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Minna Kohler, M.D.

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Minna Kohler, M.D. RhMSUS is the founder and Director of the Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS) Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kohler is key faculty for the MGH rheumatology and the Spaulding PM&R residency programs (rotation director for rheumatology and ultrasound). She is also adjunct faculty to the MGH CURE (Center for Ultrasound Research Education) in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Kohler completed a clinical/research rheumatology fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. Prior training includes 3 years of general surgery residency, 2 years of the NIH-sponsored fellowship in Image-Guided Therapy in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and internal medicine residency at Lahey Clinic. Dr. Kohler received diagnostic/ interventional MSKUS training in the Yale MSKUS program for surgeons in the Department of Orthopaedics/Rehabilitation. She developed the MGH rheum ultrasound training curriculum and actively teaches MSKUS to MGH Rheumatology, IM, & Emergency Departments, Spaulding PM&R residents, and Harvard medical students. Dr. Kohler is a graduate of the USSONAR (Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists) program and serves as a faculty mentor for training ultrasound to rheumatologists nationally. She is the lead co-director for the Harvard MSKUS CME course and has been a pioneer in promoting ultrasound training through the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) (MSKUS Education and RhMSUS certification exam subcommittees). She has been an invited speaker and instructor for numerous courses nationally and internationally.

Dr. Kohler has educational/research interests in point-of-care ultrasound related to arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, vasculitis, and other rheumatic diseases. Other clinical and research interests include osteoarthritis, crystal arthritis (gout, pseudogout), psoriatic arthritis, seronegative spondyloarthropathies/AS, rheumatoid arthritis, and immunotherapy related or cancer-related inflammatory arthritis. Her book: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology Review is rated among one of the top rheumatology books per Book Authority.

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.