Avis Ware

Avis E. Ware , MD

Professor of Clinical

Division Chief; Alice W. and Mark A. Brown Endowed Chair

Health Professions Building
3255 Eden Avenue
Suite 350
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0563
Phone (513) 558-4701
Fax (513) 558-3799
Email avis.ware@uc.edu

Professional Summary

Fellowship Program Director, Subspecialty of Rheumatology. Clinical offices at Christ Hospital and West Chester.

Member, American College of Rheumatology, Fellow Member, American College of Physicians, Member, Governor's Advisory Council, Ohio chapter of the American College of Physicians


Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati 1992

Bachelor's Degree: Northwestern University 1985 (Music)

Residency: Christ Hospital 1995

Fellowship: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 1997 (Rheumatology)


American Board of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology) (Certification Date: 11-19-1997 ) - (Recertification Date: to 01-03-2018 )

Clinical Interests


Ankylosing Spondylitis

Autoimmune Vasculitis

Behcet Syndrome (Neuro-Bechet)

Central Nervous System Lupus Vasculitis

Collagen Disease

CREST Syndrome


Cutaneous, Leukocytoclastic, Vasculitis


Hip Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lupus (Systemic lupus erythematosus)

Lupus Erythematosus Panniculitis

Lupus Nephritis

Microscopic Polyangiitis

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)

Osteochondritis Dissecans

Overlap Connective Tissue Disease

Paget Disease

Polymyalgia Rheumatica




Psoriatic Arthritis

Raynaud Phenomenon in Scleroderma

Raynaud's Disease

Reactive Arthritis (Reiter's Syndrome)

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Vasculitis

Still's Disease

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Systemic Vasculitis

Takayasu Arteritis

Temporal Arteritis (Giant cell arteritis)

Vasculitis (Angiitis)

Weill-Marchesani Syndrome


Internal Medicine


Research and Practice Interests

General rheumatology, integrative medicine.

Positions and Work Experience

12-2007 - Program Director, Rheumatology,, Director of Rheumatology Fellowship Program, Division of Immunology,, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,, Cincinnati, Ohio

2002 - Assistant Professor of Medicine,, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,, Ohio

1997 - Rheumatologist, Cincinnati Arthritis Associates,, Clinical practice of Rheumatology,, Cincinnati, Ohio

Research Support

2001 Amgen, Inc. A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Combination Treatment with Anakinra (IL-1ra) and PEGylated Recombinant Methionyl Human Soluble Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Type I (PEG s TNR-RI) in Subjects with Rheumatoid Arthritis Receiving Methotrexate Role:Co-I

2000 Bristol-Myers Squibb A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Clinical Efficacy of Intravenous Infusions of BMS-188667 (2mg/kg) Given Monthly in Combination with Subcutaneous Injections of Etanercept (25mg) Given Twice Weekly to Subjects with Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Role:Co-I

2000 Centecor, Inc. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Trial of Anti-TNF alpha Chimeric Monclonal Antibody (infliximab) in combination with Methotrexate Compared with Methotrexate alone for the Treatment of Patients with Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Role:Co-I

2000 IDEC Pharmaceutical Corp A Double blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Clenoliximab (IDEC-151) When Administered in Combination with Methotrexate in Patients with Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Role:Co-I


Peer Reviewed Publications

Koneru,S.; Shishov,M.; Ware,A.; Farhey,Y.; Mongey,A.-B.; Graham,T.B.; Passo,M.H.; Houk,J.L.; Higgins,G.C.; Brunner,H.I. (2007. ) Effectively measuring adherence to medications for systemic lupus erythematosus in a clinical setting .Arthritis Care and Research, , 57 (6 ) ,1000 -1006

Brunner,H.I.; Bishnoi,A.; Barron,A.C.; Houk,L.J.; Ware,A.; Farhey,Y.; Mongey,A.B.; Strife,C.F.; Graham,T.B.; Passo,M.H. (2006. ) Disease outcomes and ovarian function of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus .Lupus, , 15 (4 ) ,198 -206

Ware,A.E.; Mongey,A.-B. (1997. ) Lupus and cerebrovascular accidents .Lupus, , 6 (5 ) ,420 -424

Arnold, Lesley M; Hudson, James I; Hess, Evelyn V; Ware, Avis E; Fritz, Deborah A; Auchenbach, Megan B; Starck, Linsey O; Keck, Paul E (2004. ) Family study of fibromyalgia.Arthritis and rheumatism, , 50 (3 ) ,944-52 More Information

