Coeur d'Alene Arthritis Clinic


The Animated Rheumatologist


The Coeur d'Alene Arthritis Clinic

The Animated Rheumatologist

Craig W. Wiesenhutter, M.D., is a Board Certified Internist and Rheumatologist and an Attending Physician at the Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Dr Wiesenhutter's undergraduate degree was obtained at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and he is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He completed his Internal Medicine training and Chief Medical Residency at the Los Angeles County Medical Center - University of Southern California and his fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of California Los Angeles. He started the Coeur d'Alene Arthritis Clinic in 1983. This website has been used as the professional site for the Coeur d’Alene Arthritis Clinic which is located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Dr. Wiesenhutter has published numerous articles and abstracts in several peer reviewed scientific journals, including Arthritis and Rheumatism and the Journal of Rheumatology. He has participated as a principle investigator in more than 450 clinical trials.

His special interest for many years has been in computers and computer teaching methods, including the use of multimedia for both live presentations and for content on the internet. He lectured at U.C.L.A. for the medical students in Pathophysiology of Disease, utilizing multimedia, for 15 years. He last lectured at UCLA in 2009.

“I made my first multimedia presentation as a U.C.L.A. Rheumatology fellow at Rheumatology Grand Rounds in 1981. I carried in my Apple II plus along with two monitors for the show. My main topic was on complement components.

Presentation and animation software was very sparse in those days. To make the images and movement, I had to program in apple basic, and draw using vectors and math formulas. It took me over six months to make a 20 minute talk, and I've been hooked ever since. The images and animations on my site have been created over the past 35 years. The majority of my work has incorporated flash and 3D Studio Max.

Craig Wiesenhutter