Daniel G. Arkfeld

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC Director of Rheumatological Education, Keck Hospital of USC
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Areas of treatment:

Fibromyalgia
Rheumatoid Arthritis
complex rheumatic disorders
connective tissue disorders
Osteoarthritis
Scleroderma
Gout

Specialties:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Department:

  • Department of Medicine

Language:

  • English

Daniel G. Arkfeld, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Director of Rheumatological Education, Keck Hospital of USC

Practicing locations:

  • Faculty/Staff Health Clinic at USC Engemann Student Health Center
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

A Los Angeles native, Dr. Arkfeld, first joined the Keck School of Medicine faculty in 1994 after completing a fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West LA. Prior to his current administrative position as Director of Rheumatology Education, Dr. Arkfeld was Chief of Rheumatology Clinic at LAC+USC Medical Center. His major areas of research interests include rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. In addition to being a renowned lecturer, having spoken all across the globe, Dr. Arkfeld is also a former little league baseball coach and is currently the doctor for the USC Women’s Basketball Team.

Education:

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, B.S. (Biology with minor in Philosophy), Summa Cum Laude, 1982
Doctor of Medicine, University of California, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 1986

Internships:

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Internal Medicine), Los Angeles, CA, 1986 - 1987

Residencies:

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Internal Medicine), Los Angeles, CA, 1987 - 1989

Fellowships:

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, 1989 - 1991
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Rheumatology), Los Angeles, CA, 1990 - 1991

Certifications:

Internal Medicine
Rheumatology

Professional society memberships:

Fellow, American College of Rheumatology, 1992 - Present
Southern California Rheumatism Association, 1998 - Present
Myopain Society, 2004 - 2005
American College of Physicians

Awards:

Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society, 1980 - 1982
Loyola Marymount University Scholastic Honors Program, 1980 - 1982
Member, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, 1980 - 1982
American Heart Association Student Research Fellowship, Pasadena, CA, 1981
Ellis Dresner Award, Southern California Rheumatology Association, 1991
Outstanding Attending, University of Southern California Gold Firm, 1997
Second Year Medical Student Teaching Award, University of Southern California, 1999
Awardee in Rheumatology, Summer 2007