Vikram Garg, MD, MS

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Dr. Vikram Garg is board certified in Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Internal Medicine. He received his MD from SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, New York followed by a residency at Scripps Clinic/Green Hospital in La Jolla, California followed by a Rheumatology Fellowship at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. Prior to starting medical school he successfully completed a Masters of Science in Pharmacology at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. After fellowship, he then joined the Scripps Clinic Medical Group and practiced there for over six years before joining PRA Health Sciences as a medical director.


Professional Highlights

  • Present Medical Director at PRA Health Sciences
  • Staff Rheumatologist at Scripps Clinic
  • Per Diem Hospitalist at Kaiser West LA
  • Physics Instructor at Princeton Review
  • Research Assistant III, VA San Diego



  • Internal Medicine Certified 2011 (Valid until 2021)
  • Rheumatology Certified 2013 (Valid until 2023)
  • MSK Ultrasound Certified 2013 (Valid until 2023)



  • 3rd place award for DAS28 Is Not a Sufficient Disease Activity Measure for Obese Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients – Don’t Leave the Feet Behind, at the UCLA Dept. of Medicine Research Day (October 2012)
  • Scholarship by the American Pain Society–Essentials of Pain Management Conf.: Principles and Practice, Austin, TX (May 2011)
  • Intern of the Year at Scripps Green Hospital (June 2009)
  • Summer Research Grant by SUNY Upstate (June 2005)


Professional Memberships

  • American College of Rheumatology
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry


Publications and Posters

  • Case Report: ”Chronic systemic metal ion toxicity from wear on a revised cobalt-chromium trunnion. Steven Copp MD, Pooya Javidan MD, Vikram Garg MD. Accepted JOCR. March-April 2019 Issue
  • Mystery Rash Case. Accepted July 2018 Thieves Market Poster Presentation. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting – Chicago – Presented October 2018 by Fellow Erin Hammett
  • Biologics for autoimmunity not tied to risk for preterm birth, SGA infants. Quoted 4/30/2018 (
  • Obesity Impacts Swelling of Ankle and Foot Joints in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. Accepted Feb 2018
  • Coronary Artery Vasospasm and Cardiogenic Shock as the initial presentation for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis. Abdallah Y. Bitar (MD, Ph.D.)a,*, Christina W. Tan (MD)a Caleb D. Thompson (MD)a Kavita Allem (MD)b, Aelita Kachatrian (MD)b, Peter J. Weis (MD)b, Vikram Garg (MD)b, Ajay Srivastava (MD)a. Journal of Cardiology Cases. Accepted December 2015. Volume 13, Issue 4, April 2016, Pages 105-108.
  • Mononeuritis Multiplex as a Presenting Feature of Wegeners Granulomatosis. Asha Mansukhani MD; Vikram Garg MD; William Reid MD Department of Internal Med, UCLA Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. 2013
  • DAS28 Is Not a Sufficient Disease Activity Measure for Obese Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients – Don’t Leave the Feet Behind. ACR November 2012
  • DAS28 Is Not a Sufficient Disease Activity Measure for Obese Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients – Don’t Leave the Feet Behind – UCLA DOM Research Day 10/6/2012
  • Contagious Weakness in an Elderly Couple with Neurologic Emergencies. Vikram Garg MD, Cari Matthews MD, Pallabi Sanyal MD, Kandan Baban MD, Kenneth Grudko MD. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. Feb 2011. Vol XII. No I: 26-28.
  • Thyroid in Brain. ACP Southern California Regional Conference. October 2009.
  • Ectopic Posterior Pituitary Lobe and Cortical Dysplasia. Jill C. Bergson, Vikram K. Garg, and Jakwei Chang. Am. J. Neuroradiol., Feb 2007; 28: 198a – 199.
  • How does mass lesion detection vary with display window width and radiation exposure in computed radiography? K. M. Ogden, W. Huda, V. Garg, M. Khan, M. A. Reichel, M. L. Roskopf. Proc. SPIE Vol. 6146, 614611, Medical Imaging 2006: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment; Yulei Jiang, Miguel P. Eckstein; Eds. Publication. Mar 2006



  • Rheumatology Fellowship from UC, Los Angeles (2011-2013)
  • Internal Med. Residency from Scripps Clinic/Green Hospital (2008-2011)
  • Doctorate of Medicine from SUNY Upstate Medical University (2004–2008)
  • MS in Pharmacology from Tulane University (2003–2004)
  • BS in Animal Physiology from UC, San Diego (1999–2003)
Last modified on: 16-08-2021