Dr. Paras Karmacharya's clinical research interests include patient-centered, innovative research in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) to advance personalized medicine in PsA. He is studying clinical heterogeneity in PsA to better understand how treatment outcomes differ within the same disease. His long-term goals are to develop better treatment strategies for PsA to improve patient outcomes, and to understand the factors leading to the development of PsA.
His clinical interests include PsA, and axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). As a medical resident at the Reading Hospital, Dr. Karmacharya was recognized for his research by the American College of Rheumatology and received the Medical and Pediatric Resident Research Award. During his rheumatology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, he received the Philip S. Hench Award 2020 for Outstanding Achievement as a Subspecialty Fellow in Rheumatology. He has also received fellowship grants from Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN), Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA), and Assessment of spondyloarthritis international society (ASAS) to understand how chronic conditions influence the risk and outcomes in spondyloarthritis (PsA and axSpA). As a result of Master of Science training in Clinical and Translational Sciences, he is proficient in the use of large databases, designing and performing retrospective studies with primary data sources such as the Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP), and performing systematic reviews and meta-analyses on complex topics.