Laura B. Geraldino-Pardilla, MD, MPH

Expertise in: 
Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome
Board Certifications: 
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
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Overview

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Dr. Geraldino’s areas of clinical and research interest include Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus), Rheumatoid Arthritis, and musculoskeletal ultrasonography. She has been supervising the Lupus clinic at CUMC since 2010 and was recently awarded a Rheumatology Scientist Development Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation to study Cardiovascular Disease in lupus patients. Her prior research experience as the recipient of a CTSA award in 2011 and an NIH supplement grant in 2012 focused on the role of specific anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies (ACPAs) in cardiovascular disease in RA using different cardiac imaging methods.

Dr. Geraldino graduated summa cum laude from INTEC University in the Dominican Republic and afterwards moved to New York to complete an internal medicine residency in SUNY Upstate, followed by a rheumatology fellowship at Columbia University where she stayed on as a faculty member. In addition to being a board certified rheumatologist, she completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal ultrasonography with the Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists (USSONAR) and serves as the director of the Fast Arthritis Sonographic evaluation and Treatment (FAST) clinic at CUMC.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatology
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital

Languages

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Gender

  • Female

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Location(s)

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Instituto Technologico De Santo Domingo
  • MS, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Residency: State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

1998    National Young Talent scholarship for medical school

2003    Salome Urena award:  (top 15% class ranking)

2004     Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (Summa Cum Laude) graduate 

2011    Clinical and Translational Science Pilot Award


2014    Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientist Development Award

Research

Dr. Geraldino’s areas of clinical and research interest include Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography. She has been the Lupus clinic director at CUMC since 2010 and currently has a Rheumatology Scientist Development Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation for the study of Myocarditis and Cardiovascular Disease in lupus patients. Her prior research experience as the recipient of a CTSA award and an NIH supplement grant focused on the role of specific anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies (ACPAs) in cardiovascular disease in RA using different cardiac imaging methods. She is also a principal or co-investigator in several clinical trials in lupus, and as an Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists (USSONAR) - trained musculoskeletal ultrasonographist, serves as the director of the Fast Arthritis Sonographic evaluation and Treatment (FAST) clinic at CUMC and is a co-investigator in the RhEumatoid Arthritis SynOvial tissue Network (REASON) focused on the performance of ultrasound-guided synovial biopsies.

Grants

CURRENT:

Hielscher, Andreas (PI), Geraldino (Co-I)
Title: “Optical Tomographic Imaging of Joint Diseases”
Role:  Co- Investigator

Bathon, Joan (PI), Geraldino (Co-PI)   
Sponsor: NIH-NIAMS (PA-12-149)
Title: “Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research for AR050026 Inflammation and cardiovascular disease in rheumatoid arthritis”
Role:  Principal Investigator
Period: 11/2012-11/2014


Bathon, Joan (PI)    
Sponsor: Investigator‐initiated, OMERACT endorsed
Title: “The RA BIODAM study: Prospective Validation of Soluble Biomarkers as Predictors of Structural Damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis”
       Role: Co-Investigator
       Period: 7/2011-12/2014

PHARMA:

       Geraldino (PI)
        Sponsor: HGS-GSK
       Title: “A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled 52-Week Study to Assess Adverse Events of Special     Interest in Adults with Active, Autoantibody-Positive Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Receiving Belimumab”

PENDING:

     Geraldino(PI)
     Sponsor: Rheumatology Research Foundation
     Title: “Anti-Ro Antibodies  and Conduction Defects in SLE Adults”
     Period: 12/2014-12/2016-17

COMPLETED:

Geraldino (PI)       
Sponsor: Clinical and Translational Science Award     
Title: “Anti-Citrullinated Peptide Antibodies: Surrogate Markers Of Cardiac Dysfunction And/Or Atherosclerosis In Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients?”
Role:  Principal Investigator
Period: 7/2011-6/2012

Selected Publications

• Koczka CP, Geraldino-Pardilla LB, Lawlor G. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Its Relationship to the Colon in a Black Cohort of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2014 Feb;48(2):e19-21.

• Dhaduvai S, Geraldino-Pardilla L, Giles JT, Bathon JM. High Calcium Supplement Intake is Not Associated with Increased Coronary Artery Calcification in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatism. Volume 65, Number 10 (supplement), Abstract #365; S158. 2013

• Koczka CP, Geraldino-Pardilla LB, Goodman AJ, Gress FG. A nationwide survey of gastroenterologists and their acquisition of knowledge. Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 Jul;108(7):1033-5.

• Koczka CP, Lukolic I, Geraldino-Pardilla LB, Lee DS, Lawlor G. The Association of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Abnormal Pap Smears in African American Women. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2013 Aug;47(7):655-6.

• Koczka CP, Geraldino-Pardilla LB, Goodman AJ. Physicians' Opinions of Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis: Survey Results from a Large Urban Medical Center. Dig Dis Sci. 2013 Mar;58(3):777-81.

• Geraldino-Pardilla L, Giles JT, Sokolove J, Robinson W, Bathon JM. Fine-Specificity of Anti-Citrullinated Peptide Antibodies: Associations with Cardiac Structure and Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatism. Volume 64, Number 10 (supplement), Abstract #2539; S1072. 2012

• Immunologic Characteristics of Intrarenal T cells: Trafficking of Expanded CD8 T Cell β-Chain Clonotypes In Progressive Lupus Nephritis. Winchester R, Wiesendanger M, Zhang HZ, Steshenko V, Peterson K, Geraldino-Pardilla L, Ruiz-Vazquez E, D'Agati V. Arthritis Rheum. 2012 May;64(5):1589-600.


• Pappas DA, Geraldino-Pardilla L, Bathon JM. Immune modulation of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2011 Dec;25(6):873-89.