Sterling G West, MD

Sterling G. West, MD, MACP, FACR


Sterling G. West, MD, MACP, FACR is Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director, and Co-Director of the Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. West received his undergraduate degree at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.  He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and a fellowship in Rheumatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and is a Master of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).

Dr. West’s research interests include neuropsychiatric lupus and uncommon rheumatic diseases. He has published more than 100 original articles and book chapters.  He is editor of the book, Rheumatology Secrets.  He is past Deputy Editor of Arthritis and Rheumatism and presently serves as head of the ABIM Self Evaluation Program Test Committee in Rheumatology.  In addition, he is a reviewer for Arthritis and Rheumatism, Journal of Rheumatology, and the Annals of Internal Medicine.  For the last several years he has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America, Top Doctors in America, and Best Doctors in Denver. Dr. West has received many honors and awards including the University of Colorado Full-Time Physician of the Year Award, ACP Laureate Award, and the ACR Distinguished Clinician Scholar Award.


  1. West SG. Sarcoidosis. In Hochberg MC et al (eds): Rheumatology (5th ed). Philadelphia,  Mosby Elsevier, 2011, pp 1659-1670.
  2. Fischer A, West S, Swigris J, Brown K, du Bois R. Connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease: A call for clarification. Chest 138: 251-256, 2010. {PMID 20682528}
  3. Fischer A, Pfalzgraf FJ, Feghali-Bostwick CA, Wright TM, Curran-Everett D, Brown KK, West SG.  Anti-Th/To positivity in a chort of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.  J Rheumatology. 33: 1600-1605, 2006. {PMID 16783860}
  4. Kozora E, West S, Maier S, Filley C, et al. Antibodies against N-Methyl-D-Aspartate  receptors in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus without major neuropsychiatric syndromes.  Journal of the Neurological Sciences 295: 87-91, 2010. {PMID 20546792}
  5. Filley CM, Kozora E, Brown MS, Miller DE, West SG. White matter microstructure and cognition in non-neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus. Cog Behav Neurol 22: 38-44, 2009. {PMID 19372769}
  6. West SG. The Nervous System. In Wallace DJ, Hahn BH (eds): Dubois’ Lupus Erythematosus (8th ed). Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, 2011, pp in press.


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