Mary Margaretten, MD

Professor

Dr. Margaretten is the Clinical Chief of Rheumatology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) and responsible for all aspects of rheumatology clinical activities there. She received her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University, her MD from the University of California, San Francisco, and her Masters in Advanced Studies of Clinical Research from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed medical residency and a rheumatology fellowship at UCSF. She joined the faculty in the Division of Rheumatology in 2009. As a rheumatologist specializing in providing care to individuals with chronic rheumatic diseases, she practices at ZSFG and Laguna Honda Hospital.

Dr. Margaretten is committed to serving vulnerable patients while supporting the three traditional domains of academic medicine – clinical care, research, and education. Her scholarship focuses on improving clinical reasoning skills to enhance physician problem-solving, quality improvement research, and examining predictors of depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. She has served as PI of grants from the Arthritis Foundation, the American College of Rheumatology, and UCSF and was the recipient of a NIH KL2 award.

Dr. Margaretten has numerous achievements in medical education and teaching. She received the Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award, the Goldstein Award for Outstanding Teaching in Rheumatology, and the UCSF School of Medicine Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2016 she was selected as an inaugural h Coach for the UCSF School of Medicine Bridges Curriculum.
Education
M.A.S. in Clinical Research, 2009 - Graduate Division (Advance Training in Clinical Research), University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 2003 - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Honors and Awards
  • Ira M. Goldstein Award for Outstanding Teaching in Rheumatology, UCSF Division of Rheumatology, 2017
  • Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, UCSF School of Medicine, 2017
  • Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF School of Medicine, 2015
  • Engleman Award for Excellence in Arthritis Research, UCSF Division of Rheumatology, 2013
  • Research Workshop Outstanding Abstract, American College of Rheumatology, 2010
  • Distinguished Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology, 2009
Websites
Publications
  1. Goglin SE, Margaretten ME. Malar Rash. 2021. PMID: 34233099


  2. Aguirre A, Urisman A, Margaretten M. Starting off on the right foot: A 22-year-old woman with leg swelling. 2021. PMID: 34197038


  3. Strait A, Graf J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Goglin S. Race, Ethnicity and Disparities in Rheumatology Educational Materials. 2021. PMID: 33768717


  4. Aguirre A, Trupin L, Margaretten M, Goglin S, Noh JH, Yazdany J. Using process improvement and systems redesign to improve rheumatology care quality in a safety net clinic. 2020. PMID: 32062597


  5. French S, Lang U, Margaretten M. A 21-Year-Old Woman with Joint Pain and Skin Ulceration. 2020. PMID: 31961480


  6. DeQuattro K, Urisman A, Margaretten M. A 36-Year-Old Man with Renal Failure, Fevers, and Hypocomplementemia. Volume 71 of Issue 4. 2018. PMID: 30295438


  7. Mandal J, Margaretten M. Tuberculosis of the Finger. Volume 379 of Issue 12. 2018. PMID: 30231233


  8. Patterson SL, Jafri K, Narvid JA, Margaretten M. A Young Woman With Sudden Urinary Retention and Sensory Deficits. Volume 70 of Issue 4. 2018. PMID: 29125903


  9. Katz P, Margaretten M, Gregorich S, Trupin L. Physical Activity to Reduce Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. 2017. PMID: 28378441


  10. Margaretten M. Neurologic Manifestations of Primary Sjögren Syndrome. 2017. PMID: 29061239


  11. Katz P, Margaretten M, Schmajuk G, Yazdany J, Yelin E. Reply. Volume 69 of Issue 3. 2017. PMID: 28129462


  12. Katz P, Margaretten M, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Yazdany J, Yelin E. Role of Sleep Disturbance, Depression, Obesity, and Physical Inactivity in Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Volume 68 of Issue 1. 2016. PMID: 25779719


