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CURRICULUM VITAE

Shikha Singla MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Froedtert and Medical College Pavilion
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
01/2000 - 09/2005 MD, Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS), Nepal
09/2004 - 10/2004 Internship, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, India
10/2004 - 09/2005 Internship, Kasturba Medical College, India
07/2008 - 06/2011 Resident, Internal Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA
07/2013 - 06/2015 Fellowship - Rheumatology, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
08/2011 - 06/2013 Hospitalist, Taylor Hospital, PA
09/2015 - 05/2019 Attending Rheumatologist, Rheumatology, Ochsner Healthcare Network, New Orleans, LA
07/01/2019 - Present Assistant Professor, Medicine, Rheumatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53151
07/2022 - Present Medical Director, Psoriatic Arthritis Program, Medicine, Rheumatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226

HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
01/2007 - 03/2007 Medical Assistant, Condell Medical Center, IL
08/2011 - 06/2013 Hospitalist, Taylor Hospital, PA

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
07/2007 - 06/2008 Primary Research Coordinator, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, IL

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
ABIM - Rheumatology
12/31/2025
American Board of Internal Medicine
12/31/2021
   
AWARDS AND HONORS:
06/1999 National prize for getting 100% on board exam, India
05/2008 First place poster presentation, Northwestern Clinical Research Conference - Chicago IL

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
10/01/2021 - Present Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) (Member)
10/01/2021 - Present National Psoriasis Foundation (Member)

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Editorial Board
2023 - Present Rheumatology Advances in Practice
Journal Review
2023 - Present Rheumatology Advances in Practice
2023 - Present The Lancet, Rheumatology

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Non-Peer Review
Title:
A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of PRA023 in Subjects with Systemic Sclerosis Associated with Interstitial Lung Disease (SSc-ILD)
Source:
Prometheus Biosciences
Role:
Site Investigator
Dates:
10/2023 - Present
  

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Regional
Spondyloarthritis: A Review, MCW Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Virtual, 12/15/2023
MCW Inflammatory Bowel Disease Update, 2024
 
National
American College of Rheumatology Convergence, San Diego Convention Center - San Diego, CA, 11/2023
 
International
IMMUNEFORUM - Invited speaker, 08/2023
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Singla S, Beaulieu E., Nephrotic Syndrome Presenting As Myositis. Poster presentation, ACP Georgia Chapter, Atlanta, GA, 04/2010
Singla S, Putman M, Liew J, Gordon K, Association between biologic immunotherapy for psoriasis and time to incident inflammatory arthritis. Oral presentation, MCW Department of Medicine Research Retreat, Milwaukee, WI, 03/2023
 
Regional
Singla S, Gunasekaran TS, Dahlberg M., Is Gastroscope Better Than Colonoscope in Pediatric Colonoscopy? Presentation, Northwestern Clinical Research Conference, Chicago, IL, 05/2008
Singla S, Samoson A, Beaulieu E, Grimsley EW., Rare Case Of Isolated Duodenal Variceal Bleeding. Poster presentation, ACP Georgia Chapter, Savannah, GA, 02/2009
 
National
Singla S, Chen M, Pounds J, Khan O, Zakem J, Collins K, Webb-Detiege T, Davis W, Quinet R, Zhang X., Follicular Helper T Cells Control Autoimmunity through IL-21/IL-21 Receptor Interaction in RA Patients. Poster presentation, ACR Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 11/2014
Magdalena Budziakowska, Arif Shahzad, Jerry Pounds, Sikha Sigla, Jerald J Zakem, Kismet Collins, Tamika Webb-Detiegel William E. Dais, Zongbing You, Robert Quinet and Xin Zhang, A Novel Paradigm in the Clinical Context of Rheumatoid Arthritis Role of Tfh and Th17 Cells in Autoimmunity - Poster, American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 11/2015
Amanda Stefl, Shikha Singla, Jessica Michaud, Kama Thomas, Lisa Rein and Mary Ellen Csuka, Assessment and Treatment of Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis in a Rheumatology Clinic - Poster, American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Virtual, 11/2020
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
2023 - 2024 Member, Search Committee/Dermatology Chair, Dermatology, Medical College of Wisconsin
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
08/01/2019 - Present Teach M4 students on rounds and in Rheumatology clinic and inpatient consult service
07/01/2022 - Present Preceptor - M1 clinical apprenticeship
 
Resident and Fellow Education
08/01/2019 - Present Journal conference yearly presentation
09/2019 - Present Yearly Department of Medicine Academic half-day
05/27/2021 - Present Yearly Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Didactics, "The Psychiatric Aspects of Rheumatology Disorders, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia"
 
