Howard A. Fuchs, M.D.


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Faculty Appointments
Professor of Medicine
M.D., Medicine , Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeB.S., Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
Office Address
1161 21st Ave, MCN T-3219
Nashville, TN 37232-2681
Brown CR, Criscione-Schreiber L, O'Rourke KS, Fuchs HA, Putterman C, Tan IJ, Valeriano-Marcet J, Hsieh E, Zirkle S, Bolster MB. What Is a Rheumatologist and How Do We Make One?. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Aug; 68(8): 1166-72. PMID: 26663526, DOI: 10.1002/acr.22817, ISSN: 2151-4658.

Fuchs PA, Lal L, Fuchs HA, Swint J. Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Utility Analyses Comparing Strategies for Initial Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Published Outcomes: Economic Lessons From The Tear Trial. Value Health [print-electronic]. 2015 Nov; 18(7): A671. PMID: 26533760, PII: S1098-3015(15)04530-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2015.09.2454, ISSN: 1524-4733.

Doss J, England J, Fuchs H. Coughing up blood: Beh├žet's disease. Am. J. Med [print-electronic]. 2014 May; 127(5): 386-9. PMID: 24576442, PII: S0002-9343(14)00131-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.02.006, ISSN: 1555-7162.

Moore C, Ormseth M, Fuchs H. Causes and significance of markedly elevated serum ferritin levels in an academic medical center. J Clin Rheumatol. 2013 Sep; 19(6): 324-8. PMID: 23965472, DOI: 10.1097/RHU.0b013e31829ce01f, ISSN: 1536-7355.

Azimian M, Gultekin SH, Hata JL, Atkinson JB, Ely KA, Fuchs HA, Mobley BC. Fatal antimalarial-induced cardiomyopathy: report of 2 cases. J Clin Rheumatol. 2012 Oct; 18(7): 363-6. PMID: 23047537, PII: 00124743-201210000-00010, DOI: 10.1097/RHU.0b013e31826852db, ISSN: 1536-7355.

Spurlock CF, Tossberg JT, Fuchs HA, Olsen NJ, Aune TM. Methotrexate increases expression of cell cycle checkpoint genes via JNK activation. Arthritis Rheum [print-electronic]. 2012 Jun; 64(6): 1780-9. PMID: 22183962, PMCID: PMC3310965, DOI: 10.1002/art.34342, ISSN: 1529-0131.

Fuchs HA, Tanner SB. Granulomatous disorders of the nose and paranasal sinuses. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Feb; 17(1): 23-7. PMID: 19225301, PII: 00020840-200902000-00007, DOI: 10.1097/MOO.0b013e32831b9e58, ISSN: 1531-6998.

Chinratanalab S, Bruno MA, Fuchs HA. Color Doppler ultrasonographic findings show tendon sheath inflammation in mechanic's hands. J Clin Rheumatol. 2002 Apr; 8(2): 104-9. PMID: 17041332, PII: 00124743-200204000-00008, ISSN: 1076-1608.

Segal NA, Toda Y, Huston J, Saeki Y, Shimizu M, Fuchs H, Shimaoka Y, Holcomb R, McLean MJ. Two configurations of static magnetic fields for treating rheumatoid arthritis of the knee: a double-blind clinical trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2001 Oct; 82(10): 1453-60. PMID: 11588753, PII: S0003-9993(01)46226-5, DOI: 10.1053/apmr.2001.24309, ISSN: 0003-9993.

Najam F, Fuchs HA. Cardiac tamponade: a life-threatening complication of Still's disease. J Clin Rheumatol. 2001 Apr; 7(2): 97-101. PMID: 17039104, PII: 00124743-200104000-00009, ISSN: 1076-1608.

Sinclair VG, Wallston KA, Dwyer KA, Blackburn DS, Fuchs H. Effects of a cognitive-behavioral intervention for women with rheumatoid arthritis. Res Nurs Health. 1998 Aug; 21(4): 315-26. PMID: 9679808, PII: 10.1002/(SICI)1098-240X(199808)21:4<315::AID-NUR4>3.0.CO;2-I, ISSN: 0160-6891.

