Akaluck Thatayatikom

Akaluck Thatayatikom, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: MD-PEDS-IMMUNOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 294-5252
Business Email: atst@ufl.edu

About Akaluck Thatayatikom

Dr. Akaluck “Ben” Thatayatikom, is a pediatric immunologist and rheumatologist with the expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasound. He earned his medical degree and completed his pediatric residency training at Chiang Mai University, Thailand. He then completed his medical training in the United States, including pediatric residency training at the University of Hawaii, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology training at National Jewish Medical Center in Denver, Pediatric Rheumatology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He also completed musculoskeletal ultrasound training with Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists (USSONAR) and earned the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification in Rheumatology (RhMSUS).

Dr. “Ben” is the primary investigator of Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) registry sites at the University of Florida as well as clinical trials of innovative treatment for autoimmune diseases and autoinflammatory syndromes. He is one of the USSONAR faculty (https://www.ussonar.org/about) for the musculoskeletal ultrasound training program. His clinical research interests include systemic autoimmune diseases, Juvenile Sjogren’s syndrome, autoinflammatory syndrome, primary immunodeficiency as well as novel ultrasonography studies in children with autoimmune diseases.

Accomplishments

The Warren E. Wheeler Teaching Award
2011 · University of Kentucky
The Warren E. Wheeler Teaching Award
2010 · University of Kentucky
David Gilstrap Award
2005 · Washington University
CHORD Fellowship Award
2004 · The Arthritis Research Center Foundation
Resident Award
2002 · University of Hawaii
Faculty Award for Academic Excellence
2002 · University of Hawaii
Chairman's Book Award
2002 · University of Hawaii
Jaffe Family Foundation Food Allergy Research Award
1998 · American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Board Certifications

  • Allergy and Immunology
    American Board of Allergy and Immunology
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Subspecialties
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
Areas of Interest
  • Allergies – overview
  • Autoimmune disorders

Publications

2020
Juvenile Sjögren’s Syndrome: Clinical Characteristics With Focus on Salivary Gland Ultrasonography.
Arthritis care & research. 72(1):78-87 [DOI] 10.1002/acr.23839. [PMID] 30697959.
2020
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)
StatPearls. [PMID] 32119492.
View on: PubMed
2020
Consensus treatment plans for periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and adenitis syndrome (PFAPA): a framework to evaluate treatment responses from the childhood arthritis and rheumatology research alliance (CARRA) PFAPA work group.
Pediatric rheumatology online journal. 18(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12969-020-00424-x. [PMID] 32293478.
2020
Childhood Sjögren syndrome: features of an international cohort and application of the 2016 ACR/EULAR classification criteria.
Rheumatology (Oxford, England). [DOI] 10.1093/rheumatology/keaa757. [PMID] 33280020.
2019
Novel Ultrasound Image Acquisition Protocol and Scoring System for the Pediatric Knee.
Arthritis care & research. 71(7):977-985 [DOI] 10.1002/acr.23746. [PMID] 30192069.
2018
Blau Syndrome-Associated Uveitis: Preliminary Results From an International Prospective Interventional Case Series.
American journal of ophthalmology. 187:158-166 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajo.2017.08.017. [PMID] 28887115.
2018
S100A12 and S100A8/9 proteins are biomarkers of articular disease activity in Blau syndrome.
Rheumatology (Oxford, England). 57(7):1299-1304 [DOI] 10.1093/rheumatology/key090. [PMID] 29635517.
2012
Recurrent cardiac tamponade in a child with newly diagnosed systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases. 18(6):304-6 [DOI] 10.1097/RHU.0b013e3182685857. [PMID] 22955481.
2006
Rituximab: a promising therapy in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Autoimmunity reviews. 5(1):18-24 [PMID] 16338207.
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2005
Infliximab treatment for severe granulomatous disease in common variable immunodeficiency: a case report and review of the literature.
Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 95(3):293-300 [PMID] 16200822.
View on: PubMed
2004
Swollen uvula in an 18-year-old man with hypogammaglobulinemia.
Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 93(5):417-24 [PMID] 15562879.
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2000
Relation between house-dust endotoxin exposure, type 1 T-cell development, and allergen sensitisation in infants at high risk of asthma.
Lancet (London, England). 355(9216):1680-3 [PMID] 10905243.
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Grants

Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Integrated transcriptomic profiling of recurrent parotitis in pediatric Sj?grens syndrome for assessment of mitochondrial RNA regulators
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: SJOGRENS SYNDROME FOU
May 2018 – May 2019
Observational Study of Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases: The CARRA Registry
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CHILDHOOD ARTHRITIS RHEUMATOLOGY RES ALL

Education

Fellowship – Pediatric Rheumatology
2005 · Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Residency – Pediatrics
2002 · University of Hawaii
Fellowship – Allergy and Immunology
2000 · National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Residency – Pediatrics
1992 · Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital
Medical Degree
1989 · Chiang Mai University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDT7400 Elect Top/Pediatrics
2018
MDC7400 Pediatric Clerkship
2021
PAS5020 Intro to Medicine 2

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5252
Emails:
Business:
atst@ufl.edu