Pascale Schwab, MD

Pascale Schwab, MD Pascale Schwab, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, OHSU
Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director
Rheumatology Section Chief, Portland VA Medical Center

Education and Training

Medical School:University of Texas Medical Health Science Center, Houston, TX
IM Residency:University of Texas Medical Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Rheumatology Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Since joining OHSU, Dr. Schwab's primary interest has been the education of the rheumatology fellows and the expansion of the fellowship program at OHSU.  Her clinical and research interests have included rheumatoid arthritis through her participation in the Veterans Affairs Rheumatoid Arthritis registry.  She is particularly curious about mechanisms of bone health and osteoporosis prevention.  She is working towards acquiring proficiency in musculoskeletal ultrasound through the USSONAR Train-the-Trainer program and hopes to integrate musculoskeletal ultrasound in the rheumatology clinic at the Portland VA.

Recent Publications

  1. Schwab P and Scalapino K. Exercise for bone Health: Rationale and Prescription. Curr Op Rheum. 2011;23(2):137-41.

  2. Lipton S and Schwab P. Neoplasm Mimics of Rheumatologic Presentations: Sialadenitis, ocular masquerade syndromes, retroperitoneal fibrosis, and regional pain syndromes.Rheum Dis Clin N Am 2011; 37(4):623-637

  3. Richards JS, Cannon GW, Hayden CL, Amdur RL, Lazaro D, Mikuls TR, Reimold AM, Caplan L, Johnson DS, Schwab P, Cherascu BN, Kerr GS. Adherence with bisphosphonate therapy in us veterans with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res 2012. 2012 Dec; 64(12):1864-70

  4. Schwab P, Harmon D, Bruno R, Fraunfelder F, Kim D. Clinicopathologic Conference: "A 55-Year-Old Woman with Orbital Inflammation". Arthritis Care Res. 2012. 2012 Nov; 64(11):1776-82


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