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Minna Kohler, M.D. is the Director of the Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS) Program at MGH. Dr. Kohler completed a clinical/research rheumatology fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. Prior to this training, Dr. Kohler completed 3 years of general surgery residency, and a 2 year NIH-sponsored fellowship in Image-Guided Therapy in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Kohler received diagnostic/ interventional MSKUS training in the Yale MSKUS program for surgeons in the Department of Orthopaedics/Rehabilitation. She founded the first rheumatology musculoskeletal ultrasound clinic at MGH in 2011 and actively teaches MSKUS to MGH Rheumatology, Orthopedics, IM, & Emergency Departments, Spaulding PM&R residents, and Harvard medical students. She developed the MGH rheumatology ultrasound training curriculum. She serves as key faculty for the Spaulding PM&R residency program (rotation director for rheumatology and ultrasound). Dr. Kohler is a graduate of the USSONAR (Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists) program and serves as a faculty mentor for training ultrasound to rheumatologists nationally. She has been actively involved in promoting ultrasound training through the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) (MSKUS Education and RhMSUS certification exam subcommittees), has been an invited speaker and faculty instructor for courses at the ACR, AIUM, as well as other regional and international courses. Dr. Kohler has educational/research interests in point-of-care ultrasound related to arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, vasculitis, and other musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases. She recently published the book: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology Review
Clinical research studies:1. Impact of a Dedicated Academic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinic on Patient Care and Healthcare Costs (PI: Minna Kohler, MD)2. Chemokine and cytokine expression by leukocytes in inflammatory arthritis (PI: Andrew Luster, MD)- We are looking for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or gout with a joint effusion.
Development of a Collaborative Orthopedic and Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Program
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training Among Rheumatology Fellowship Programs in the United States
Variable Imaging Characteristics Identified by Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
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View my most recent publications at PubMed
Pilot Point-of-Care Ultrasound Curriculum at Harvard Medical School: Early Experience
Resident-Perceived Benefit of Diagnostic & Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Curriculum
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