University of Buenos Aires
Internal Medicine
Providence Hospital
The George Washington University Hospital
Clinical / Research Interests
Inflammatory Myopathies Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Rodolfo Curiel, MD, FACP, FACR is the Director of the Division of Rheumatology and Associate Professor of Medicine at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

A native of Buenos Aires, Dr. Curiel graduated with a degree in Medicine from the University of Buenos Aires. After moving to Washington, DC, Dr. Curiel worked for three years at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD as a visiting scientist conducting research related to cardiomyopathies and aortic valve disorders. Dr. Curiel pursued further residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine at Providence Hospital and Rheumatology at the George Washington University. He has an active clinical practice caring for patients with autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Curiel is also the Director of The GW Myositis Center. The Center was created with the help of a generous grant from Cure JM, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for juvenile-onset myositis. The center provides clinical consultation to patients with established or suspected inflammatory muscle diseases. The center has several ongoing research studies including Identifying Genetic Risk and protective Factors for Myositis, Outcome Studies in Juvenile and Adult Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis, Environmental Exposures and Disease Flare in Adult and Juvenile Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis and clinical trials which focus on the response of myositis patients to different therapeutic agents.

Dr. Curiel's scientific contributions have been published in peer review journals, such as Lancet, Journal of The American College of Cardiology, Circulation, American Journal of Cardiology, Arthritis and Rheumatism, Journal of Clinical rheumatology, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. Dr. Curiel has presented his work at various local, national, and international conferences including the American College of Rheumatology Annual meeting and The Global Conference on Myositis (GCOM).

Dr. Curiel is a member of several professional societies, including The American College of Physicians and The American College of Rheumatology. He is certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He is also a member of the DC Rheumatism Society since 1999, Vice-President from 2008-2009, and President from 2009-2010. He has also been awarded as one of the Washingtonian magazine's Top Doctors consistently since 2008.