Skip to main content
Karen E. James

Karen E. James, MD, MSCE

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services Building

801-213-3599
  • Dr. Karen James received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her Pediatrics residency at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester, and her Pediatric Rheumatology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    She is currently an Instructor in Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children’s Medical Center. As a pediatric rheumatologist, Dr. James’ clinical interests include vasculitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, autoinflammatory diseases and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. She also evaluates patients with musculoskeletal and joint pain. Her research focuses on diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of children diagnosed with vasculitis.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
    American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Peds Rheumatology)
  • Dr. Karen James received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her Pediatrics residency at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester, and her Pediatric Rheumatology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    She is currently an Instructor in Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children’s Medical Center. As a pediatric rheumatologist, Dr. James’ clinical interests include vasculitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, autoinflammatory diseases and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. She also evaluates patients with musculoskeletal and joint pain. Her research focuses on diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of children diagnosed with vasculitis.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Pediatrics -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
    American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Peds Rheumatology)

    Education history

    Graduate Training Clinical Epidemiology - University of Pennsylvania M.S.
    Rheumatology - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Fellow
    Residency Pediatrics - University of Rochester Medical Center, Golisano Children’s Hospital Resident
    Pediatrics - University of Rochester Medical Center, Golisano Children’s Hospital Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine - Tufts University School of Medicine M.D.
    Biology with concentration in Microbiology - Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Vielleux MJ, Swartwood S, Nguyen D, James KE, Barbeau B, Bonkowsky JL (2022). SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Increased Risk for Pediatric Stroke. Pediatr Neurol.
    2. Son MBF, Berbert L, Young C, Dallas J, Newhams M, Chen S, Ardoin SP, Overcoming COVID-19 Investigators, et al (2022). Post-discharge Glucocorticoid Use and Clinical Outcomes of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children. JAMA Netw Open, 5(11).
    3. Carter-Febres M, Lozano-Chinga M, Thomsen W, Treemarcki EB, James KE, Fluchel M (2022). Variation of Diagnostic Approaches and Treatment Practices for HLH/MAS Among Pediatric Subspecialists. . J Pediatr.
    4. Morishita KA, Wagner-Weiner L, Yen EY, Sivaraman V, James KE, Gerstbacher D, Szymanski AM, ONeil KM, Cabral DA, Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance CARRA Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis Workgroup (2022). Consensus Treatment Plans for Severe Pediatric Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 74(9), 1550-1558.
    5. Chen A, Mammen C, Guzman J, Al-Abadi E, Benseler SM, Berard RA, Gerstbacher D, Heshin-Bekenstein M, Kim S, Klein-Gitelman M, Chavan PP, James KE, Martin N, McErlane F, Myrup C, Noone DG, Raghuram J, Shenoi S, Sivaraman V, Tanner T, Yeung RSM, Cabral DA, Morishita KA, for ARChiVe Investigators within the PedVas Initiative (2022). Wide variation in glucocorticoid dosing in paediatric ANCA-associated vasculitis with renal disease: a paediatric vasculitis initiative study. Clin Exp Rheumatol, 40(4), 841-848.
