Kaitlin Quinn M.D. received her medical degree from New York Medical College.  She completed her internal medicine residency training and rheumatology fellowship training at Georgetown University Hospital.  She subsequently completed a two-year Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium - Vasculitis Foundation Fellowship within the NIAMS Vasculitis Translational Research Program where she focused on vasculitis from a clinical and research perspective.  Dr. Quinn is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. 

Research Statement

Dr. Quinn’s research interests include clinical research in many different types of vasculitis.  Primarily, her research has focused on imaging in large-vessel vasculitis, including giant cell arteritis and Takayasu’s arteritis.  She has also conducted studies in ANCA-associated vasculitis and has an interest in the development of outcome measures in vasculitis.  She is involved in the OMERACT Vasculitis Working Group.

Scientific Publications

Association of (18) F-Fluorodeoxyglucose-Positron Emission Tomography Activity With Angiographic Progression of Disease in Large Vessel Vasculitis.

Quinn KA, Ahlman MA, Alessi HD, LaValley MP, Neogi T, Marko J, Novakovich E, Grayson PC
Arthritis Rheumatol.
2023 Jan;
doi: 10.1002/art.42290
PMID: 35792044

Use of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography to monitor tocilizumab effect on vascular inflammation in giant cell arteritis.

Quinn KA, Dashora H, Novakovich E, Ahlman MA, Grayson PC
Rheumatology (Oxford).
2021 Sep 1;
doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keaa894
PMID: 33369678

Use and reporting of outcome measures in randomized trials for anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis: a systematic literature review.

Monti S, Quinn KA, Christensen R, Jayne D, Langford C, Lanier GE, Mahr A, Pagnoux C, Viðarsdóttir MB, Merkel PA, Tomasson G
Semin Arthritis Rheum.
2020 Dec;
doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2020.09.010
PMID: 33130459

Patterns of clinical presentation in Takayasu's arteritis.

Quinn KA, Gribbons KB, Carette S, Cuthbertson D, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, McAlear CA, Monach PA, Moreland LW, Pagnoux C, Seo P, Sreih AG, Warrington KJ, Ytterberg SR, Novakovich E, Merkel PA, Grayson PC
Semin Arthritis Rheum.
2020 Aug;
doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2020.04.012
PMID: 32460147

Outcome Measures in Large Vessel Vasculitis: Relationship Between Patient-, Physician-, Imaging-, and Laboratory-Based Assessments.

Rimland CA, Quinn KA, Rosenblum JS, Schwartz MN, Bates Gribbons K, Novakovich E, Sreih AG, Merkel PA, Ahlman MA, Grayson PC
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken).
2020 Sep;
doi: 10.1002/acr.24117
PMID: 31785185

Imaging acquisition technique influences interpretation of positron emission tomography vascular activity in large-vessel vasculitis.

Quinn KA, Rosenblum JS, Rimland CA, Gribbons KB, Ahlman MA, Grayson PC
Semin Arthritis Rheum.
2020 Feb;
doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2019.07.008
PMID: 31375256

Subglottic stenosis and endobronchial disease in granulomatosis with polyangiitis.

Quinn KA, Gelbard A, Sibley C, Sirajuddin A, Ferrada MA, Chen M, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, McAlear CA, Monach PA, Moreland LW, Pagnoux C, Seo P, Specks U, Sreih AG, Ytterberg SR, Merkel PA, Grayson PC
Rheumatology (Oxford).
2019 Dec 1;
doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kez217
PMID: 31199488

Effect of Treatment on Imaging, Clinical, and Serologic Assessments of Disease Activity in Large-vessel Vasculitis.

Banerjee S, Quinn KA, Gribbons KB, Rosenblum JS, Civelek AC, Novakovich E, Merkel PA, Ahlman MA, Grayson PC
J Rheumatol.
2020 Jan;
doi: 10.3899/jrheum.181222
PMID: 30877209

Comparison of magnetic resonance angiography and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in large-vessel vasculitis.

Quinn KA, Ahlman MA, Malayeri AA, Marko J, Civelek AC, Rosenblum JS, Bagheri AA, Merkel PA, Novakovich E, Grayson PC
Ann Rheum Dis.
2018 Aug;
doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213102
PMID: 29666047

Patterns of Arterial Disease in Takayasu Arteritis and Giant Cell Arteritis.

Gribbons KB, Ponte C, Carette S, Craven A, Cuthbertson D, Hoffman GS, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, Maksimowicz-McKinnon K, McAlear CA, Monach PA, Moreland LW, Pagnoux C, Quinn KA, Robson JC, Seo P, Sreih AG, Suppiah R, Warrington KJ, Ytterberg SR, Luqmani R, Watts R, Merkel PA, Grayson PC
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken).
2020 Nov;
doi: 10.1002/acr.24055
PMID: 31444857

The Role of Vascular Imaging to Advance Clinical Care and Research in Large-Vessel Vasculitis.

Quinn KA, Grayson PC
Curr Treatm Opt Rheumatol.
2019 Mar;
doi: 10.1007/s40674-019-00114-0
PMID: 31598465


Graduate Education: Duke University School of Medicine, Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research

Medical School: New York Medical College, Doctor of Medicine

Undergraduate: Boston College, Bachelor of Science



Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology (2016—2020)
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Fellowship, Adult Rheumatology (2016)
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

Resident, Internal Medicine (2014)
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

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