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photo Terence Starz, MD


Clinical Professor of Medicine

Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy


Phone: 412-682-2434

Office: 580 South Aiken Avenue, suite 430
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-682-2434
Fax: 412-682-1044
Education and Training
BA, Pennsylvania State University, 1967
MD, Jefferson Medical College, 1971
Internal Medicine Intern, Presbterian University Hospital, 1972
Internal Medicine Resident, Presbterian University Hospital, 1974
Internal Medicine Chief Resident, Presbterian University Hospital, 1975
Rheumatology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, 1977
Clinical Interest
My clinical interests are in treating general rheumatology, fibromyalgia and low back disorders.
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Amity, C.L., Schlenk, E.A., Gold, K.N., Eckels, M.M., Mohan, N., Balasubramani, G.K., Wisniewski, S.R., Levesque, M.C., Starz, T.W. Agreement of Physicians and Nurses Performing Tender and Swollen Joint Counts in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 2016; 22(1): 30-4.
Yates, A.J., McGrory, B.J., Starz, T.W., Vincent, K.R., McCardel, B., Golightly, Y.M. AAOS appropriate use criteria: optimizing the non­arthroplasty management of osteoarthritis of the knee. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2014; 22(4): 261-7.
Brown, A., Hirsch, R., Laor, T., Hannon, M.J., Levesque, M.C., Starz, T.W., Kwoh, C.K. Do patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis in clinical remission have evidence of persistent inflammation on 3T magnetic resonance imaging?. Arthritis Care & Research. 2012; 64(12): 1846-54.
Antonelli, M.C., Starz, T.W. Assessing for risk and progression of osteoarthritis: the nurse's role: understanding pathophysiology, epidemiology, and risk will aid nurses who are seeking to expand their role in management. Orthopaedic Nursing. 2012; 31(2): 1846-54.
Notable Achievements
Arthritis Foundation National Heathcare Professional of the Year- 2015, 2015
President of the Allegheny County Medical Society, 2006
President Pennsylvania Rheumatology Society, 2008-2009
Arthritis Foundation- Great Lakes Region, Board of Directors, 2011-present
Pressman Award, “In recognition of his commitment to his patients and his, 2006
Pittsburgh Magazine, Top Doctors (rheumatology) 2010,
Co-honoree,Arthritis Foundation Bone Bash, Co-honoree, 2014 Arthriti
Arthritis Foudation- Western Pennsylvania, Board of Directors, 1981-present
Association For Rheumatology Health Professionals Patient Care Committee, 2015-present
4. “Breaking the Pain Chain”, patient education program, Great Lakes Region, Arthritis Foundation., 2013-2014