Eugene Y. Kissin, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Rheumatology (Arthritis) Section

MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham



I serve as the program director for the rheumatology fellowship program and have a shared focus in medical education and in musculoskeletal ultrasound development. I helped found and lead the training program for USSONAR, the preeminent group for musculoskeletal ultrasound education in North America. I was selected to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Core Expert Panel for appropriateness criteria for musculoskeletal ultrasound use in rheumatology as well as the ACR musculoskeletal ultrasound task force and RhMSUS Development Project for musculoskeletal ultrasound certification. In addition, I am responsible for education of the medical students and residents at Boston University Medical Center. I am currently leading research projects on musculoskeletal examination learning, ultrasound use for diagnostic procedures, and ultrasound use for diagnosis of salivary gland disease.

2011-2016 U.S. News Top Doctors list


A Competency Based Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Curriculum
07/01/2010 - 06/30/2013 (PI)
American College of Rheumatology Researc

A Phase 3B, Open-Label, Multicenter, Exploratory Study to Assess Changes in Joint Inflammation Using Ultrasonography in subjects with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated for 12 Weeks with Certolizumab P
12/01/2010 - 12/01/2011 (PI)
UCB, Inc.




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  1. Torralba KD, Cannella AC, Kissin EY, Bolster MB, Salto LM, Higgs J, Samuels J, Nishio MJ, Kaeley GS, Evangelisto A, De Marco P, Kohler MJ. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Instruction in Adult Rheumatology Fellowship Programs. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Aug 04. PMID: 28777891.
  2. Kissin EY, Pillinger MH. Editorial: The Sound and the Fury: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Gout. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 Feb; 69(2):249-252. PMID: 27748075; DOI: 10.1002/art.39958;.
  3. Ward IM, Kissin E, Kaeley G, Scott JN, Newkirk M, Hildebrand BA, Lospinoso J, Kohler MJ, Higgs JB. Ultrasound Features of the Posterior Tibialis Tendon and Peroneus Brevis Tendon Entheses: A Comparison Study between Healthy Adults and Inflammatory Arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Dec 20. PMID: 27998042; DOI: 10.1002/acr.23180;.
  4. Terslev L, Gutierrez M, Schmidt WA, Keen HI, Filippucci E, Kane D, Thiele R, Kaeley G, Balint P, Mandl P, Delle Sedie A, Hammer HB, Christensen R, Möller I, Pineda C, Kissin E, Bruyn GA, Iagnocco A, Naredo E, D''Agostino MA. Ultrasound as an Outcome Measure in Gout. A Validation Process by the OMERACT Ultrasound Working Group. J Rheumatol. 2015 Nov; 42(11):2177-81. PMID: 26329333; DOI: 10.3899/jrheum.141294;.
  5. Smith J, Maida E, Murthy NS, Kissin EY, Jacobson JA. Sonographically guided posterior subtalar joint injections via the sinus tarsi approach. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Jan; 34(1):83-93. PMID: 25542943; DOI: 10.7863/ultra.34.1.83;.
  6. Miloslavsky EM, Specks U, Merkel PA, Seo P, Spiera R, Langford CA, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CG, St Clair EW, Tchao NK, Viviano L, Ding L, Iklé D, Villarreal M, Jepson B, Brunetta P, Allen NB, Fervenza FC, Geetha D, Keogh K, Kissin EY, Monach PA, Peikert T, Stegeman C, Ytterberg SR, Stone JH. Rituximab for the treatment of relapses in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Nov; 66(11):3151-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25047592; PMCID: PMC4229846; DOI: 10.1002/art.38788;.
  7. Evangelisto AM, Nishio MJ, Higgs JB, Kissin EY, Kaeley GS. Musculoskeletal ultrasound and anatomy: comment on the article by Navarro-Zarza et al. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Sep; 66(9):1432-3. PMID: 24729557; DOI: 10.1002/acr.22344;.
  8. Kissin EY. The "dirty little secret" exposed in the 2013 EULAR recommendations for rheumatoid arthritis therapy. Clin Ther. 2014 Jul 1; 36(7):1114-6. PMID: 24996488; DOI: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2014.06.012;.
  9. Cannella AC, Kissin EY, Torralba KD, Higgs JB, Kaeley GS. Evolution of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the United States: implementation and practice in rheumatology. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Jan; 66(1):7-13. PMID: 24115730; DOI: 10.1002/acr.22183;.
  10. Kissin EY, Grayson PC, Cannella AC, Demarco PJ, Evangelisto A, Goyal J, Al Haj R, Higgs J, Malone DG, Nishio MJ, Tabechian D, Kaeley GS. Musculoskeletal ultrasound objective structured clinical examination: an assessment of the test. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Jan; 66(1):2-6. PMID: 23925978; DOI: 10.1002/acr.22105;.
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Gout
Spondyloarthritis
systemic sclerosis
ultrasonography
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