Tawatchai (Kee) Paisansinsup - MD

Tawatchai (Kee) Paisansinsup - MD

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My Areas of Practice
Connective tissue diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and related conditions), vasculitis and gout.

General Information

Gender: Male

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Additional Languages
  • Thai

Practices at

St Louis Park
3850 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

14000 Fairview Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337

Education & Certifications

Certification: American Board of Rheumatology 2002-present
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine 1999-present
Internal Medicine
University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO

Rheumatology (Clinician Investigator and clinical fellowship training) 1999-2002: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Rochester, MN

Internal Medicine 1996-1999: University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO
Internal Medicine
University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO

Research & Publications

Paisansinsup T, Breitenstein MK, Schousboe JT.  Association between adverse reactions to allopurinol and exposures to high maintenance doses: implications for management of patient using allopurinol.  J Clin Rheumatol. 2013 Jun;19(4): 180-6.

T Paisansinsup, E. Manno, K. Moder. Cauda equina syndrome as a clinical manifestation of primary angiitis of central nervous system (PACNS).  J Clinic Rheumotol. 2004; 10: 265-68.

D Tack, T Paisansinsup, S Amin. 44-year-old woman with fatigue and dyspnea. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2003; 78: 341-44.

T Paisansinsup, U Deshmukh, VD Chowdhary, et al. HLA class II influences the immune response and antibody diversification to Ro60/Sjogren-A: Heightened immune responses and epitope spreading in mice expressing HLA-DR molecules. J Immunol. 2002; 168: 5876-84.

V Taneja, N Taneja, T Paisansinsup, et al. CD4 and CD8 T cells in susceptibility/protection to collagen-induced arthritis in HLA-DQ8 transgenic mice: Implications for rheumatoid arthritis. J Immunol. 2002; 168: 5867-75.

T Paisansinsup, AN Vallejo, HS Luthra, et al. HLA-DR modulates autoantibody repertoire, but not mortality, in a humanized mouse model of systemic lupus erythematosus. J Immunol. 2001; 167: 4083-90.    

Professional Associations & Awards

American College of Rheumatology; American College of Physicians

2016: The President's & Wilbur Thomas Community Service Awards

2002: The Philip and Hench Award: the rheumatology fellow with excellence in patient care, education and research. Mayo Clinic. Rochester, MN

2001: Outstanding Medical Images: American College of Rheumatology, 2001 Annual Slide Competition

2000: The Ziegler Family Research Award: the highest score for research proposal, the Arthritis Foundation North Central Chapter

1999-2002: Clinician Investigator award. Mayo Clinic. Rochester, MN

1987-1993: Externship excellent awards in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Gold medals: Physiology and Microbiology


I am very excited with the recent advances in understanding the basis of several autoimmune diseases and arthritis and their novel treatments. I enjoy experiencing this period of medicine when we can apply this knowledge to the better well-being of patients suffering from rheumatologic conditions. I also enjoy taking care of patients with varieties of rheumatic diseases, from acute arthritis like gout or injury-related conditions, to chronic arthritic conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. I also treat connective tissue diseases such as lupus, scleroderma and fatal conditions caused by vasculitis. I love swimming, enjoy good movies, traveling and dining out at good interesting restaurants.