Megan Curran, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Rheumatology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (1996)
Residency:
  • Miami Children's Hospital Program, Pediatrics (2006)
Fellowships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program, Pediatric Rheumatology (2009)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Rheumatology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Rheumatology
  • Fellowship Director, Pediatric Rheumatology

Research Interests

I am a member of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA). We enroll eligible and interested patients with various rheumatic diseases into CARRA's registry and treatment studies.

Publications

  • Ardalan K, Adeyemi O, Wahezi DM, Caliendo AE, Curran ML, Neely J, Kim S, Correll CK, Brunner EJ, Knight AM. Parent Perspectives on Addressing Emotional Health for Children and Young Adults with Juvenile Myositis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32986925
  • Thakral A, Pinto D, Miller M, Curran ML, Klein-Gitelman M, French DD. Direct Healthcare Costs Associated with Oligoarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis at a Single Center. Int J Rheumatol. 2020;2020:5640425. PubMed PMID: 32952562
  • Mink R, Herman BE, Carraccio C, Aye T, Baffa JM, Chess PR, Fussell JJ, Sauer CG, Stafford DEJ, Weiss P, Curran ML, Dammann CEL, High PC, Hsu D, Kesselheim JC, Mahan JD, McGann KA, Myers AL, Pitts S, Turner DA, Schwartz A. Agreement of Program Directors With Clinical Competency Committees for Fellow Entrustment. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2020 Jan-Dec;7:2382120520936613. PubMed PMID: 32844115
  • Theisen E, Lee DE, Pei S, Schauder DM, Chiu YE, Brandling-Bennett H, Curran ML, Klein-Gitelman M, Co DO, Arkin LM. Hypergammaglobulinemic purpura of Waldenström in children. Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 May;37(3):467-475. PubMed PMID: 32104943
  • Michels KL, Kurup SP, Curran ML, Alperin R, De Leon E, Mets-Halgrimson R. A case of acquired Brown syndrome treated with adalimumab. J AAPOS. 2020 Jun;24(3):167-169. PubMed PMID: 32087325
  • Duvvuri B, Pachman LM, Morgan G, Khojah AM, Klein-Gitelman M, Curran ML, Doty S, Lood C. Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Tissue and Periphery in Juvenile Dermatomyositis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020 Feb;72(2):348-358. PubMed PMID: 31403247
  • Liu K, Tomlinson G, Reed AM, Huber AM, Saarela O, Bout-Tabaku SM, Curran M, Dvergsten JA, Eberhard BA, Jung LK, Kim S, Ringold S, Rouster-Steven KA, Tesher M, Wahezi DM, Feldman BM. Pilot study of the juvenile dermatomyositis consensus treatment plans: a CARRA Registry study. J Rheumatol. 2020 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32238513
  • Khojah AM, Miller ML, Klein-Gitelman MS, Curran ML, Hans V, Pachman LM, Fuleihan RL. Rituximab-associated Hypogammaglobulinemia in pediatric patients with autoimmune diseases. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2019 Aug 28;17(1):61. PubMed PMID: 31462263
  • Duvvuri B, Pachman LM, Morgan G, Khojah AM, Klein-Gitelman M, Curran ML, Doty S, Lood C. Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Tissue and Periphery in Juvenile Dermatomyositis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2019 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31403247
  • Curran ML, Martin EE, Thomas EC, Singh R, Armana S, Kauser A, Zaheer EA, Sherry DD. The pediatric rheumatology objective structured clinical examination: progressing from a homegrown effort toward a reliable and valid national formative assessment. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2019 Feb 8;17(1):5. PubMed PMID: 30736800
  • Arkin LM, Buhr K, Brandling-Bennett H, Chiu Y, Chong B, Curran M, Hunt R, Paller AS, Werth VP, Klein-Gitelman M, von Scheven E, Ardalan K. Practice-based differences in paediatric discoid lupus erythematosus. Br J Dermatol. 2019 Oct;181(4):805-810. PubMed PMID: 30768778
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, fellow
  • American College of Rheumatology, fellow

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Rheumatology, Board Certification (2010)
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2006)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Immune System - Autoimmune Disorders
  • Immune System
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
Clinical Interests
juvenile myositis, systemic sclerosis

Care Philosophy
My passion is treating pediatric patients with all rheumatic diseases, especially those with juvenile myositis and systemic sclerosis. I practice patient and family centered care, with the idea that as a physician, my job is to educate patients and families about their symptoms, diagnoses and treatment options, and together we come to decisions about treatment plans.

Personal Interests
I am an avid animal lover and enjoy traveling with my husband Adam, especially to places where there are exotic animals and/or tropical landscapes. We enjoy hiking Colorado trails with our dog Hazel.

Volunteer Activities
Cure JM Foundation (juvenile myositis)

Public Speaking
Yes
I enjoy educating medical trainees and practicing health care professionals about the early recognition of pediatric rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (1996)
Residency Programs:
  • Miami Children's Hospital Program, Pediatrics (2006)
Fellowships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program, Pediatric Rheumatology (2009)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Rheumatology
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