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Allen P. Anandarajah, M.B.B.S.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 486-0901

Office: (585) 275-5157

Fax: (585) 340-5399

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology


Dr. Anandarajah is an adult rheumatologist who directs the Early Arthritis Clinic. His area of interest is in early rheumatoid arthritis with particular emphasis on outcome measures and comorbidities. He is also interested in osteoporosis and erosive osteoarthritis of the hand.


Dr. Anandarajah has several clinical research interests. He is focusing on the role of imaging studies in the evaluation of inflammatory arthritis. He is also interested in early rheumatoid arthritis with particular emphasis on outcome measures and comorbidities as well as osteoporosis and erosive osteoarthritis of the hand.



MBBS | University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus (Nigeria)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/2001 - 08/31/2003
Fellowship in Rheumatology at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/1999 - 08/31/2001
Residency in Internal Medicine at Kindred Hospital of Delaware County

09/01/1998 - 08/31/1999
Internship in Internal Medicine at Kindred Hospital of Delaware County

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2004 - 2005
Listed in Guide to America's Top Physicians

2002 - 2003
Rheumatology Fellowship Grant
Sponsor: Amgen
Location: Rochester, NY

2000 - 2000
Best Resident of the Year
Sponsor: Mercy Catholic Medical Center
Location: Darby, PA

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Journal Articles

Wanty NI, Cooper DL, Simkus A, Twombly EC, McCalla S, Holtz SKD, Langford AT, Cozart T, Gorlitsky B, Moore C, Culton D, Richardson CT, Wardrop RM, Newcomb J, Aranow C, Lim S, Anandarajah A, Sheikh SZ. "A Provider-based Approach to Address Racial Disparities in Lupus Clinical Trial Participation." Arthritis care & research.. 2022 Nov 7; Epub 2022 Nov 07.

Garcia-Hernandez ML, Rangel-Moreno J, Garcia-Castaneda M, Kenney HM, Paine A, Thullen M, Anandarajah AP, Schwarz EM, Dirksen RT, Ritchlin CT. "Dendritic cell-specific transmembrane protein is required for synovitis and bone resorption in inflammatory arthritis." Frontiers in immunology.. 2022 13:1026574. Epub 2022 Nov 07.

Anandarajah A, Thirukumaran C, McCarthy K, McMahon S, Feng C, Ritchlin C. "Identification and Characterization of a High-Need, High-Cost group among Hospitalized SLE patients." Arthritis care & research.. 2020 Nov 17; Epub 2020 Nov 17.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Pathogenesis of Osteoarthritis:
Book Title: Arthritis; Pathophysiology, prevention and therapeutics.
Author List: Anandarajah AP
Published By: CRC press 2011

Book Title: Molecular Mechanisms of Spondyloarthropathies
Author List: Allen P Anandarajah and Edward Schwarz
Edited By: Carlos Lopez-Larrea
Published By: Landes Company 2008

Book Title: A Guide to Healthy Pregnancy and Safe Delivery
Author List: Allen P. Anandarajah
Published By: Almond Publications 1993 in Nigeria