Luke Monteagudo, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases

Luke Monteagudo

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Susan Prause

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases

Medical School, University of Connecticut, Mansfield, CT

Residency, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Dr. Luke Monteagudo obtained his medical degree through the Combined Program in Medicine, a dual degree BS/MD, at the University of Connecticut. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency with the VA at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii before moving to Minnesota for his Rheumatology Fellowship training at the University of Minnesota. His clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, vasculitis, gout and other autoimmune inflammatory diseases.


  • Arthritis and inflammatory diseases


Research Summary/Interests

  • Autoimmune diseases


  • McCormick MF, Li J, Monteagudo L, Fazeli P, Reed AB, Valentine RJ. Giant cell aortitis masquerading as intramural hematoma. J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2020 Oct 19;6(4):694-697. doi: 10.1016/j.jvscit.2020.09.014. PMID: 33294756; PMCID: PMC7691541.
  • Monteagudo LA, Boothby A, Gertner E. Continuous Intravenous Anakinra Infusion to Calm the Cytokine Storm in Macrophage Activation Syndrome. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2020 May;2(5):276-282. doi: 10.1002/acr2.11135. Epub 2020 Apr 21. PMID: 32267081; PMCID: PMC7231518.
  • Caron JM, Monteagudo L, Sanders M, Bannon M, Deckers PJ. Methyl sulfone manifests anticancer activity in a metastatic murine breast cancer cell line and in human breast cancer tissue--part 2: human breast cancer tissue. Chemotherapy. 2013;59(1):24-34. doi: 10.1159/000351099. Epub 2013 Jun 27. PMID: 23816712.
  • Caron JM, Bannon M, Rosshirt L, Luis J, Monteagudo L, Caron JM, Sternstein GM. Methyl sulfone induces loss of metastatic properties and reemergence of normal phenotypes in a metastatic cloudman S-91 (M3) murine melanoma cell line. PLoS One. 2010 Aug 4;5(8):e11788. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011788. PMID: 20694196; PMCID: PMC2915910.


Clinical Interests

Clinical interests include inflammatory arthritis, idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, adult-onset Stills Disease, Macrophage Activation Syndrome, vasculitis and gout