Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

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photo Siamak Moghadam-Kia, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Staff Rheumatologist-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Staff Rheumatologist-VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System


Phone: 412-383-8000

Office: Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower-South
3500 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-383-8000
Fax: 412-383-8864
Administrative Assistant:
Margie Jones
Address: BST S705A
3500 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-383-8861
Fax: 412-383-8864
Education and Training
M.D., Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2003
M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh, 2015
Residency: Internal Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center, 2012
Fellowship: Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2014
Research Interest
Dr. Moghadam-Kia’s interests are inflammatory myopathies: biomarker clinical studies
Clinical Interest
Inflammatory myopathies
Cutaneous manifestations of systemic rheumatic disease
Connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD)
Rheumatoid arthritis
Educational Interest
Teaching and training rheumatology fellows and medicine residents
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Moghadam-Kia S, Oddis CV, Aggarwal R. Interstitial lung disease in myositis. Curr Respir Med Rev. 2015; 11: 130-137.
Moghadam-Kia S, Aggarwal R, Oddis CV. Treatment of inflammatory myopathy - Emerging therapies and therapeutic targets. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2015; 27: 1-11.
Moghadam-Kia S, Werth VP. Vasculitis: Cutaneous vasculitis. In: Mackay IR, Noel RR, editors. Encyclopedia of Medical Immunology. New York, NY: Springer. 2014; 319-332.
Moghadam-Kia S, Franks A G. Autoimmune disease and hair loss. Dermatol Clin. 2013; 31: 75-91.
Torigian DA, Dam V, Chen X, Saboury B, Udupa JK, Rashid A, Moghadam-Kia S, Alavi A. In vivo quantification of pulmonary inflammation in relation to emphysema severity via partial volume corrected 18F-FDG-PET using computer-assisted analysis of diagnostic chest CT. Hell J Nucl Med. 2013; 16 (1): 12-8.
Klein R, Moghadam-Kia S, Taylor L, Coley C, Okawa J, LoMonico J, Chren MM, Werth VP. Quality of life in cutaneous lupus erythematosus. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011; 64: 849-58.
Klein R, Moghadam-Kia S, LoMonico J, Okawa J, Coley C, Taylor L, Troxel AB, Werth VP. Development of the CLASI as a tool to measure disease severity and responsiveness to therapy in cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Arch Dermatol. 2011; 147: 203-8.
Moghadam-Kia S, Werth VP. Prevention and treatment of systemic glucocorticoid side effects. Int J Dermatol. 2010; 49: 239-48.
Moghadam-Kia S, Oddis CV, Sato S, Kuwana M, Aggarwal R. Anti-MDA5 is associated with rapidly progressive lung disease and poor survival in U.S. patients with amyopathic and myopathic dermatomyositis. Arthritis Care Res. 2016; 68: 689-94.
Moghadam-Kia S, Oddis CV, Aggarwal R. Approach to the patients with asymptomatic elevation in serum muscle enzymes. Cleve Clin J Med. 2016; 83: 37-42.
Notable Achievements
Japan College of Rheumatology Award, 2015
Certificate of achievement for top oral presentation, Congress of Clinical Rheumatology Meeting, Destin, Florida, 2015
American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award, 2014
Honorable mention-American College of Rheumatology Annual Image Competition, 2013
Caplan Research Award, University of Pittsburgh Arthritis Center, 2012-2013
Best Poster Award, American College of Physicians D.C. Chapter Annual Meeting, DC, 2010