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Tawnie J. Braaten
( out of 110 reviews )

Tawnie J. Braaten, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

University of Utah Hospital

Rheumatology, Area E
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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    August 22, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Remarkable.

    August 19, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Braaten is an excellent rheumatologist. Attentive, kind, smart and is open to questions about medicine and treatment. She spends all the time needed and then some I enjoy coming to see her every 3 months.

    August 19, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Tawnie is my favorite Doctor.

    August 17, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Braaten in amazing! She is smart, caring and really listens.

    August 17, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    She's a really caring doctor!

    August 12, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Great doctor.

    August 12, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Already did. She is great!

    August 11, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I have seen Tawnie J Braaten every six months now. Every time I go to see her, she is all about helping me with any issue I have with Sjogrens and my AR.. she gave me solutions and advice that has been very helpful!!!! My first visit With her was incredible !!!!she knew about Sjogrens. She knew what could help me and she told me if there was anything I needed or I didnt understand to let her know, and this was at the end of my visit. I was so impressed because she told me that she was here to help me and thats exactly what she has done and I am grateful!!!!

    July 24, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Braaten is very thorough and takes the time to answer all my questions and concerns. She is very knowledgeable regarding my rare disorder, and providing me with excellent treatment.

  • 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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