Continuing Medical Education
12/15/2023 Rheumatology Topic
2024 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Update
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
03/1997 - 07/1997 Volunteer Tutor - Mother Teresa's Missionary of Charity, India - Helped physically and mentally challenged children with their school assignments
09/2004 - 10/2004 Volunteer - Aman Foundation Rehabilitation Center, India - Cater to underprivileged patients with substance abuse problems. Involved in awareness and informational programs and conducting seminars in various schools and colleges to increase understanding about the harmful effects of drug abuse.
08/2006 - 12/2006 Volunteer Observer with Dr. Leigh Rosenblum - The Arc Medical Center, IL - Provide medical care to the underprivileged population of Chicago. Dispense free medications and food.
 

COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2023 Member - Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA)

LANGUAGES:
Fluent in Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Genasekaran TS, Singla S, Dahlberg M, Hernandez H, Berman JH. Is Gastroscope Better than Colonoscope in Pediatric Colonoscopy? Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2008 Apr; 67(5): AB253. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2008.03.675
2. Gunasekaran TS, Singla S, Dahlberg M. Prescribing Proton-Pump Inhibitors to Irritable Infants; Where is the Evidence? Pediatric Health, 2009 Jun; 3(3): 213-215.doi:10/2217/phe.09.18
3. Lindwall E, Singla S, Davis W.E, Quinet RJ. Novel PSTPIP1 Gene Mutation in a Patient with Pyogenic Arthritis, Pyoderma Gangrenosum and Acne (PAPA) Syndrome. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, 2015 Aug; 45(1): 91-93
4. Singla S, Putman M, Liew J, Gordon K. Association between biological immunotherapy for psoriasis and time to incident inflammatory arthritis: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet Rheumatolo, 2023 doi: 10.1016/S2665-9913(23)00034-6
5. Singla S, Eder L, Kaeley G, Aydin SZ. The Use and Availability of Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography for Psoriatic Disease Among Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Members and the Unmet Needs. Clin Ther. 2023 Jul 5:S0149-2918(23)00199-6. doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2023.06.005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37419859.
6. Pedersen C, Tai S, Valley E, Henry K, Duarte-García A, Singla S, Putman M. Unpublished clinical trials of common rheumatic diseases. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2023 Mar 27:kead141. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kead14. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36971599
7. Singla S, Ribeiro A, Torgutalp M, et al Difficult-to-treat psoriatic arthritis (D2T PsA): a scoping literature review informing a GRAPPA research project RMD Open Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases 2024;10:e003809. doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2023-003809
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Journal Reviewer - The Lancet, Rheumatology 2023
2. Journal Reviewer - Rheumatology Advances in practice 2023
 
Editorials, Letters to Editor, Other
1. Velasco J, Singla S, Putman M, Thorgerson AA, Suelzer E, Crayne CB. Representation of Women as Authors in Rheumatology Publications, 2005-2020. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020 Nov 03
2. Editorial Board - Rheumatology Advances in Practice 2023
3. Velasco J, Singla S, Putman M, Thorgerson AA, Suelzer E, Crayne CB. Further Investigation of Representation of Women as Authors of Rheumatology Articles From 2005 to 2020: Comment on the Article by Bagga et al. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2021 Mar;73(3):546-547. Epub 2021 Jan 29. PMID: 33142027 doi: 10.1002/art.41573
4. Singla S, Putman M, Liew J, Gordon K. Differentiating biologics to prevent psoriatic arthritis in patients with psoriasis – Authors' reply, Lancet Rheumatol, 2023, Page e313. ISSN 2665-9913. doi: 10.1016/S2665-9913(23)00124-8.
5. IL-12/23, IL-23 inhibitors reduce risk for progression to inflamatory arthritis vs. TNFi - https://www.healio.com/news/rheumatology/20230413/il1223-il23-inhibitors-reduce-risk-for-progression-to-invlamatory-arthritis-vs-tnfi - April 13, 2023
 
Non-Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Iryna Nemesh, MD, Saleema Kherani, MD MPH, Shikha Singla, MD & William Wirostko, MD. Case Report: A Rare Mimic of Giant Cell Arteritis. The Rheumatologist 2021, Nov 14: 42-43 https://www.the-rheumatologist.org/article/case-report-a-rare-mimic-of-giant-cell-arteritis/
 
Database, Video, or Other Research/Clinical Contributions
1. Social Media Experience - Podcast at Cytokine Signaling Forum 2023
2. Social Media Experience - Podcast at RheumNow 2023 https://rheumnow.com/therapeutic-update/psoriasis-rheumatologists