Rheumatology and Immunology

Amy Cannella, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Division of Rheumatology

Academic Office:
University of Nebraska Medical Center
983025 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-3025

Practice Locations:
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha VA Medical Center

1993    B.A. Biology and Psychology: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1997    M.D.  University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE (UNMC)
2000    Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
2003    Fellowship in Rheumatology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT 

Current Hospital and Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, UNMC
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Instructor, Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Cannella spends the majority of her time at work seeing patients and administrating the rheumatology fellowship program.  Her interests also include musculoskeletal ultrasound and she is active in the Ultrasound Society of North American Rheumatologists as a mentor to trainees around the country.  She also enjoys spending time with her husband and two small children.  When time allows, her other hobbies include: travel, cooking, restoration of antique furniture and reading.

Research Interests/Current Research:
Education, musculoskeletal ultrasound and rheumatoid arthritis

Selected Publications/Current Publications:
1. Cannella AC, O’Dell JR. Is there still a role for traditional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs)
    in rheumatoid arthritis? Curr Opin Rheumatol 15:185-192, 2003.
2. Cannella AC, Mikuls TR.  Understanding treatments for gout.  The American Journal of Managed Care
    2005; 11:S451-458
3. Cannella AC, O’Dell JR .  Methotrexate, Leflunomide, Sulfasalazine, Hydroxychloroquine, and combination 
    therapies. In: Kelley’s Textbook of Rheumatology, 8th Edition, Firestein GS, Budd RC, Harris Jr. ED, McInnes
    IB, Ruddy S, Sergent JS, eds.  Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, 883-907, 2008.
4. Snow MH, Cannella AC, Stevens R, Mikuls TR. Presumptive serum sickness as a complication of rabbit-
    derived antithymocyte globulin immunosuppression. Arthritis Rheum (Arthritis Care & Research) 2009;
5. Mikuls TR, Payne JB, Reinhardt RA, Thiele GM, Maziarz E, Cannella AC, Holers VM, Kuhn KA, O’Dell JR.
    Antibody responses to Porphyromonas gingivalis (P gingivalis) in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis and
    periodontitis. Int Immunopharmacol 2009; 9:38-42.