    6. Gorelik M, Chung SA, Ardalan K, Binstadt BA, Friedman K, Hayward K, Imundo LF, Lapidus SK, Kim S, Son MB, Sule S, Tremoulet AH, Van Mater H, Yildirim-Toruner C, Langford CA, Maz M, Abril A, Guyatt G, Archer AM, Conn DL, Full KA, Grayson PC, Ibarra MF, Merkel PA, Rhee RL, Seo P, Stone JH, Sundel RP, Vitobaldi OI, Warner A, Byram K, Dua AB, Husainat N, James KE, Kalot M, Lin YC, Springer JM, Turgunbaev M, Villa-Forte A, Turner AS, Mustafa RA (2022). 2021 American College of Rheumatology/Vasculitis Foundation Guideline for the Management of Kawasaki Disease. Arthritis Rheumatol, 74(4), 586-596.
    7. James KE, Kalot MA, Husainat NM, Dua AB, Byram K, Springer JM, Lin YC, Turgunbaev M, Villa-Forte A, Gorelik M, Abril A, Langford C, Maz M, Chung SA, Mustafa RA (2021). Kawasaki Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Benefits and Harms of Common Treatments. ACR Open Rheumatol, 3(10), 671-683.
    8. Chung SA, Langford CA, Maz M, Abril A, Gorelik M, Guyatt G, Archer AM, Conn DL, Full KA, Grayson PC, Ibarra MF, Imundo LF, Kim S, Merkel PA, Rhee RL, Seo P, Stone JH, Sule S, Sundel RP, Vitobaldi OI, Warner A, Byram K, Dua AB, Husainat N, James KE, Kalot MA, Lin YC, Springer JM, Turgunbaev M, Villa-Forte A, Turner AS, Mustafa RA (2021). 2021 American College of Rheumatology/Vasculitis Foundation Guideline for the Management of Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 73(8), 1088-1105.
    9. Chung SA, Gorelik M, Langford CA, Maz M, Abril A, Guyatt G, Archer AM, Conn DL, Full KA, Grayson PC, Ibarra MF, Imundo LF, Kim S, Merkel PA, Rhee RL, Seo P, Stone JH, Sule S, Sundel RP, Vitobaldi OI, Warner A, Byram K, Dua AB, Husainat N, James KE, Kalot M, Lin YC, Springer JM, Turgunbaev M, Villa-Forte A, Turner AS, Mustafa RA (2021). 2021 American College of Rheumatology/Vasculitis Foundation Guideline for the Management of Polyarteritis Nodosa. Arthritis Rheumatol, 73(8), 1384-1393.
    10. Maz M, Chung SA, Abril A, Langford CA, Gorelik M, Guyatt G, Archer AM, Conn DL, Full KA, Grayson PC, Ibarra MF, Imundo LF, Kim S, Merkel PA, Rhee RL, Seo P, Stone JH, Sule S, Sundel RP, Vitobaldi OI, Warner A, Byram K, Dua AB, Husainat N, James KE, Kalot MA, Lin YC, Springer JM, Turgunbaev M, Villa-Forte A, Turner AS, Mustafa RA (2021). 2021 American College of Rheumatology/Vasculitis Foundation Guideline for the Management of Giant Cell Arteritis and Takayasu Arteritis. Arthritis Rheumatol, 73(8), 1349-1365.
    11. Dua AB, Husainat NM, Kalot MA, Byram K, Springer JM, James KE, Chang Lin Y, Turgunbaev M, Villa-Forte A, Abril A, Langford C, Maz M, Chung SA, Mustafa RA (2021). Giant Cell Arteritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Test Accuracy and Benefits and Harms of Common Treatments. ACR Open Rheumatol, 3(7), 429-441.
    12. Springer JM, Kalot MA, Husainat NM, Byram KW, Dua AB, James KE, Chang Lin Y, Turgunbaev M, Villa-Forte A, Abril A, Langford C, Maz M, Chung SA, Mustafa RA (2021). Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis and Microscopic Polyangiitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Benefits and Harms of Common Treatments. ACR Open Rheumatol, 3(3), 196-205.
    13. Lin YC, Kalot MA, Husainat NM, Byram K, Dua AB, James KE, Springer JM, Turgunbaev M, Villa-Forte A, Abril A, Langford C, Maz M, Chung SA, Mustafa RA (2021). Polyarteritis Nodosa: A Systematic Review of Test Accuracy and Benefits and Harms of Common Treatments. ACR Open Rheumatol, 3(2), 91-100.
    14. Dua AB, Kalot MA, Husainat NM, Byram K, Springer JM, James KE, Chang Lin Y, Turgunbaev M, Villa-Forte A, Abril A, Langford C, Maz M, Chung SA, Mustafa RA (2021). Takayasu Arteritis: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Test Accuracy and Benefits and Harms of Common Treatments. ACR Open Rheumatol, 3(2), 80-90.
    15. Springer JM, Kalot MA, Husainat NM, Byram KW, Dua AB, James KE, Chang Lin Y, Turgunbaev M, Villa-Forte A, Abril A, Langford CA, Maz M, Chung SA, Mustafa RA (2021). Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Test Accuracy and Benefits and Harms of Common Treatments. ACR Open Rheumatol, 3(2), 101-110.
    16. Peterson RG, Xiao R, James KE, Katcoff H, Fisher BT, Weiss PF (2020). Variation in Treatment of Children Hospitalized With New-Onset Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in the US. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 73, 1714-1721.

    Case Report

    1. Barfuss SB, Truong DT, James KE, Inman CJ, Husain SA, Williams RV, Minich LL, Mart CR (2022). Left ventricular thrombus in the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children associated with COVID-19. Ann Pediatr Cardiol, 15(1), 90-93.
  • News & Podcasts