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Gordon A. Starkebaum, M.D.


Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology

1959 NE Pacific Street
Box 356428
Seattle, WA 98195-6428


Phone: 206-543-3414
Fax: 206-685-9397

Email: gas1@uw.edu




  • M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 1970
  • Rotating Internship, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1970-71
  • Residency in Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1973-75
  • Fellowship in Rheumatology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1975-77




Starkebaum G. Rheumatoid arthritis and lymphoma: risky business for B cells. J Rheumatol 2007; 34:243-6.

Starkebaum G, Sasso EH. Hepatitis C and B Cells: Induction of autoimmunity and lymphoproliferation may reflect chronic stimulation through cell-surface receptors. [editorial] J Rheumatol 31:416-18, 2004.

Hsu FC, Starkebaum G, Boyko EJ, Dominitz JA. Prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis and hepatitis C in those age 60 and older in a US population based study. J Rheumatol 30:455–8, 2003.

Starkebaum G. Rheumatoid arthritis, methotrexate, and lymphoma: risk substitution, or cat and mouse with Epstein-Barr virus? [editorial] J Rheumatol 28:2573-5, 2001.

Dawson TM, Starkebaum G, Wood BL, Willkens RF, Gown AM. Epstein-Barr virus, methotrexate and lymphoma in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and primary Sjögren’s Syndrome – a case series. J Rheumatol 28:47-53, 2001.

Lovy MR, Starkebaum G. Rheumatic disorders associated with hepatitis C. Baillieres Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2000 Sep;14(3):535-57. Review.

Starkebaum G. Leukemia of large granular lymphocytes and rheumatoid arthritis. Am J Med. 2000 Jun 15;108(9):744-5.

Starkebaum G, Loughran TP Jr, Gaur LK, Davis P, Nepom BS. Immunogenetic similarities between patients with Felty's syndrome and those with clonal expansions of large granular lymphocytes in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum 40:624-626, 1997.

Davey MP, Starkebaum G, Loughran TP Jr: CD3+ leukemic large granular lymphocytes utilize diverse T-cell receptor Vb genes. Blood 85:146-150, 1995.

Loughran TP Jr, Kidd PG, Starkebaum G. Sustained improvement of large granular lymphocyte leukemia treated with low-dose methotrexate. Blood 84:2164-2170, 1994.

Loughran TP, Starkebaum G, Kidd P, Nieman P: Clonal proliferation of large granular lymphocytes in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum 31:31-36, 1988.

Loughran TP Jr, Starkebaum: Large granular lymphocyte leukemia: report of 38 cases and review of the literature. Medicine 66:397-405, 1987.

Starkebaum G, Harlan JM: Endothelial cell injury due to copper-catalyzed hydrogen peroxide generation from homocysteine. J Clin Invest 77:1370-1376, 1986.

Loughran TP, Kadin ME, Starkebaum G, Abkowitz JL, Clark EA, Disteche C, Lum G, Slichter SJ: Leukemia of large granular lymphocytes: association with clonal chromosomal abnormalities and autoimmune neutropenia, thrombocytopenia and hemolytic anemia. Ann Intern Med 102:169-175, 1985.

Starkebaum G, Price TH, Lee MY, Arend WP: Autoimmune neutropenia in systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum 21:504-512, 1978.



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