Sterling West, MD
Visiting Clinical Professor, Medicine-Rheumatology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine (1976)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, United States Military Academy (NY) (1972)
Internship:
  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO (1977)
Residency:
  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (1979)
Fellowships:
  • National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed) Program, Rheumatology (1981)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Rheumatology

Professional Titles

  • Visiting Clinical Professor, Medicine-Rheumatology
  • Professor of Medicine

Recognition & Awards

  • Top Doctor in Denver, 5280 Magazine (2016)
    Voted a 5280 best doctor by my peers in response to the question, "Which physician would you trust to treat you and your family?" Has received this award each year since 2001.
  • ACR Distinguished Fellowship Program Director Award, American College of Rheumatology (2016)
  • Master, American College of Rheumatology (2015)
  • Distinguished Clinician Scholar Award, American College of Rheumatology (2010)
  • Laureate, American College of Physicians (2008)
  • Full-time Faculty Physician of the Year Award, University of Colorado Hospital (2008)
  • Master, American College of Physicians (2005)

Research Interests

Major area of research interest is in the pathophysiology and treatment of neuropsychiatric lupus. Additional areas of interest are metabolic bone disease and clinical trials.

Publications

  • West SG, Pearson DW, Striebich CC, Goecker R, Kolfenbach JR. The Effect of Pre-appointment Consult Triage on Patient Selection and Revenue Generation in a University Rheumatology Practice. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Jul 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29999252
  • West SG. Current management of sarcoidosis I: pulmonary, cardiac, and neurologic manifestations. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2018 May;30(3):243-248. PubMed PMID: 29389828
  • Fischer A, Antoniou KM, Brown KK, Cadranel J, Corte TJ, du Bois RM, Lee JS, Leslie KO, Lynch DA, Matteson EL, Mosca M, Noth I, Richeldi L, Strek ME, Swigris JJ, Wells AU, West SG, Collard HR, Cottin V. An official European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society research statement: interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features. Eur Respir J. 2015 Oct;46(4):976-87. PubMed PMID: 26160873

Professional Memberships

  • ABIM Subspecialty Board on Rheumatology, Member
  • American College of Physicians (ACP), Master
  • American College of Rheumatology, Master

Practice Locations

Rheumatology Clinic - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-7700

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Rheumatology, Board Certification (1995, 2005)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
Clinical Interests
I am interested in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vasculitis.
Keywords: Rheumatoid arthritis

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine (1976)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, United States Military Academy (NY) (1972)
Internships:
  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO (1977)
Residency Programs:
  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (1979)
Fellowships:
  • National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed) Program, Rheumatology (1981)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Rheumatology
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