Katina Tsagaris, DO, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Biography

Education

  • Rheumatology Fellowship, Emory University, 2015
  • Internal Medicine Chief Resident, Georgetown University Hospital, 2013
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Georgetown University Hospital, 2012
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2009
  • Masters in Public Health, Emory University, 2005
  • Bachelors of Arts, Emory University, 2000

Dr. Tsagaris, an Atlanta native, graduated from Chamblee High School with high honors for academics, leadership, and community service endeavors. She continued her education at Emory University for her bachelor’s degree as well as her master’s degree in public health, focusing on health care policy and management. She later attended medical school at the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In medical school, she was a member of the Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society, as she graduated in the top 10% of her class. She completed a three-year residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. and is board-certified in internal medicine. She was then selected to serve an additional year as chief resident in the internal medicine division at Georgetown University Hospital as well as the Washington, D.C. VA Hospital. While at Georgetown, she worked closely with Dr. Virginia Steen, a national scleroderma expert, as well as well Dr. Victoria Shanmugam, with whom she published papers in national journals on medical education and wound healing. She presented her research at the national American College of Rheumatology conference in Chicago and was also a winner in Georgetown’s research competition.

In 2013, Dr. Tsagaris returned home to Atlanta to complete her fellowship in rheumatology at the Emory University School of Medicine, where she trained at Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Grady Memorial Hospital, and the Atlanta VA Medical Center. During her fellowship, she represented the Department of Medicine in a university-wide teaching competition, was the state winner of the Georgia Society of Rheumatology Clinical Vignette competition, and wrote an abstract on lupus and reproductive health that was selected for presentation at a rheumatology national research conference. She accepted a position as an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology in 2015 and is excited to be able to serve patients in her hometown. She primarily sees patients at Emory University Hospital Midtown. She is particularly interested in reproductive health in autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and gout management as well as in medical education and teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.

Dr. Tsagaris remains very involved in her community. She is an active member of the Greek Orthodox Church in Atlanta. She is also a national Coca-Cola Scholar and remains involved with this group and other volunteer efforts in Atlanta.