Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Kaveh  Ardalan, MD, MS

Kaveh Ardalan, MD, MS

Instructor of Pediatrics (Rheumatology) and Medical Social Sciences

Focus of Work

Bio

Dr. Ardalan is interested in clinical and patient-reported outcomes in pediatric rheumatic diseases, with an emphasis on juvenile myositis, localized and systemic scleroderma, and cutaneous lupus. His work has encompassed validation of PROMIS in children with myositis, longitudinal evaluation of physical function in juvenile myositis, analyses of predictors of quality of life in pediatric localized scleroderma, psychometric assessment of quality of life instruments in pediatric localized sclero...[Read full text]Dr. Ardalan is interested in clinical and patient-reported outcomes in pediatric rheumatic diseases, with an emphasis on juvenile myositis, localized and systemic scleroderma, and cutaneous lupus. His work has encompassed validation of PROMIS in children with myositis, longitudinal evaluation of physical function in juvenile myositis, analyses of predictors of quality of life in pediatric localized scleroderma, psychometric assessment of quality of life instruments in pediatric localized scleroderma, and qualitative studies of the impact that localized scleroderma has on children's lives. He has also examined inpatient healthcare utilization among adults and children with dermatomyositis, prevalence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk factors and comorbidities in juvenile dermatomyositis, outcomes in pediatric discoid lupus, and gender/racial/ethnic differences in outcomes of pediatric localized scleroderma patients.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

Dr. Ardalan's academic focus is in outcomes research in multiple clinical populations, including juvenile dermatomyositis, juvenile scleroderma, and pediatric cutaneous lupus. He takes a special interest in patient-reported outcomes research. He also has methodological interests in psychometrics, qualitative research, health disparities, and health services research, applying these approaches to the aforementioned clinical populations.

Clinical Focus

Juvenile Idiopathic Inflammatory Myositis (including dermatomyositis, polymyositis, immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy, and overlap syndromes). Also has clinical focus in juvenile localized scleroderma, juvenile systemic sclerosis, and pediatric cutaneous lupus.

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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Virginia (2009)
  • MS: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Institute for Clinical Research Education, Clinical Research (2015)
  • Residency: New York University Medical Center, General Pediatrics (2012)
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatric Rheumatology (2015)
  • 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