Dr. Minna Kohler

Minna Kohler, MD, RhMSUS is the founder and Director of the Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS) Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, Immunology. Prior training includes a clinical/research rheumatology fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine, a NIH-sponsored fellowship in Image-Guided Therapy in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and internal medicine residency at Lahey Clinic Medical Center. Dr. Kohler serves as key faculty for the MGH rheumatology fellowship and Spaulding PM&R residency programs (rotation director for rheumatology and ultrasound), and adjunct faculty to the MGH CURE (Center for Ultrasound Research Education) in the Department of Emergency Medicine, where she actively teaches MSKUS and ultrasound-guided procedures to physicians at all levels and Harvard medical students. She is the lead co-director for the annual Harvard MSKUS CME course and has been an invited speaker and instructor for numerous ultrasound courses nationally and internationally. Dr. Kohler has been a pioneer in promoting ultrasound training through the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) (MSKUS Education and RhMSUS certification exam subcommittees) and is a USSONAR (Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists) board member and faculty mentor. Dr. Kohler has educational/research interests in point-of-care ultrasound related to arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, vasculitis, and other rheumatic diseases. Clinical interests include: crystal arthritis (gout, pseudogout), osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis/ seronegative spondyloarthropathies, immunotherapy related or cancer-related inflammatory arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Her book: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology Review is rated among one of the top rheumatology books per Book Authority.