A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Ioannina Medical School in Greece, Dr. Efthimiou relocated to the United States to serve as a Research Scholar at Northwestern University College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Brown University’s Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, while his Rheumatology Fellowship took place at the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian/Cornell Campus.
Dr. Efthimiou has expertise in the treatment of autoimmune disorders including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, myositis, SLE-lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, Vasculitis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Scleroderma, Osteoporosis, Auto-inflammatory Syndromes and Adult Still’s Disease. Dr. Efthimiou has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and has served as Clinical Investigator in multiple, international, randomized controlled trials. He has served as an ad hoc reviewer, editorial board member and Lead Editor in peer-reviewed rheumatology journals and is a frequently invited speaker in CME conferences, grand rounds, and international conferences.
A 2011-17 “Castle Connolly” and “US News & World Report”, Top Doctor in Rheumatology, he was the recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award in 2012-17 and named a 2014-17 “Super Doctor” by the New York Times and 2014-17 “Best Doctor” by New York Magazine.
Dr Efthimiou is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and accepts most insurances. Phone: 929-455-2500