Shuntaro Shinada

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Areas of treatment:

Internal Medicine
rheumatoid arthritis
systemic lupus erythematosus
soft tissue rheumatism
pain management
joint injections/soft tissue injections


  • Rheumatology


  • Department of Medicine


  • English
  • Japanese

Shuntaro Shinada, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

Originally from Kanagawa, Japan, Dr. Shinada graduated from the Keck School of Medicine as a Dean’s Scholar and completed his residency at the LAC+USC Medical Center. Dr. Shinada developed an expertise in Rheumatology through subsequent fellowships: first at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center followed by LAC+USC Medical Center. In addition to his extensive teaching, research and patient commitments, Dr. Shinada has found time throughout his career to volunteer at the Oakland Headstart Program and the Berkeley Free Clinic and is currently an instructor at the Shotokyo Kendo Dojo. Kendo is the art of Japanese fencing.


B.A. in Biochemistry, University of California at Berkeley, 1993
Doctor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC, 1998


LAC+USC Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1998 - 1999


LAC+USC Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1999 - 2001


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Rheumatology, 2001 - 2002
LAC+USC Medical Center, Rheumatology, 2002 - 2004


American Board of Internal Medicine: Rheumatology

Professional society memberships:

American College of Rheumatology


Dean's List, University of California at Berkeley, 1990 - 1992
Departmental Honors, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley, 1993
Dean's Scholar, Keck School of Medicine, 1994 - 1995
Amgen Fellows Scholarship, Amgen Fellows Committee, 2003
Fellows in Rheumatology, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc., 2003