Dr. Nicole Ridolfi is a UCI Health rheumatologist who specializes in the care of patients with autoimmune and musculoskeletal conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, myositis and osteoarthritis.
She is skilled in diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided procedures and she offers a range of treatment options, including pharmacological therapies, injections and lifestyle modification.
Ridolfi earned her medical degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Missouri, followed by an internal medicine residency and a fellowship in rheumatology at the UCI School of Medicine, where she was named chief rheumatology fellow.
Her research interests include assessing the efficacy of medications in the treatment of lupus in clinical trials as well as evaluating cardiovascular risks among patients with psoriatic arthritis. She also has done volunteer work, participating in a medical mission to Honduras.
Ridolfi is dedicated to providing excellent patient care as well as teaching the next generation of physicians. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and going to the beach.
She sees patients at UCI Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza in Irvine.