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Margalit E. Rosenkranz, MD

Job Title Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5081 Phone
412-692-5565 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1998 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


2001 New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY


2004 Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Medical School of Cornell University, New York, NY


  • 2001-present   Fellow, American College of Rheumatology,
  • 2001-present   Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 2007-present    Member, Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA),
  • 2008-present   Member, Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Center (PCTRC) Advisory Committee, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Board Certifications

  • 2001 Board Certification in Pediatrics, recertified November 2008
  • 2004 Board Certification in Pediatric Rheumatology


  • 2004 Advanced Fellowship Training Program Award, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • NIH K23 Career Development Award 


  • Arkachaisri T, Vilaiyuk S, Li S, O'Neil KM, Pope E, Higgins G, Punar M, Rabinovich E, Rosenkranz M, Kietz DA, Rosen P, Spalding SJ, Hennon T, Torok KS, Cassidy E, Medsger, Jr TA. Localized Scleroderma Skin Severity Index (LoSSI): First step toward the development of Localized Scleroderma Cutaneous Assessment Tool. J Rheumatol 2009, 36(12): 2819-2892.
  • Behrens EM, Beukelman T, Gallo L, Spangler J, Rosenkranz M, Arkachaisri T, Ayala R, Groh B, Finkel TH, Cron RQ. Evaluation of the Presentation of Systemic Onset Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Data from the Pennsylvania Systemic Onset Juvenile Arthritis Registry (PASOJAR). J Rheumatol 2008 Feb;35(2):343-348. 
  • Rosenkranz ME, Lehman TJ. Clinical trials for pediatric scleroderma. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2002 Dec;4(6):449-51.

    View Dr. Rosenkranz's full list of publications from PubMed.

Biography Summary

Margalit Rosenkranz, MD, joined the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2004. She brings a strong background in research focused on developing a deeper understanding of the immunogenetics of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and other rheumatic diseases.

Dr. Rosenkranz earned a bachelor's degree in biology at the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 and her medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1998. She completed her pediatric residency at New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital in 2001 and completed a pediatric rheumatology fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York in 2004.

At Children's Hospital, Dr. Rosenkranz's research has focused on proteomics in JRA to identify specific protein profiles of a patient. By identifying the proteomic "fingerprint" of a patient and differentially expressed proteins in the various subtypes of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, she is seeking to determine whether the serum proteome signatures vary among the different forms of JRA. Proteomic signatures also may be useful in identifying patients who are more or less likely to respond to specific treatments. She received an advanced fellowship training program award from Children's Hospital to help support her research activities.

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August 28, 2012
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August 28, 2012