Pincus T, Fuchs HA, Callahan LF, Nance EP, Kaye JJ. Early radiographic joint space narrowing and erosion and later malalignment in rheumatoid arthritis: a longitudinal analysis. J. Rheumatol. 1998 Apr; 25(4): 636-40. PMID: 9558162, ISSN: 0315-162X.

Fuchs HA. Use of sulfasalazine in rheumatic diseases. Bull Rheum Dis. 1997 Nov; 46(7): 3-4. PMID: 9366125, ISSN: 0007-5248.

Milstone A, Fan A, Fuchs H. Antiphospholipid syndrome associated with seizures. South. Med. J. 1996 Jul; 89(7): 738-40. PMID: 8685767, ISSN: 0038-4348.

Pincus T, Callahan LF, Fuchs HA, Larsen A, Kaye J. Quantitative analysis of hand radiographs in rheumatoid arthritis: time course of radiographic changes, relation to joint examination measures, and comparison of different scoring methods. J. Rheumatol. 1995 Oct; 22(10): 1983-9. PMID: 8992005, ISSN: 0315-162X.

Becker BN, Fuchs H, Hakim R. Intravenous immune globulin in the treatment of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and end-stage renal disease. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 1995 Apr; 5(10): 1746-50. PMID: 7787141, ISSN: 1046-6673.

Fuchs HA, Pincus T. Reduced joint counts in controlled clinical trials in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 1994 Apr; 37(4): 470-5. PMID: 8147923, ISSN: 0004-3591.

Puett DW, Fuchs HA. Rapid exacerbation of scleroderma in a patient treated with interleukin 2 and lymphokine activated killer cells for renal cell carcinoma. J. Rheumatol. 1994 Apr; 21(4): 752-3. PMID: 8035405, ISSN: 0315-162X.

Fuchs HA. The use of the disease activity score in the analysis of clinical trials in rheumatoid arthritis. J. Rheumatol. 1993 Nov; 20(11): 1863-6. PMID: 7905924, ISSN: 0315-162X.

Stevenson RW, Steiner KE, Connolly CC, Fuchs H, Alberti KG, Williams PE, Cherrington AD. Dose-related effects of epinephrine on glucose production in conscious dogs. Am. J. Physiol. 1991 Mar; 260(3 Pt 1): E363-70. PMID: 2003590, ISSN: 0002-9513.

Kaye JJ, Fuchs HA, Moseley JW, Nance EP, Callahan LF, Pincus T. Problems with the Steinbrocker staging system for radiographic assessment of the rheumatoid hand and wrist. Invest Radiol. 1990 May; 25(5): 536-44. PMID: 2345085, ISSN: 0020-9996.

Fuchs HA, Kaye JJ, Callahan LF, Nance EP, Pincus T. Evidence of significant radiographic damage in rheumatoid arthritis within the first 2 years of disease. J. Rheumatol. 1989 May; 16(5): 585-91. PMID: 2754663, ISSN: 0315-162X.

Fuchs HA, Brooks RH, Callahan LF, Pincus T. A simplified twenty-eight-joint quantitative articular index in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 1989 May; 32(5): 531-7. PMID: 2719728, ISSN: 0004-3591.

Pincus T, Callahan LF, Brooks RH, Fuchs HA, Olsen NJ, Kaye JJ. Self-report questionnaire scores in rheumatoid arthritis compared with traditional physical, radiographic, and laboratory measures. Ann. Intern. Med. 1989 Feb 2/15/1989; 110(4): 259-66. PMID: 2913913, ISSN: 0003-4819.

Fuchs HA, Callahan LF, Kaye JJ, Brooks RH, Nance EP, Pincus T. Radiographic and joint count findings of the hand in rheumatoid arthritis. Related and unrelated findings. Arthritis Rheum. 1988 Jan; 31(1): 44-51. PMID: 3345231, ISSN: 0004-3591.