Ware, A E; Sheikh, J S; Hess, E V (1997. ) Neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus. A review of presentation, manifestations, and morbidity in twenty-nine patients. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, , 823 ,116-9

Bates, Katherine E; Madsen, Nicolas L; Khadr, Lara; Gao, Zhiqian; Crawford, Kari; Gaies, Michael; Graupe, Margaret; Hanke, Samuel P; Hlavacek, Anthony M; Morell, Evonne; Pasquali, Sara K; Russell, Jennifer L; Schachtner, Susan K; Tanel, Ronn E; Ware, Adam L; Kipps, Alaina K (2019. ) Center Variation in Chest Tube Duration and Length of Stay After Congenital Heart Surgery.The Annals of thoracic surgery, , More Information

Siddiqi, Nabeela; Gulati, Gaurav; Ware, Avis E (2018. ) Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Autoimmune Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants Following Administration of Influenza Vaccine.Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases, , 24 (7 ) ,410-412 More Information

Gulati, Gaurav; Ware, Avis (2015. ) Segmental arterial mediolysis: a rare non-inflammatory cause of mesenteric bleeding.BMJ case reports, , 2015 , More Information

Gulati, Gaurav; Siv, Jenny; Ware, Avis E (2015. ) Bullous skin lesions in an adult male: a diagnostic dilemma.The American journal of case reports, , 16 ,215-9 More Information

Koneru, Sri; Kocharla, Lakshmi; Higgins, Gloria C; Ware, Avis; Passo, Murray H; Farhey, Yolanda D; Mongey, Anne-Barbara; Graham, T Brent; Houk, J Lawrence; Brunner, Hermine I (2008. ) Adherence to medications in systemic lupus erythematosus.Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases, , 14 (4 ) ,195-201 More Information

Koneru, Sri; Shishov, Michael; Ware, Avis; Farhey, Yolanda; Mongey, Anne-Barbara; Graham, T Brent; Passo, Murray H; Houk, J Lawrence; Higgins, Gloria C; Brunner, Hermine I (2007. ) Effectively measuring adherence to medications for systemic lupus erythematosus in a clinical setting.Arthritis and rheumatism, , 57 (6 ) ,1000-6 More Information

Brunner, H I; Bishnoi, A; Barron, A C; Houk, L J; Ware, A; Farhey, Y; Mongey, A B; Strife, C F; Graham, T B; Passo, M H (2006. ) Disease outcomes and ovarian function of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus.Lupus, , 15 (4 ) ,198-206 More Information

Ware, A E; Mongey, A B (1997. ) Lupus and cerebrovascular accidents.Lupus, , 6 (5 ) ,420-4 More Information

Chalhoub, Nathalie E; Wenderfer, Scott E; Levy, Deborah M; Rouster-Stevens, Kelly; Aggarwal, Amita; Savani, Sonia I; Ruth, Natasha M; Arkachaisri, Thaschawee; Qiu, Tingting; Merritt, Angela; Onel, Karen; Goilav, Beatrice; Khubchandani, Raju P; Deng, Jianghong; Fonseca, Adriana R; Ardoin, Stacy P; Ciurtin, Coziana; Kasapcopur, Ozgur; Jelusic, Marija; Huber, Adam M; Ozen, Seza; Klein-Gitelman, Marisa S; Appenzeller, Simone; Cavalcanti, André; Fotis, Lampros; Lim, Sern Chin; Silva, Rodrigo M; Miramontes, Julia Ramírez-; Rosenwasser, Natalie L; Saad-Magalhaes, Claudia; Schonenberg-Meinema, Dieneke; Scott, Christiaan; Silva, Clovis A; Enciso, Sandra; Terreri, Maria T; Torres-Jimenez, Alfonso-Ragnar; Trachana, Maria; Al-Mayouf, Sulaiman M; Devarajan, Prasad; Huang, Bin; Brunner, Hermine I (2022. ) International Consensus for the Dosing of Corticosteroids in Childhood-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus With Proliferative Lupus Nephritis.Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.), , 74 (2 ) ,263-273 More Information

Other Publications

Ware, AE, Hess EV (1997. ) Neuropsychiatric lupus (NP-SLE): A review of Presentation, Manifestations and Morbidity in 29 patients. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences,

Honors and Awards

1991 AOA elected to the alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 1991


rheumatology, physician, program director

Contact Information

Academic - Health Professions Building
3255 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267-0563
Phone: (513) 558-4701
Fax: (513) 558-3799