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Kashif A. Jafri, MD, is a clinical rheumatologist who is double board-certified in rheumatology and in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).  He graduated from medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  He completed an internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and a rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  

Dr. Jafri enjoys caring for rheumatologic patients with all types of autoimmune/immune-mediated diseases and inflammatory arthritis in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. He has specific clinical and research interests in systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis.  He is highly interested in preventive care, and his previous research focused on the prevalence and management of cardiovascular risk factors and the use of the different cardiovascular risk assessment tools in patients with inflammatory diseases.  

Dr. Jafri has several peer-reviewed publications in academic journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Arthritis and Rheumatology, Arthritis Care and Research, Clinical Rheumatology, Rheumatology International, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  He has presented his research at multiple American College of Rheumatology annual meetings and at the European Union League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) annual meeting.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, reading, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.  He is very excited to serve the Bay Area community.