Marisa Klein-Gitelman, MD, MPH

Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine
Children's Memorial Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Head of the Division of Pediatric Immunology/Rheumatolgoy

“The LRI is very important to pediatric rheumatology as they have made pediatric lupus one of their priorities.”

Marisa Klein-Gitelman, MD, MPHA leading rheumatologist and distinguished teacher and mentor, Dr. Klein-Gitelman plays a pivotal role in leading and caring for children with lupus and other rheumatologic diseases across the Midwest.

She currently chairs the executive committee of the American College of Rheumatology’s pediatrics section, and has served as a member on multiple other rheumatology and hospital committees and alliances, from the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance to Northwestern’s Pediatric Medical Board.

The prolific author of journal articles has herself served as a journal reviewer for such key publications as Arthritis and Rheumatism and the Journal of Pediatrics and the Journal of Rheumatology. As the recipient of multiple NIH and other grants, Dr. Klein-Gitelman has examined such topics as improved diagnostics and neurocognitive function in children with lupus, and efficacy measures for validating flares and remission criteria in this population.

Known for her empathy and teaching skills, she has repeatedly been selected for listing in “Best Doctor in Chicago” editions.

Dr. Klein-Gitelman received her medical degree from Washington University, St. Louis. She did her fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at Boston's Tufts University Medical Center, Floating Hospital for Children, and her internship, residency and chief residency at New York's Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Babies Hospital.