Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Medicine

Basnyat, Shristi

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Shristi Basnyat, MD

Shristi Basnyat, MD

Contact Dr. Basnyat

211 South 9th Street
Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-2820
(215) 923-5828 fax

Medical School

Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Deep Heights, Pokhara, Nepal - 2004


St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY


Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certification

ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine
USSONAR in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Research & Clinical Interests

  • Investigation of Association between Chondrocalcinosis and Meniscal Degeneration & Synovitis in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: Data from Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) .
  • Participation in several multi-centric drug studies at Cooper University Hospital eg. COMP-ACT (a randomized, double-blind trial assessing the impact of methotrexate discontinuation on the efficacy of subcutaneous Tocilizumab with methotrexate therapy), SABLE (5-Year Prospective Observational Registry to Assess Adverse Events of Interest and Effectiveness in Adults with Active, Autoantibody-Positive Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Treated with or without BENLYSTA™ (Belimumab))
  • Ongoing research: Comparison of immunoglobulin and pro-calcitonin levels in synovial fluid of patients presenting with acute knee effusion between septic arthritis and non-infectious arthritis.
  • Poster presentation Cooper Research week spring 2014 & at first annual Pennsylvania
  • Rheumatology society: “Expect the Unexpected: A Case of CNS Vasculitis Due to SLE”
  • On-going  QI project–GI prophylaxis (in high risk )and patient education in pts prescribed chronic NSAIDS at Cooper rheumatology clinics
  • “Refining adult TB isolation criteria”, under the supervision of Judith Berger, MD (Head of the department of infectious disease) at SBH, Bronx, NY -2010