Education & Training

Medical School

Chengalpattu Medical College


Internal Medicine

  • SUNY Upstate University Hospital


Internal Medicine

  • Marshfield Clinic-Marshfield Center



  • Washington University School of Medicine


American Board of Internal Medicine/Rheumatology


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Academic Information

Associate Professor
Fellowship Program Director


1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-882-8095
F. 573-882-1380

Research Interests

  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Osteoporosis

Areas of Expertise

  • Gout
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Scleroderma
  • Osteoporosis

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2011
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • American College of Physicians
  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry
  • Association of Specialty Professors


  • Joshi A, Hong J, Siva C. Recurrent Thrombosis in Patients with Antiphospholipid Syndrome Receiving Newer Oral Anticoagulants: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Clin Med Res. 2017 Jun; 15(1-2):41-44
  • Ivory DM, Siva C, Velázquez C, Abdinoor AA. Screening for male osteoporosis at an academic medical center: retrospective analysis of DXA usage patterns over 5 years. Am J Men’s Health. 2012 Jan; vol. 6(1) pp. 67-70
  • Siva C, Larson EC, Barnett M. Rational use of blood tests in the evaluation of rheumatic diseases. Missouri Medicine. 2012 Jan-Feb; vol. 109(1) pp. 59-63.
  • Dhillon A, Velazquez C, Siva C. Rheumatologic diseases and posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: two case reports and review of the literature. Int., 2012 vol. 32(12) pp. 3707-13.
  • Shigaki, CL; Smarr, KL; Siva C; Ge, B; Musser, D; Johnson, R. RAHelp: an online intervention for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res, 2013 vol. 65(10) pp. 1573-81.
  • Kohli R, Siva C. Atypical femoral fractures can happen even with short duration of bisphosphonate treatment. Connecticut Medicine. 2015 Aug; 79(7):419-22.