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Abhijeet Danve, MBBS, MD, MHS

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Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology)


Director of Yale Spondyloarthritis Program, Rheumatology; Co-chair, Safety and Quality Council, Rheumatology



Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology)

Director of Yale Spondyloarthritis Program, Rheumatology; Co-chair, Safety and Quality Council, Rheumatology


Dr. Abhijeet Danve enjoys serving adult patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases. He has particular interest in psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis (axial spondyloarthritis) and gout. Dr. Danve is certified in internal medicine (2012) and rheumatology (2014) by American Board of Internal Medicine. He is certified by American College of Rheumatology in musculoskeletal ultrasound (RhMSUS) and uses musculoskeletal ultrasound routinely in his practice. He is recipient of the Marshall J Schiff Fellowship Award by American College of Rheumatology (2013), Distinguished fellow award by American College of Rheumatology (2015) and Jane Bruckel Early Career Investigator award by Spondylitis Association of America (2019). Dr. Danve is an active member of SPARTAN (Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network), GRAPPA (Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis), Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) and American College of Rheumatology. He enjoys teaching medical students, residents and fellows.


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Education & Training

Yale University, Clinical Research (2021)
Research Fellow
University of Nebraska Medical Center (2015)
RhMSUS (Degree in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound)
American College of Rheumatology (2015)
Clinical Fellow
Oregon Health & Science University (2014)
Certification in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists (2014)
Course in Advanced Clinical Immunology
Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (2013)
New York Medical College/ Metropolitan Hospital Center (2012)
New York Medical College/ Metropolitan Hospital Center (2010)
Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital (2007)
Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (2002)



Dr. Danve is conducting clinical and translational research studies aimed at early diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis and improving the diagnostic delay of spondyloarthritis. He is Principal Investigator (PI) of Finding Axial Spondyloarthritis study which involves development and testing of a novel online screening tool for early diagnosis of spondyloarthritis. He is Principal Investigator of Knowledge and Attitudes towards spondyloarthritis among non-rheumatologists (KnowSpA) study which aims to understand and find unmet needs in spondyloarthritis awareness. Dr. Danve is PI on SPARTAN Referral Recommendation Project which aims to develop guidelines for referral of patients with suspected axial spondyloarthritis. He is site investigator for multinational multicenter CLASSIC study which is being conducted to optimize current classification criteria for spondyloarthritis. He is co-author on ACR Gout Guidelines 2020. Dr. Danve has particular interest in healthcare safety and quality as well as improving automated capture of patient reported outcomes using digital technology. He has developed a novel semi-objective disease activity assessment tool called P4.

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Clinical Care


Abhijeet Danve, MD, is a rheumatologist at Yale Medicine specializing in autoimmune rheumatic diseases such as spondyloarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus and vasculitis.

Dr. Danve did his medical school and residency in General Medicine in Mumbai, India, before arriving to the United States. He completed his residency at New York Medical College /Metropolitan Hospital Center. Then he completed his clinical rheumatology fellowship at the at Oregon Health & Science University and research fellowship at University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Dr. Danve often sees patients with rare, complex and difficult to diagnose rheumatic diseases. He takes his time with each patient to make him or her feel comfortable and tries his best to understand and manage the illness. He works closely with other doctors at Yale Medicine, including ophthalmologists, dermatologists and gastroenterologists in a multidisciplinary team.

The most rewarding part of his job is the satisfaction he experiences after helping a patient feel better. “Many of my patients come to see me during a particularly tough time,” he says. “First, they have been struggling to find definitive diagnosis despite being seen by several doctors and suffering from the pain and disabling symptoms. But after proper treatment, many of them see a dramatic change in their pain and quality of life and can do the things they enjoy again. “It’s a privilege to help these patients,” he says.

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Danve conducts clinical research in ankylosing spondylitis, a form of inflammatory arthritis that primarily affects the spine. He is also an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Yale School of Medicine.

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