Dr. Petros Vassilios Efthimiou MD Rheumatologist

Dr. Petros Efthimiou is a rheumatologist in Brooklyn, New York. He received his medical degree from University of Ioannina Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for 18 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Greek.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Rheumatologist: Lupus & Related, Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis & Related, Spondyloarthropathy

Clinical Interests: Rheumatoid arthritis, Adult-Onset Still's Disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Myositis, Psoriatic Arthritis

Other Languages Spoken

  • Greek

Education & Medical Training

Brown University
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1999–2001

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Campus
Fellowship, Rheumatology, 2001–2004

Hospital For Special Surg
Fellowship, Rheumatology, 2001–2004

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Internship, Internal Medicine, 1998–1999

University of Ioannina Faculty of Medicine
Class of 1996

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 13 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 11 years in Rheumatology

NY State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACR), American College of Rheumatology

Top Doctor, New York Magazine
2014

New York Metro Super Doctor, NY Times Magazine
2014

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com
2014

US Top Doctor, US News & World Report
2012

US Top Doctor, US News & World Report
2013

US Top Doctor, US News & World Report
2014

Patients' Choice Award, www.patientschoice.org
2011

Patients' Choice Award, www.patientschoice.org
2012

Patients' Choice Award, www.patientschoice.org
2013

Patients' Choice Award, www.patientschoice.org
2014

Top Doctor, New York Metro, Castle Connolly Medical
2011

Top Doctor, New York Metro, Castle Connolly Medical
2012

Top Doctor, New York Metro, Castle Connolly Medical
2013

Top Doctor, New York Metro, Castle Connolly Medical
2014

Whos Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Marquis Whos Who
2010

Visiting Professor, University of Hawai Medical School
2007

International Scholarship, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
1996

Publications & Presentations

Role of biological agents in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.
Efthimiou, P., Markenson, J. A.

“Somatostatin Involvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis”
Blake AD, West FM, Ghafoor S, and Efthimiou P

“Occupational and Environmental Exposures in Lupus and Systemic Sclerosis: A preventable Risk Factor?”
Petryna O, Yavari N, Efthimiou P

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