in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) with or without Background Disease-Modifying Anti-rheumatic Drug (DMARD) Therapy
  • Principal Investigator, 2011: A Phase 2, Multicenter, Open-Label, Follow-up Study to Assess the Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of CDP6038 Administered Subcutaneously to Subjects with Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Who Completed Study RA0056
  • Investigator, 2010: A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Dose Ranging Study with an Active Comparator to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of CDP6038 Administered Subcutaneously for 12 Weeks to Subjects with Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Having Previously Failed TNF–Blocker Therapy
  • Principal Investigator, 2010: A Phase 2, Multi-center, Randomized, Parallel Group, Double-blind, MTX Controlled Study to Assess the Clinical Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of CH-4051 in Patients With Active RA Who Have Shown an Inadequate Response to MTX Monotherapy
  • Principal Investigator, 2010: A Phase 3, Two-Part, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Clinical Trial to Assess the Relative Efficacy and Tolerability of Two Doses of MK-0663/Etoricoxib in Participants With Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Principal Investigator, 2010: A Phase 3b, Multicenter, Randomized, Active-Control, Phase 3B Study to Evaluate the Cardiovascular Safety of Febuxostat and Allopurinol in Subjects with Gout and Cardiovascular Comorbidities
  • Principal Investigator, 2010: A Phase 3, Randomized, Controlled Study of ACZ885 (Canakinumab) on the Treatment and Prevention of Gout Flares in Patients with Frequent Flares for Whom NSAIDS and/or Colchicine are Contraindicated, Not Tolerated or Ineffective
  • Principal Investigator, 2010: A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study of the Analgesic Efficacy and Safety of Subcutaneous Administration of Tanezumab in Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Principal Investigator, 2009: Application of Methotrexate Optimization in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sub-Investigator, 2009: A Phase 3b, Multicenter Study with a 12-Week Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Period Followed By an Open-Label, Extension Phase to Evaluate the Safety And Efficacy of Certolizumab Pegol Administered to Patients with Active Rheumatoid Arthritis. Phillip Waller, MD and Accurate Clinical Research
  • Sub-Investigator, 2009: A Phase 4, Multicenter, Open-Label, Assessor-Blinded, Switch Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Infliximab (REMICADE) in Patients with Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Who Are Responding Inadequately to Etanercept (ENBREL) or Adalimumab (HUMIRA)
  • Sub-Investigator, 2009: A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Study of the Long Term Analgesic Efficacy and Safety of Tanezumab Alone or in Combination with Nsaids Versus Nsaids Alone in Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee or Hip
  • Co-Investigator, 2005: A Phase III, Multi-Center, Open Label Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Tolerability and Safety of Abatacept in Subjects with Active Rheumatoid Arthritis on Background Non-Biologic DMARDs who have an Inadequate Response to Anti-TNF Therapy and have Limited Therapeutic Options. UTMB

PUBLICATIONS >>

  • Cronstein N, Sunkureddi P. Mechanistic Aspects of Inflammation and Clinical Management of Inflammation in Acute Gouty Arthritis. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology 2013;19: 19-29)
  • Sunkureddi,P. Gouty Arthritis: Understanding the Disease State and
    Management Options in Primary Care. Advances in Therapy: September 2011
  • Kumar S, Pappalardo E, Gonzales EB, Sunkureddi P, Pierangeli S. Isolated Elevation of IgA Anti-Beta 2Glycoprotein I Antibodies with Manifestations of Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS): A case series of four patients. Lupus. October 2009 18(11):1011-4
  • Eisenberg M, Sunkureddi P, McNearney T, Gonzalez EB. Unusual occurrence of Renal Cell Carcinoma diagnosed in two young Hispanic patients with diffuse systemic sclerosis. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. December 2007: 13(6): 363-364
  • Karnath B, Sunkureddi P. Extra-intestinal manifestations of hepatogastrointestinal disease. Hospital Physician. July 2006:42(7);51-56
    Sunkureddi P, Contreras J, Eisenberg M,. Photo Dx: Hand pain and swelling in a 63 year old woman. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. April 2006:23(4);282-284
  • Sunkureddi P, Karnath B, Nguyen-Oghalai T. Clinical signs of Gout. Hospital Physician. January 2006:42(1);39-42,47
  • Sunkureddi P, Gonzalez EB, Washington R et al. A 39 year old man with chest pain: Cardiovascular manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. November 2005:72(11);1050-56
  • Sunkureddi P, Baethge B. Eosinophilic gastroenteritis associated with systemic Lupus erythematosus. The Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. (Letter to the Editor). Oct 2005; 39(9):838-9
  • Sunkureddi P, Baethge B. et al. Eosinophilic enteritis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. Southern Medical Journal. October 2005;98(10):1049-52
  • Sunkureddi P, Kumar S, Baethge B. Photo Dx: Persistent Pain and Swelling after an Insect Bite.The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. August 2005:22(8);417-419
  • Sunkureddi P, Nguyen-Oghalai T, Jarvis J, Karnath B. Clinical Signs of Dermatomyositis. Hospital Physician. April 2005:41(3);41-44

