Vikas Majithia, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.

  1. Rheumatologist

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

EnglishHindi

Dr. Vikas Majithia joined the Division of Rheumatology at Mayo Clinic in Florida as the Division Chair of Rheumatology in January 2022. He completed medical school at Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science in India, residency at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan, and a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is board certified in rheumatology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Majithia was previously at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he served as Faculty in rheumatology and internal medicine since 2004, a tenured Professor since 2014, Division Director of Rheumatology since 2014, and Fellowship Program Director within the Division of Rheumatology since 2008. Additionally, he worked as a Staff Rheumatologist at GV (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center from 2007 to 2019.

He is the principal investigator on a number of clinical trials, longitudinal studies and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts and multiple book chapters. He has won many honors and serves on a number of intra-mural and extramural committees.

He is actively involved in multiple research projects and will have following ongoing studies at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville — CLASSIC study in Axial Spondyloarthritis, Patient Advocates in the Lupus Study (PALS), PICORI funded — RAPROPR study to evaluate the outcomes in RA patients between various non-TNFi biologics and establishment of a lupus nephritis registry. In addition, he will be actively working on recruiting multiple government and industry funded clinical trials in Spondyloarthritides, Lupus and Inflammatory eye diseases at Mayo clinic Florida Campus.

  1. Arthrocentesis
  2. Bone density test
  3. Joint injection
  • Spondyloarthritides
  • Axial Spondyloarthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus erythematosus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Inflammatory Eye Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Vasculitis
  1. 2012
    MPHJohns Hopkins School of Public Health
  2. 2003
    FellowUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center
  3. 1999
    Resident - Internal MedicineSt. John Hospital and Medical Center
  4. 1996
    Junior Resident - Pediatric Surgery and PsychiatryPandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science
  5. 1994
    MDPandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science
  6. 1989
    Certificate - All India Senior School Certificate ExaminationModel School

Certifications

  1. 2004
    RheumatologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 1999
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Trailblazer Award, Group of Women in Medicine and ScienceUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center
  2. 2018
    Mentor of the Year, Department of MedicineUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center
  3. 2014
    Rheumatology Fellowship AwardAmerican College of Rheumatology
  4. 2013
    Medical Student Preceptor AwardAmerican College of Rheumatology
  5. 2012
    Norman C. Nelson Order of Teaching ExcellenceUniversity of Mississippi School of Medicine
  6. 2012
    Rheumatology Fellowship AwardAmerican College of Rheumatology
  7. 2011
    Medical Student Preceptor AwardAmerican College of Rheumatology
  8. 2010
    Rheumatology Fellowship AwardAmerican College of Rheumatology
  9. 2009
    Research and Education Foundation Literature Award for Student ResearchAmerican Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  10. 2009
    Best Doctors in America
  11. 2008
    AOA Faculty of the YearUniversity of Mississippi School of Medicine
  12. 2008
    All Star TeacherInternal Medicine Residents
  13. 2003
    Annual Rheumatology Fellowship Training Award and GrantAMGEN
  14. 2001
    Physician of the YearCaylor-Nickel Clinic
  15. 1997
    Resident of the YearSt. John Hospital and Medical Center
  16. 1989
    Honors in the subjects of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Preventive Medicine, Surgery and Internal MedicinePandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    ChairSpondyloarthritis Research & Treatment Network
  2. 2022 - present
    Senior EditorACP MKSAP
  3. 2022 - present
    ChairACP MKSAP
  4. 2019 - 2021
    MemberUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center
  5. 2019 - 2021
    ChairUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center
  6. 2019 - 2021
    MemberACP-MKSAP19
  7. 2019
    American College of Rheumatology
  8. 2019 - present
    ChairRheumatology Research Foundation
  9. 2019 - present
    American College of Rheumatology
  10. 2018
    American College of Rheumatology
  11. 2018
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
  12. 2018
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
  13. 2017 - 2021
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
  14. 2017 - 2019
    American College of Rheumatology
  15. 2017 - 2019
    Rheumatology Research Foundation
  16. 2017 - 2019
    MemberACP-MKSAP18
  17. 2016 - 2021
    ChairUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center
  18. 2016 - 2019
    MemberSpondyloarthritis Research & Treatment Network
  19. 2016 - 2017
    ARHP
  20. 2016
    Rheumatology Research Foundation
  21. 2016
    Annual Meeting Planning CommitteeSpondyloarthritis Research & Treatment Network
  22. 2015 - 2017
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  23. 2014 - 2016
    MemberACP-MKSAP17
  24. 2013 - 2016
    Member-at-LargeRheumatology Research Foundation
  25. 2013
    PresidentArthritis Foundation
  26. 2013 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  27. 2012 - 2021
    Vice PresidentMississippi Arthritis and Rheumatism Society
  28. 2012 - 2015
    American College of Rheumatology
  29. 2012
    American College of Rheumatology
  30. 2011 - 2017
    ChairUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center
  31. 2011 - 2017
    University of Mississippi School of Medicine
  32. 2011 - 2013
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  33. 2011 - present
    MemberSpondyloarthritis Research & Treatment Network (SPARTAN)
  34. 2010 - 2013
    American College of Rheumatology
  35. 2010 - 2012
    Leadership Council MemberArthritis Foundation Mississippi Chapter
  36. 2008 - 2013
    University of Mississippi School of Medicine
  37. 2008 - 2011
    SenatorUniversity of Mississippi Medical Campus
  38. 2008 - present
    MemberSouthern Society for Clinical Investigation
  39. 2007 - 2011
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
  40. 2006 - 2012
    Medicare Advisory Committee
  41. 2005 - 2019
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
  42. 2005 - 2016
    University of Mississippi School of Medicine
  43. 2005 - present
    MemberAmerican Federation for Medical Research
  44. 2002 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Rheumatology
  45. 1994 - present
    MemberMedical Council of India

Publications