Meet the Team

"A good physician treats the disease, a great physician treats the patient." - William Osler

David Kirakossian

(He/ him/ his)



Rheumatology, Internal Medicine


Medical School:
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2012-2016)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Internal Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center (2016-2019)
Chief Resident of Internal Medicine (2019-2020)
Santa Clara, California

Rheumatology Fellowship
Oregon Health and Science University (2020-2022)
Portland, Oregon

Practice Philosophy

Rheumatic diseases—most of them chronic—can have a profound influence on patients’ lives, extending beyond the realm of the physical to also include mental, emotional, and social impacts. I will strive to provide comprehensive care that incorporates recognition and understanding of these impacts to my practice of rheumatology.


Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my loving partner, my parents, and my extended family. I also enjoy baking/cooking, practicing the violin, playing tennis, and exploring the breathtaking landscapes and delicious foods of the Pacific Northwest.