Dr. Alexander Shikhman
Board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Shikhman received his MD Cum Laude from the Russian State Medical University and his Ph.D. in Immunology from the Moscow Medical Academy. He served his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center and completed his clinical fellowship in rheumatology at Scripps Clinic. Subsequently, he became a member of Scripps Clinic Division of Rheumatology and a faculty member in the Department of Arthritis Research at the Scripps Research Institute. Additional training includes: medical acupuncture at UCLA, master classes in musculoskeletal ultrasound, auricolotherapy and auriculodiagnosis, and application of low-level lasers in therapy of arthritis and allied conditions.
He founded Institute for Specialized Medicine in 2008 as the nationís first clinic of integrative rheumatology. The clinic offers a holistic approach to healthcare; one that evaluates the total body to get to the root of the problem. Specializing in arthritis and autoimmune diseases, IFSMED brings diagnosis and care together offering all-inclusive service in one location. Gluten-free himself, he specializes in the connection between gluten and autoimmune diseases. In 2011, he launched a line of all natural gluten-free supplements, Gluten-Free Remediesô, which help treat the complications that can arise from celiac disease.