Pascale Schwab, MD

Schwab 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(1990-1994)Internal Medicine Residency: University of Texas Medical Health Science Center,Houston, TX (1994-1997)

Chief Resident: University of Texas Medical Health Science Center, Houston, TX(1997-1998)Rheumatology Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School,Boston, MA (2000-2003)


In her role as program director, Dr.Schwab's primary interest is the education and training of the rheumatologyfellows at OHSU. Her clinical and research interests have includedrheumatoid arthritis through her participation in the Veterans AffairsRheumatoid Arthritis registry and gout through her participation in the STOP Gout clinical trial. Furthermore, she has a specific interest inmechanisms of bone health and osteoporosis prevention.  She has completedthe USSONAR Train-the-Trainer program in musculoskeletal ultrasound andintegrates musculoskeletal ultrasound in her teaching.

Recent Publications

1: Schwab P, Sayles H, Bergman D, Cannon GW, Michaud K, Mikuls TR,Barton J. Utilization of Care Outside the Veterans Affairs Health Care Systemby US Veterans With Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017Jun;69(6):776-782.

2: England BR, Sokolove J, Robinson WH, Thiele GM, Ganti AK,Sayles H, Michaud K, Caplan L, Davis LA, Cannon GW, Sauer B, Singh N, BlairSolow E, Reimold AM, Kerr GS, Schwab P,Baker JF, Mikuls TR. Associations of Circulating Cytokines and Chemokines WithCancer Mortality in Men With Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016Oct;68(10):2394-402.

3: England BR, Sayles H, Michaud K, Caplan L, Davis LA, Cannon GW,Sauer BC, Solow EB, Reimold AM, Kerr GS, Schwab P, Baker JF, Mikuls TR.Cause-Specific Mortality in Male US Veterans With Rheumatoid Arthritis.Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Jan;68(1):36-45.

4: Solow EB, Yu F, Thiele GM, Sokolove J, Robinson WH, Pruhs ZM,Michaud KD, Erickson AR, Sayles H, Kerr GS, Gaffo AL, Caplan L, Davis LA,Cannon GW, Reimold AM, Baker J, SchwabP, Anderson DR, Mikuls TR. Vascular calcifications on hand radiographs inrheumatoid arthritis and associations with autoantibodies, cardiovascular riskfactors and mortality. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2015 Sep;54(9):1587-95.  

5: Lipton S, Warren G, Pollock J, Schwab P. IgG4-related diseasemanifesting as pachymeningitis and aortitis. J Rheumatol. 2013Jul;40(7):1236-8.

6: Schwab P, Harmon D, Bruno R, Fraunfelder FW, Hyunchung Kim D. A55-year-old woman with orbital inflammation. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012Nov;64(11):1776-82.

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

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