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John L. Houk, MD

  • Fellowship : University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Immunology/Rheumatology )
  • Residency : Cincinnati General Hospital (Internal Medicine )
  • Internship Rotating : The Chirst Hospital
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Bachelor's Degree: Denison University (Chemistry)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 1972-06-21)

Contact Information

Clinical Interests


Ankylosing Spondylitis

Autoimmune Vasculitis

Behcet Syndrome (Neuro-Bechet)

Central Nervous System Lupus Vasculitis

Collagen Disease

CREST Syndrome


Cutaneous, Leukocytoclastic, Vasculitis


Hip Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lupus (Systemic lupus erythematosus)

Lupus Erythematosus Panniculitis

Lupus Nephritis

Microscopic Polyangiitis

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)

Osteochondritis Dissecans

Overlap Connective Tissue Disease

Paget Disease

Polymyalgia Rheumatica




Psoriatic Arthritis

Raynaud Phenomenon in Scleroderma

Raynaud's Disease

Reactive Arthritis (Reiter's Syndrome)

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Vasculitis

Still's Disease

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Systemic Vasculitis

Takayasu Arteritis

Temporal Arteritis (Giant cell arteritis)

Vasculitis (Angiitis)

Weill-Marchesani Syndrome

Peer Reviewed Publications

Hone, Natalie; Donnelly, Catherine; Houk, John Brian; Mina, Rina 2017. Macrophage Activation Syndrome in Scleroderma. Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases, 23 2, 120-121

Koneru, Sri; Kocharla, Lakshmi; Higgins, Gloria C; Ware, Avis; Passo, Murray H; Farhey, Yolanda D; Mongey, Anne-Barbara; Graham, T Brent; Houk, J Lawrence; Brunner, Hermine I 2008. Adherence to medications in systemic lupus erythematosus. Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases, 14 4, 195-201

Koneru, Sri; Shishov, Michael; Ware, Avis; Farhey, Yolanda; Mongey, Anne-Barbara; Graham, T Brent; Passo, Murray H; Houk, J Lawrence; Higgins, Gloria C; Brunner, Hermine I 2007. Effectively measuring adherence to medications for systemic lupus erythematosus in a clinical setting. Arthritis and rheumatism, 57 6, 1000-6

Jabs, D A; Houk, J L; Bias, W B; Arnett, F C 1985. Familial granulomatous synovitis, uveitis, and cranial neuropathies. The American journal of medicine, 78 5, 801-4

Kisker, C T; Wu, K K; Culp, D A; Hackett, J G; Hess, E V; Houk, J L 1979. Blood coagulation following vasectomy. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 241 15, 1595-8

Marcus, Z H; Freisheim, J H; Houk, J L; Herman, J H; Hess, E V 1978. In vitro studies in reproductive immunology. 1. Suppression of cell-mediated immune response by human spermatozoa and fractions isolated from human seminal plasma. Clinical immunology and immunopathology, 9 3, 318-26

Herman, J H; Houk, J L; Dennis, M V 1974. Cartilage antigen dependent lymphotoxin release. Immunopathological significance in articular destructive disorders. Annals of the rheumatic diseases, 33 5, 446-52