  13. Scheibe MM, Imboden JB, Schmajuk G, Margaretten M, Graf JD, Chen AH, Yelin EH, Yazdany J. Efficiency Gains for Rheumatology Consultation Using a Novel Electronic Referral System in a Safety-Net Health Setting. Volume 67 of Issue 8. 2015. PMID: 25623810


  14. Andrews JS, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Barton J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Yelin EH, Katz PP. Muscle Strength and Changes in Physical Function in Women With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Volume 67 of Issue 8. 2015. PMID: 25623919


  15. Murray SG, Schmajuk G, Trupin L, Lawson E, Cascino M, Barton J, Margaretten M, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Yazdany J. A population-based study of infection-related hospital mortality in patients with dermatomyositis/polymyositis. Volume 67 of Issue 5. 2015. PMID: 25331828


  16. Andrews JS, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Barton J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Yelin EH, Katz PP. Muscle strength, muscle mass, and physical disability in women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Volume 67 of Issue 1. 2015. PMID: 25049114


  17. O'Donovan A, Cohen BE, Seal KH, Bertenthal D, Margaretten M, Nishimi K, Neylan TC. Elevated risk for autoimmune disorders in iraq and afghanistan veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. 2014. PMID: 25104173


  18. Margaretten ME, Katz P, Schmajuk G, Yelin E. Missed opportunities for depression screening in patients with arthritis in the United States. 2013. PMID: 23897128


  19. Yazdany J, Schmajuk G, Robbins M, Daikh D, Beall A, Yelin E, Barton J, Carlson A, Margaretten M, Zell J, Gensler LS, Kelly V, Saag K, King C. Choosing wisely: the American College of Rheumatology's Top 5 list of things physicians and patients should question. Volume 65 of Issue 3. 2013. PMID: 23436818


  20. Katz PP, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Margaretten M, Barton J, Criswell LA, Yelin EH. Sex differences in assessment of obesity in rheumatoid arthritis. Volume 65 of Issue 1. 2013. PMID: 22833513


  21. Aoife O'Donovan, Beth E. Cohen, Dan Bertenthal, Mary Margaretten, Karen Seal, Thomas C. Neylan. Association of posttraumatic stress disorder with increased prevalence of autoimmune disorders in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. 2012. PMID:


  22. Mary Margaretten, Laura Julian, Patricia Katz, Edward Yelin. Depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: description, causes and mechanisms. 2011. PMID:


  23. Katz P, Yazdany J, Julian L, Trupin L, Margaretten M, Yelin E, Criswell LA. Impact of obesity on functioning among women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Volume 63 of Issue 10. 2011. PMID: 21702085


  24. Barton JL, Trupin L, Schillinger D, Gansky SA, Tonner C, Margaretten M, Chernitskiy V, Graf J, Imboden J, Yelin E. Racial and ethnic disparities in disease activity and function among persons with rheumatoid arthritis from university-affiliated clinics. 2011. PMID: 21671414


  25. Margaretten M, Barton J, Julian L, Katz P, Trupin L, Tonner C, Graf J, Imboden J, Yelin E. Socioeconomic determinants of disability and depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. 2011. PMID: 20824800


  26. Margaretten M, Julian L, Katz P, Yelin E. Depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: description, causes and mechanisms. 2011. PMID: 22211138


  27. Margaretten M, Yelin E, Imboden J, Graf J, Barton J, Katz P, Julian L. Predictors of depression in a multiethnic cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. 2009. PMID: 19877099


  28. Margaretten ME, Tierney LM, Dhaliwal G. Clinical problem-solving. A hard diagnosis. 2009. PMID: 19657126


  29. Margaretten ME, Ruben BS, Fye K. Systemic sulfa-induced Sweet's syndrome. 2008. PMID: 18576306


  30. Mary E. Margaretten, Jeffrey Kohlwes, Stephen Bent. Synovial Lactic Acid and Septic Arthritis—Reply. 2007. PMID:


  31. Margaretten ME, Kohlwes J, Moore D, Bent S. Does this adult patient have septic arthritis? 2007. PMID: 17405973