Agustin  Escalante
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Escalante, MD

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  • Rheumatology
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About me

About Me

I joined the Department of Medicine in 1992 as an assistant professor, received Tenure in 2000, and was promoted to professor in 2003. During this time, I have studied the genetic and environmental determinants of the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) phenotype, basing most of my observations on a multi-ethnic RA cohort that my colleagues and I assembled in San Antonio. I have also examined ethnic disparities among patients with rheumatic diseases, and have considerable experience in the cross-cultural adaptation of research instruments. I have published my research in peer review journals, and have received RO1 and K24 grants from the NIH, as well as grants from the Health Care Financing Administration (now Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services), the Arthritis Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. I am a past Harold Amos scholar. I have served on advisory and grant review committees for the NIH, the American College of Rheumatology, the Arthritis Foundation, and several universities. I am former associate editor of Arthritis & Rheumatism, and current associate editor of Arthritis Care and Research. As a board certified rheumatologist, I have provided ongoing care to rheumatic disease patients at the Brady-Green clinic (now University Health Center Downtown) since 1992. I grew up in Mexico City, where I completed my undergraduate education and attended medical school. I did my residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and my fellowship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.




English, Spanish


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Medical School:
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Baylor College of Medicine at Houston

University of Southern California Medical Center


Board Certification:
American Board of Internal Medicine/Rheumatology
American Board of Internal Medicine

Treatment and care

Treatment and Care

Specific areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Adult-Onset Still Disease
  • Anca-Associated Vasculitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Disorder Of Inner Ear
  • Autoinflammatory Syndrome
  • Axial Spondyloarthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Beh√Sset'S Disease
  • Behcet'S Syndrome
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Or Joint Infection
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Disorder
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Chilblains
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency
  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • Coxarthrosis
  • Cryopyrin Associated Periodic Syndrome
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Arthritis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch Schã¶Nlein Purpura
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hyper-Igd Periodic Fever Syndrome
  • Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Immunoglobulin G4 Related Sclerosing Disease
  • Immunologic Diseases
  • Infection Of The Blood Vessel
  • Inflammation Of The Skeletal Muscle
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Bursitis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lichen Planus
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise And Fatigue
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Morphea
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Problem
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of Hand Or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis Of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis Of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Knee
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner'S Knee Or Knee Pain)
  • Photosensitivity
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (Pmr)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud'S Disease
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
  • Reiter'S Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatism
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scar
  • Scleroderma
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sicca Syndrome
  • Sj√∂Gren'S Syndrome
  • Sjã¶Gren'S Syndrome
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Spinal Narrowing
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Still'S Disease
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Tnf Receptor-Associated Periodic Fever Syndrome
  • Trigger Finger
  • Uveitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener'S Granulomatosis
  • Wrist Arthritis