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Meet the Rheumatology Team

A child with a rheumatic illness often has multiple medically related issues that require a team approach toward management. Depending on the specific needs, the evaluation and care of a patient may be shared by a full-time multidisciplinary team of medical specialists working with our pediatric rheumatology doctors. Included in this team are a rheumatology nurse practitioner, rheumatology nurse, physical and occupational therapists, and a clinical social worker providing comprehensive care tailored to each individual child. The Rheumatology team communicates frequently with the child's primary care provider to ensure continuity of care.

Physicians

  • A. Kim Ritchey, MD – Interim Chief, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology; Professor of Pediatrics
    412-692-5947
  • Daniel A. Kietz, MD, PhD – Clinical Director, Fellowship Director; Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    412-692-5081
  • Elaine A. Cassidy, MD – Assistant Professor, Associate Fellowship Program Director
    412-692-5081
  • Jay K. Kolls, MD – Interim NIH T32 Program Director
    412-692-7710
  • Margalit E. Rosenkranz, MD – Assistant Professor
    412-692-5081
  • Kathryn S. Torok, MD – Assistant Professor
    412-692-5081
  • Abbe de Vallejo, PhD – Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology; Director, Flow Cytometry I Core Facility, John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center; Faculty, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute; Member Faculty, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
    412-692-8455

Fellows 

  • Kaveh Ardalan, MD 
    412-692-5081
  • Emily Brunner, MD
    412-692-5081
  • Ian Ferguson, MD
    412-692-5081
  • Deepika Singh, MD
    412-692-5081
  • Brandi Stevens, MD
    412-692-5081

Administrative Office

  • Meg Nowak – Division Administrator
    412-692-5471: Oakland office (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)
    412-692-5336: Lawrenceville office (Mondays and Fridays)
  • Marilyn Cieri – Practice Manager
    412-692-8961
  • Cindy Hovanec – Administrative Assistant, Sr.
    412-692-5970
  • Jean Bonelli Stanish – Administrative Assistant, Associate
    412-692-5081
  • Deb Kelly – Administrative Assistant, Associate
    412-692-5081

Clinic

  • Mary Sue Bobalik, RN, BSN
    412-692-5081
  • Judy White, RN
    412-692-5081
  • Emily Standridge, MSW, LSW
    412-692-5258
  • Pamela Banks, MA
    412-692-5081

Clinical Research

  • Kimberly Francis – Research Coordinator
    412-692-9892
  • Christina Kelsey – Research Coordinator
    412-692-6478

Research Laboratory 

  • Meihua Bo – Research Technician
    412-692-9673 
  • Ian Ferguson, MD – Fellow
    412-692-9570
  • Patricia Griffin – Research IV
    412-692-9569  
  • Kelsey Magee – Research Technician II
    412-692-9585 
  • Joshua Michel – Research IV and Lab Manager
    412-692-9571 
  • Ayesha Moghul – Medical Student Researcher
    412-692-9574
  • Yanyan Qu, PhD – Postdoctoral Research Associate
    412-692-9572
  • Avin Snyder – Research Technician
    412-692-9574
  • Hiroshi Yano – Graduate Student Researcher
    412-692-9573
Last Update
July 3, 2014
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Last Update
July 3, 2014
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