Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Marisa S Klein-Gitelman, MD, MPH

Marisa S Klein-Gitelman, MD, MPH

Chief of Rheumatology in the Department of Pediatrics

Professor of Pediatrics (Rheumatology)

Focus of Work

Bio

Stanford University Human Biology BA, MS 1980
Washington University, St. Louis MD 1985
University of Illinois, Chicago MPH 1996
Resident/Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 1985-89
Fellow, Pediatric Rheumatology, Floating Hospital for Infants and Children, New England Medical Center/Turfts University, 1989-93
Instructor Floating Hospital for Infants and Children, New England Medical Center/Turfts University, 1993-94
Attending Physician, Children's...[Read full text]
Stanford University Human Biology BA, MS 1980
Washington University, St. Louis MD 1985
University of Illinois, Chicago MPH 1996
Resident/Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 1985-89
Fellow, Pediatric Rheumatology, Floating Hospital for Infants and Children, New England Medical Center/Turfts University, 1989-93
Instructor Floating Hospital for Infants and Children, New England Medical Center/Turfts University, 1993-94
Attending Physician, Children's Memorial/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago 1994-2017,
Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

Primary clinical research efforts focus on pediatric onset systemic lupus. Active clinical research projects include development of tools to assess cognitive changes in pediatric lupus, development of best tools to assess disease flare and remission, best practices for treatment of lupus nephritis and development of biomarkers for nephritis and overall disease activity. Other clinical lupus studies have included assessment of corticosteroid therapy practices, assessment of ovarian suppression du...[Read full text]Primary clinical research efforts focus on pediatric onset systemic lupus. Active clinical research projects include development of tools to assess cognitive changes in pediatric lupus, development of best tools to assess disease flare and remission, best practices for treatment of lupus nephritis and development of biomarkers for nephritis and overall disease activity. Other clinical lupus studies have included assessment of corticosteroid therapy practices, assessment of ovarian suppression during treatment with cytotoxic agents, and multicenter studies to identify important genetic risks for pediatric lupus. I participate in in studies of the genetics of pediatric arthritis as well as new therapies and phase IV drug registries, and a pediatric autoimmune encephalitis working group to develop definitions and treatment for pediatric patients facing these recently defined diseases. At Lurie Children’s Hospital I participate in the hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis working group to improve on screening and diagnostic tests for patients developing this set of disorders, and an interdisciplinary exercise physiology research working group. I have also participated in vasculitis registries in North America and Europe. Lastly, I have an interest in cost effectiveness and initiatives in health quality of care.[Shorten text]

Clinical Focus

My clinical focus is with pediatric lupus, pediatric vasculitis and autoinflammatory disorders with specific interest in Systemic onset JIA/macrophage activation syndrome.

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Education and Certification

  • MS: Stanford University (1980)
  • MD: Washington University (1985)
  • MPH: University of Illinois - Chicago (1996)
  • Internship: Babies Hospital/Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center , Pediatrics (1986)
  • Residency: Babies Hospital/Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center , Pediatrics (1989)
  • Fellowship: Tufts-New England Medical Center , Pediatric Rheumatology (1993)
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Rheumatology, Pediatrics

Contact

312-227-6270

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 50
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611