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Bahram Namjou-Khales, MD

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-5076

Email bahram.namjou@cchmc.org

Over the past decade, Dr. Namjou-Khales has been involved in research and studying the genetics of lupus and related autoimmune diseases with more than 35 peer-reviewed publications. His background as a physician and his experiences in genomic medicine have been enormously useful to deeply evaluate, successfully identify, and well-characterize subphenotypes and incorporate a wide variety of clinical variables into the genetic analysis. Furthermore, this effort has generated a very interesting bio repository database with comprehensive genomic, clinical and environmental data elements for the analysis of the genetics of lupus and other autoimmune diseases.

MD: National University (s.beheshti) of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 1989.

Certification: USMLE certified, 1996.

Namjou B, Keddache M, Marsolo K, Wagner M, Lingren T, Cobb B, Perry C, Kennebeck S, Holm IA, Li R, Crimmins NA, Martin L, Solti I, Kohane IS, Harley JB. EMR-linked GWAS study: investigation of variation landscape of loci for body mass index in children. Front Genet. 2013 Dec 3;4:268.

Namjou B, Kim-Howard X, Sun C, Adler A, Chung SA, Kaufman KM, Kelly JA, Blenn SB, Guthridge JM, Scofield RH, Kimberly, RP, Brown EE, Alarcón GS, Edberg JC, Kim JH, Choi J, Ramsey-Goldman R, Petri MA, Reveille JD, Vilá LM, Boackle SA, Freedman BI, Tsao BP, Langefeld CD, Vyse TJ, Jacob CO, Pons-Estel B; Argentine Collaborative Group, Niewold TB, Moser Sivils KL, Merrill JT, Anaya JM, Gilkeson GS,Gaffney PM, Bae SC, Alarcón-Riquelme ME; BIOLUPUS and GENLES Networks, Harley JB, Criswell LA,James JA, Nath SK. PTPN22 association in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with respect to individual ancestry and clinical sub-phenotypes. PLoS One. 2013 Aug 7;8(8):e69404. 

Namjou B, Keddache M, Fletcher D, Dillon S, Kottyan L, Wiley G, Gaffney PM, Wakeland BE, Liang C, Wakeland EK, Scofield RH, Kaufman K, Harley JB. Identification of novel coding mutation in C1qA gene in an African-American pedigree with lupus and C1q deficiency. Lupus. 2012 Sep;21(10):1113-8.

Namjou B, Choi CB, Harley IT, Alarcón-Riquelme ME; BIOLUPUS Network, Kelly JA, Glenn SB, Ojwang JO,Adler A, Kim K, Gallant CJ, Boackle SA, Criswell LA, Kimberly RP, Brown EE, Edberg J, Alarcón GS,Stevens AM, Jacob CO, Gilkeson GS, Kamen DL, Tsao BP, Anaya JM, Kim EM, Park SY, Sung YK,Guthridge JM, Merrill JT, Petri M, Ramsey-Goldman R, Vilá LM, Niewold TB, Martin J, Pons-Estel BA;Genoma en Lupus Network, Vyse TJ, Freedman BI, Moser KL, Gaffney PM, Williams AH, Comeau ME,Reveille JD, Kang C, James JA, Scofield RH, Langefeld CD, Kaufman KM, Harley JB, Bae SC. Evaluation of TRAF6 in a large multiancestral lupus cohort. Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Jun;64(6):1960-9.

Namjou B, Kothari PH, Kelly JA, Glenn SB, Ojwang JO, Adler A, Alarcón-Riquelme ME, Gallant CJ, Boackle SA, Criswell LA, Kimberly RP, Brown E, Edberg J, Stevens AM, Jacob CO, Tsao BP, Gilkeson GS, Kamen DL, Merrill JT, Petri M, Goldman RR, Vila LM, Anaya JM, Niewold TB, Martin J, Pons-Estel BA, Sabio JM,Callejas JL, Vyse TJ, Bae SC, Perrino FW, Freedman BI, Scofield RH, Moser KL, Gaffney PM, James JA,Langefeld CD, Kaufman KM, Harley JB, Atkinson JP. Evaluation of the TREX1 gene in a large multi-ancestral lupus cohort. Genes Immun. 2011 Jun;12(4):270-9.

Rasmussen A, Sevier S, Kelly JA, Glenn SB, Aberle T, Cooney CM, Grether A, James E, Ning J, Tesiram J,Morrisey J, Powe T, Drexel M, Daniel W, Namjou B, Ojwang JO, Nguyen KL, Cavett JW, Te JL, James JA,Scofield RH, Moser K, Gilkeson GS, Kamen DL, Carson CW, Quintero-del-Rio AI, del Carmen Ballesteros M, Punaro MG, Karp DR, Wallace DJ, Weisman M, Merrill JT, Rivera R, Petri MA, Albert DA, Espinoza LR,Utset TO, Shaver TS, Arthur E, Anaya JM, Bruner GR, Harley JB. The lupus family registry and repository. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2011 Jan;50(1):47-59.

Aggarwal R, Namjou B, Li S, D'Souza A, Tsao BP, Bruner B, James JA, Scofield RH. Male-only systemic lupus. J Rheumatol. 2010 Jul;37(7):1480-7.

Cooney CM, Bruner GR, Aberle T, Namjou-Khales B, Myers LK, Feo L, Li S, D’Souza A, Ramirez A, Harley JB, Scofield RH. 46,X,del(X)(q13) Turner's syndrome women with systemic lupus erythematosus in a pedigree multiplex for SLE. Genes Immun. 2009 Jul;10(5):478-81.

Namjou B, Sestak AL, Armstrong DL, Zidovetzki R, Kelly JA, Jacob N, Ciobanu V, Kaufman KM, Ojwang JO,Ziegler J, Quismorio FP Jr, Reiff A, Myones BL, Guthridge JM, Nath SK, Bruner GR, Mehrian-Shai R,Silverman E, Klein-Gitelman M, McCurdy D, Wagner-Weiner L, Nocton JJ, Putterman C, Bae SC, Kim YJ,Petri M, Reveille JD, Vyse TJ, Gilkeson GS, Kamen DL, Alarcón-Riquelme ME, Gaffney PM, Moser KL,Merrill JT, Scofield RH, James JA, Langefeld CD, Harley JB, Jacob CO. High-density genotyping of STAT4 reveals multiple haplotypic associations with systemic lupus erythematosus in different racial groups. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Apr;60(4):1085-95.

Namjou B, Scofield RH, Kelly JA, Goodmon E, Aberle T, Bruner GR, Harley JB. The effects of previous hysterectomy on lupus. Lupus. 2009 Oct;18(11):1000-5.