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Tawnie J. Braaten
( out of 110 reviews )

Tawnie J. Braaten, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Sugar House Health Center

Salt Lake City
801-581-2000

University of Utah Hospital

Rheumatology, Area E
Salt Lake City
801-581-7724
  • Tawnie J. Braaten, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. She is a general clinical rheumatologist who sees patients with all forms of rheumatic disease. She has a special interest in patients who developed immune related adverse events secondary to immunotherapy treatment for cancer.

    She received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Concordia College in Moorehead, MN and her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. She completed her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT. During her fellowship she gained a special interest in immune related adverse events secondary to immunotherapy. This led her to do a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD to develop her knowledge and skill set in caring for those with rheumatic immune related adverse events. Throughout this post-doctoral fellowship she actively cared for patients with rheumatologic immune related adverse events and worked on expanding their established cohort to better understand these novel conditions. During this time Dr. Braaten worked with the experts of this field at one of the main institutions actively pursuing treatment of these difficult cases. She plans to continue to care for these individuals in her current practice here at the University of Utah and develop a cohort to continue to study these disease processes.

    Dr. Braaten joined the University of Utah School of Medicine in 2019.

    Specialties

    Board Certification

    American Board of Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)

    Patient Rating

    5.0 /5
    ( out of 110 reviews )

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    Patient Comments

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    April 21, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Thoughtful and thorough in explanations. Caring and kind with eye contact and making me feel that my condition can be taken care of.

    April 15, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Best Doctor Ever. ?????

    March 31, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Please to work with.

    March 25, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I have never felt so confident in a physician¿s care. I know she will take the time to address my worries.

    March 24, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Braaten was caring, attentive, and thorough.

    March 18, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Braaten really cares for me and will do anything to help me feel better

    March 16, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Braaten is amazing. She always takes the time to listen to me an always addresses my concerns

    March 10, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    The best physician I have ever met.

    March 06, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Working with Tawnie is a wonderful experience. She is warm, personable and extremely patient. She explains things in a way that is easily understood. Love her positive attitude as well.

  • Tawnie J. Braaten, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. She is a general clinical rheumatologist who sees patients with all forms of rheumatic disease. She has a special interest in patients who developed immune related adverse events secondary to immunotherapy treatment for cancer.

    She received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Concordia College in Moorehead, MN and her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. She completed her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT. During her fellowship she gained a special interest in immune related adverse events secondary to immunotherapy. This led her to do a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD to develop her knowledge and skill set in caring for those with rheumatic immune related adverse events. Throughout this post-doctoral fellowship she actively cared for patients with rheumatologic immune related adverse events and worked on expanding their established cohort to better understand these novel conditions. During this time Dr. Braaten worked with the experts of this field at one of the main institutions actively pursuing treatment of these difficult cases. She plans to continue to care for these individuals in her current practice here at the University of Utah and develop a cohort to continue to study these disease processes.

    Dr. Braaten joined the University of Utah School of Medicine in 2019.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Internal Medicine -Primary
    Academic Divisions Rheumatology
    Board Certification
    American Board of Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)

    Education history

    Postdoctoral Fellowship Rheumatology - Johns Hopkins University Postdoctoral Fellow
    Rheumatology - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    Residency Internal Medicine - University of Utah School of Medicine Resident
    Medicine - University of Washington School of Medicine M.D.
    Undergraduate Chemistry - Concordia College B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Braaten TJ, Brahmer JR, Forde PM, Le D, Lipson EJ, Naidoo J, Schollenberger M, Zheng L, Bingham CO, Shah AA, Cappelli LC (2019). Immune checkpoint inhibitor-induced inflammatory arthritis persists after immunotherapy cessation. Ann Rheum Dis, 79(3), 332-338. (Read full article)
    2. Braaten TJ, Zhang, C, Presson, AP, Breviu, B, Clegg, D, Walsh, JA (2019).  Gender Differences in Psoriatic Arthritis With Fatigue, Pain, Function, and Work Disability. J Psoriasis Psoriatic Arthritis, 4(4), 192-197.
    3. Saxena R, Georgopoulos NA, Braaten TJ, Bjonnes AC, Koika V, Panidis D, Welt CK (2015). Han Chinese polycystic ovary syndrome risk variants in women of European ancestry: relationship to FSH levels and glucose tolerance. Hum Reprod, 30(6), 1454-9. (Read full article)

    Case Report

    1. Calabrese C, Cappelli LC, Kostine M, Kirchner E, Braaten T, Calabrese L (2019). Polymyalgia rheumatica-like syndrome from checkpoint inhibitor therapy: case series and systematic review of the literature. RMD Open, 5(1), e000906. (Read full article)

    Letter

    1. Cappelli LC, Bingham CO, Braaten T, Shah AA (2020). Response to: Correspondence on "Immune checkpoint inhibitor-induced inflammatory arthritis persists after immunotherapy cessation" by Braaten et al. [Letter to the editor]. Ann Rheum Dis, 81(1), e14. (Read full article)
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