Dr. DikranianAra Dikranian, MD

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Ara Dikranian recently joined the Cabrillo Center for Rheumatic Disease. Prior, he worked as a Senior Rheumatologist at the San Diego Arthritis Medical Clinic (SDAMC). Dr. Ara Dikranian joined SDAMC in 2004. “Dr. D,” as he is known to his patients, comes from a long family line of health care providers, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and two uncles. His enthusiasm, compassion and love for rheumatology are greater today than ever before.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in psychobiology in 1991 and his medical degree in 1995, both from the University of Southern California. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine, and fellowship in rheumatology, at the University of California, San Diego between 1995 and 2000, when he received his rheumatology board certification. Today, he calls SDAMC home and he’s part of the Sharp network of recommended physicians. He is the current chair of the Arthritis Foundation San Diego chapter advisory board. He volunteers his time for uninsured patients through the San Diego County Medical Association Foundation Project Access program. He has been honored by being named Arthritis Foundation Community Outreach Volunteer of the Year in 2011. He is a speaker for and advisor to various pharmaceutical companies. He has participated in over 100 clinical research studies that have helped develop many of our current therapeutics for various rheumatologic conditions.