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Rheumatology

Catherine E. Najem, MD, MSCE

Specialties

Rheumatology

4.1
34 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
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Clinical Interests
  • Large, Medium and Small Vessel Vasculitis
  • ANCA-Associated Vasculitis
  • Connective Tissue Disease - Associated Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
Research Interests
  • Vasculitis
  • Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Clinical Epidemiology/ Biomarkers Discovery
  • Translational Bioinformatics/ Microbiomics and Metabolomics Studies
Education
  • MSCE, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • MD, Lebanese University - Faculty of Medical Sciences, Beirut, Lebanon
Training
  • Fellowship, Vasculitis, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Providence, RI
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Lebanese University - Faculty of Medical Sciences, Beirut, Lebanon
Board Certification
  • Rheumatology
Memberships
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Vasculitis Foundation
  • American College of Physicians
  • Philadelphia Rheumatism Society
  • Pennsylvania Rheumatology Society
Awards and Honors
  • Young Achiever Award, American College of Physicians, 2014
  • Chairman's Research Award, Boston University School of Medicine, 2014
  • America's Top Physicians, Rheumatology, Consumer's Research Council of America, 2017
offices

Office Locations

Temple University Hospital

3401 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19140

800-TEMPLE-MED

publications
Selected Publications

Abou Mrad F, Mourad C, Najem CE. Depressive symptoms among surrogate decision makers in Lebanese ICUs; a multicenter observational study in Greater Beirut area. Functional Neurology 2012; 27(2): 95-9.

Najem CE, Sfeir M, Estrada E, Mbuyi N, Valicenti D, Reginato AM. An unusual case of hematuria. Clinicopathologic Conference- Arthritis Care and Research 2014; 66(7): 1119-1126.

Najem CE, Yadav R, Carlson E. Successful use of Rituximab in a patient with recalcitrant multisystemic eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis. BMJ case reports. May 15;2015. pii: bcr2014206421. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-206421.

Ghosn M, Palmer MB, Najem CE, Haddad D, Merkel PA, Hogan JJ. New-onset hepatitis C virus-associated glomerulonephritis following sustained virologic response with direct-acting antiviral therapy. Clin Nephrol. 2017 May; 87 (2017)(5):261-266.

Najem CE, Springer J, Culver DA, Fernandez J, Tavee J, Hajj-Ali RA. Intra-cranial granulomatous disease in common variable immunodeficiency: a case series and review of the literature. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatology. 2017 Oct 20. pii: S0049-0172(17)30271-8.

Najem CE, Ju W, Gore HM, Nair V, Cuthbertson D, Rhee RL, Mariani L, Carette S, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, McAlear C, Monach PA, Moreland LW, Pagnoux C, Seo P, Specks U, Sreih AG, Ytterberg SR, Krischer J, Kretzler M, and Merkel PA, for the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium and the North American Nephrotic Syndrome Network. Urinary Epidermal Growth Factor and Urinary Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 as Biomarkers of Renal Involvement in Patients with ANCA-Associated Vasculitis. Rheumatology (Oxford) Suppl 3: iii130. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kex132.

Najem CE, Loizidis G, Yulun L, Umscheid C, Merkel PA. The Association Between Gut Microbiome Dysbiosis and Disease Activity in Rheumatic Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Najem CE, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, McAlear C, Monach PA, Moreland LW, Pagnoux C, Seo P, Specks U, Sreih AG, Ytterberg SR, and Merkel PA, for the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium. Plasma iC3b Levels as a Biomarker of Severe Disease Activity in Patients with ANCA-Associated Vasculitis.

Najem CE, Sreih AG, Tehan C, Bittinger K, Merkel PA. Characterization of the Gut Microbiome in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis (The GutVasc Study).

Najem CE, Sreih AG, Tehan C, Bittinger K, Friedman E, Merkel PA. Defining the Gut Metabolome in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis.

Rhee RL, Sreih AG, Najem CE, Bittinger K, Collman R, Merkel PA. Characterization of the Nasal Microbiome in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis.

Najem CE. Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis. In F.F.Ferri (Ed.), Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2018. Philadelphia: Elsevier

Najem CE. Microscopic Polyangiitis. In F.F.Ferri (Ed.), Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2018 and 2019. Philadelphia: Elsevier

Najem CE. Erythema Elevatum Diutinum. In F.F.Ferri (Ed.), Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2018. Philadelphia: Elsevier

Najem CE. Hypocomplementemic Urticarial Vasculitis In F.F.Ferri (Ed.), Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2018. Philadelphia: Elsevier

Najem CE. Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System. In F.F.Ferri (Ed.), Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2018. Philadelphia: Elsevier

ratings & reviews

34 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.10 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

4.2
Give easy to understand instruction
4.2
Provider expl in way you understand
4.1
Provider listen carefully to you
4.2
Show respect for what you say
3.9
Spend enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
5.0
May 28, 2019

I had a good experience and I would come back, thank you.

5.0
February 16, 2019

Dr Najem was very knowledgeable, compassionate and kind

5.0
February 2, 2019

This was an initial visit and I got there early due to the weather. Staff accommodated me early and doctor called me to come in early if needed. Very satisfied.

Office Locations

Temple University Hospital

3401 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19140

800-TEMPLE-MED