Liron Caplan, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Rheumatology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Baylor College of Medicine (1999)
Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Colorado Denver (2010)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Texas–Austin (TX) (1994)
Internship:
  • Emory University Program (2000)
Residency:
  • Emory University Program, Internal Medicine (2002)
Fellowships:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Rheumatology (2005)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Rheumatology

Recognition & Awards

  • ACR Early Career Investigator Delegate, ACR/EULAR International Academic Rheumatology Exchange (2013)
  • Golden Stethescope Award-Best Physical Exam Preceptor, Foundations in Doctoring Course (2011)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2005)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
  • Associate Professor (2012)
    School of Medicine, Medicine

Publications

  • Kerr G, Aujero M, Richards J, Sayles H, Davis L, Cannon G, Caplan L, Michaud K, Mikuls T. Associations of hydroxychloroquine use with lipid profiles in rheumatoid arthritis: pharmacologic implications. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Nov;66(11):1619-26. PubMed PMID: 24692402
  • Sokolove J, Johnson DS, Lahey LJ, Wagner CA, Cheng D, Thiele GM, Michaud K, Sayles H, Reimold AM, Caplan L, Cannon GW, Kerr G, Mikuls TR, Robinson WH. Rheumatoid factor as a potentiator of anti-citrullinated protein antibody-mediated inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Apr;66(4):813-21. PubMed PMID: 24757134
  • Pittman CB, Davis LA, Zeringue AL, Caplan L, Wehmeier KR, Scherrer JF, Xian H, Cunningham FE, McDonald JR, Arnold A, Eisen SA. Myocardial infarction risk among patients with fractures receiving bisphosphonates. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Jan;89(1):43-51. PubMed PMID: 24388021
  • Caplan L, Wolfe F, Michaud K, Quinzanos I, Hirsh JM. Health literacy is strongly associated with functional status among rheumatoid arthritis patients: A cross-sectional study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24023051
  • Caplan L, Clegg DO, Inman RD. Ankylosing spondylitis clinical registries: principles, practices and possibilities. Am J Med Sci. 2013 Jun;345(6):437-9. PubMed PMID: 23841118
  • Davis LA, Cannon GW, Pointer LF, Haverhals LM, Wolff RK, Mikuls TR, Reimold AM, Kerr GS, Richards JS, Johnson DS, Valuck R, Prochazka A, Caplan L. Cardiovascular events are not associated with MTHFR polymorphisms, but are associated with methotrexate use and traditional risk factors in US veterans with rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2013 Jun;40(6):809-17. PubMed PMID: 23547211
  • Lin CT, McKenzie M, Pell J, Caplan L. Health care provider satisfaction with a new electronic progress note format: SOAP vs APSO format. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jan 28;173(2):160-2. PubMed PMID: 23403939
  • Mikuls TR, Padala PR, Sayles HR, Yu F, Michaud K, Caplan L, Kerr GS, Reimold A, Cannon GW, Richards JS, Lazaro D, Thiele GM, Boscarino JA. Prospective study of posttraumatic stress disorder and disease activity outcomes in US veterans with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Feb;65(2):227-34. PubMed PMID: 22740431
  • Caplan L, Davis LA, Bright CM, Kerr GS, Lazaro DM, Khan NA, Richards JS, Johnson DS, Cannon GW, Reimold AM, Mikuls TR. Body mass index and the rheumatoid arthritis swollen joint count: an observational study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Jan;65(1):101-6. PubMed PMID: 22623288
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Practice Locations

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St
Aurora, CO 80045
303-399-8020

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Rheumatology, Board Certification (2005)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Immune System - Autoimmune Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Osteoporosis
  • Immune System
Clinical Interests
Spondyloarthritis, Observational Trials, Health Services

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Baylor College of Medicine (1999)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Colorado Denver (2010)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Texas–Austin (TX) (1994)
Internships:
  • Emory University Program (2000)
Residency Programs:
  • Emory University Program, Internal Medicine (2002)
Fellowships:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Rheumatology (2005)
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Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Rheumatology
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