ABSTRACTS >>

  • P Sunkureddi. Efficacy and Safety Of Canakinumab Pre-Filled Syringe Versus Triamcinolone Acetonide In Acute Gouty Arthritis Patients. American college of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA 2013
  • P. Sunkureddi, T. Bardin, R. Alten, N. Schlesinger, M. Bloch, T. Kiechle, G. Krammer, A. Sphilsky, A. So. Efficacy and safety of Canakinumab in Gouty Arthritis Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3-5. European League against Rheumatism Annual Meeting (EULAR). June 2012; Berlin, Germany
  • P Sunkureddi, A So, T Bardin, R Alten, M Bloch, T Kiechle, G Krammer, A Shpilsky and N Schlesinger. Effect of IL-1[beta] Inhibition with Canakinumab Compared to Triamcinolone Acetonide on Pain Intensity and New Flares in Gouty Arthritis Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 2-5; Oral Presentation; American Society of Nephrology Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA 2011
  • P. Sunkureddi, T. Bardin, R. Alte3, N. Schlesinger, M. Bloch, T. Kiechle, G. Krammer, A. Shpilsky, A. So. Effect of IL-1&beta inhibition with Canakinumab Compared to Triamcinolone Acetonide on Pain Intensity and New Flares in Gouty Arthritis Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 2-5. American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL 2011
  • Sunkureddi P, Gendreau, J. Demographic, disease and treatment characteristics of the rheumatoid Arthritis population enrolled in the AMORA Study (Applications for Methotrexate Optimization in Rheumatoid Arthritis) in evaluating the Avise PG test. American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, Atlanta, GA 2010
    Martinez LA, Valenzuela R, Seif AM, Papalardo E, Vilá LM, Najam S, McNearney TA, Gonzalez EB, Sunkureddi P, Binder WL, Reveille JD, Norman G, Shums Z, Alarcon GS and Pierangeli SS. Do Clinically Relevant IgA-Anti-B2glycoprotein I (anti-B2GPI) Antibodies Bind to Domain IV/V of β2GPI: American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA 2009
  • Rezazadeh B, McNearney TM, Gonzalez EB, Sunkureddi P. Race/Ethnicity is more strongly associated with anti-ccp antibody titers than smoking in rheumatoid arthritis. American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA 2008
  • Kumar S, Gonzalez EB, Najam S, Pappalardo E, McNearney T, Sunkureddi P, Pierangeli SS. Isolated Elevation of IgA anti-Beta 2 Glycoprotein I antibodies with manifestations of anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome: A case series of five patients. Presented at the 6th International Congress on Autoimmunity, Porto, Portugal, September 2008
  • Gonzalez EB, McNearney TM, Sunkureddi P. Higher anti-ccp antibody titers and test sensitivity observed in non-Caucasians with rheumatoid arthritis. European League against Rheumatism Annual Meeting (EULAR), Barcelona, June 2007
  • Sunkureddi P, McNearney TM, Vasquez VT, Gonzalez, EB. Race/Ethnicity differences in anti-CCP antibody in patients with suspected rheumatoid arthritis. American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA 2006. Arthritis & Rheumatism 2005;52(12):4095
  • Gonzalez EB, McNearney TM, Wollaston DE, Sunkureddi P, Lau DT. Prevalence of Hepatitis C infection in an autoantibody-positive population from a university-based rheumatology clinic. American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA 2006. Arthritis & Rheumatism 2005;52(9):S96