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Saint Louis University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO
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Daniel A. Kietz, MD, MPH, MMM, joined the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2003. Dr. Kietz is a highly skilled rheumatologist with a reputation for excellence in patient care. His interests have long focused on ways of providing comprehensive care and support to children with rheumatic diseases and their families so they are better able to realize their full potential. Dr. Kietz is board-certified in pediatric rheumatology, adult rheumatology, pediatrics and internal medicine. In addition to his clinical duties, he teaches at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he is an assistant professor of pediatrics.
Dr. Kietz studied medicine at Goethe-Universitaet and University Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, earning his medical degree in 1991. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Arzt im Praktikum, Hofheim, Germany, before traveling to the United States for further medical training. Dr. Kietz completed a residency in pediatrics/medicine and his fellowship in pediatric and adult rheumatology at St. Louis University, Mo., where he was honored as Best Resident in Medicine/Pediatrics. He returned to Germany in 2002 to join Children's Hospital, University of Tuebingen, working in pediatric hematology, oncology, rheumatology and general pediatrics. Dr. Kietz joined Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh the following year as part of the hospital's efforts to expand its Division of Pediatric Rheumatology.
His career has been dedicated to providing high-quality patient care and educating the next generation of rheumatologists. Of particular interest to Dr. Kietz is integrating medical care and other supports to produce the best possible outcomes for children with rheumatic diseases and their families. This includes optimizing education, self-reliance, expertise and understanding, in addition to finding therapies that make patients as comfortable as possible, while minimizing the risk of adverse consequences due to disease and medications. As a teacher, Dr. Kietz was on the faculty at St. Louis University and the University of Tuebingen before joining the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Kietz is the author of articles on psychosocial aspects in pediatric rheumatology and on the use of etanercept in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which were published in leading medical journals. He is licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania, Missouri and Germany.
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Total Comments: 93
Dr. Kietz took the time to understand my current situation and offer input with what would be the best options for my health going forward. He is the kindest, most patient doctor I have ever met with.
excellent care as always and she got a fist bump!!!!
Dr. Kietz rocks.
I love Dr Keith and also his intern Paul.
very kind and intelligent physicians and staff
Dr. Kietz is an excellent listener. On my first visit he asked questions about my entire life and explained problems I had in the past that no one ever gave me explanations as to why things happened. He is so patient, calm, and concerned. I would highly recommend him!
All the staff was wonderful as always.My daughter loves Pam the nurse.Dr Keitz is always the best.
Dr. Kietz is wonderful! He is patient and kind. He is also very good at talking to our son, and including him in decisions we need to make in his care.
Our rheumatologist, Daniel Kietz, goes above and beyond the call of duty on a regular basis. He is knowledgable, kind and caring. He is our family's favorite doctor (both adult and pediatric).
Dr. Kietz is the best. my favorite doctor out of the 5 I've had for my JRA.
I just love dr Kietz
Every time we are there we have a good experience . I have no complaints.
Dr. Kietz is the best doctor that I have ever had
the best doctor I have ever met
Dr. Kietz is the best doctor ever he spends as much time as needed and truly cares about my daughters. He is completely amazing
Wonderful visit with Dr. Kietz and his staff. Couldn't ask for any better care but it would be very, very beneficial to patients if the address to the Lupus Center of Excellence was updated on the email reminders and the UPMC website.
I absolutely LOVE Dr. Kietz and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a wonderful, kind and understanding rheumatologist.
Dr. Keith is the most understanding, caring and beyond a great doctor. If it wasn't for him I'm not sure where my son's diagnosis would stand
We always love our check ups with Dr Kietz!
Dr Kietz is one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever met. he is warm, caring and knowledgable.
Everyone we come in contact with treat us friendly and are helpful. this includes the reception area employees and the people who work in the cafeteria.
Dr.Kietz is a phenomenal man and doctor. He takes the time to listen thoroughly. He is kind compassionate doctor. We need more like him!
Dr. Kietz is the type of doctor all doctors should strive to be like. He is incredible and we feel so blessed to have him taking care of our daughter.
Dr. Keitz is wonderful. He is the only physician we have found to date who understand my daughter's illness. He listens to her, and allows her to help make decisions about treatment and medicine. He validates her feelings which is very important to us.
Dr. Kietz is the best. He takes time to explain everything and never rushes us. He is genuinely interested in the patients and he is very personable.
Dr Keitz was very informative and helpful and made me feel at ease with my sons diagnosis. He was kind and considerate of all my questions. Thank you.
Dr. Kietz is a wonderful doctor and I couldn't ask for better care for my child!
dr Kietz is an exceptional listener, thorough & very caring.
Dr. Kietz has been absolutely wonderful in caring for our daughter.
Thank you for being such a professional and dedicated health system.
Dr. Kietz is a kind and compassionate doctor who takes my medical conditions and my daily pain level very seriously. He addresses all concerns I may have and works with me to improve and update my treatment plan.
Dr Keitz is just wonderful for my daughter.He cares for her on her level.I can't say enough on how good he is
Dr. Kietz and his office staff have always been incredible to work with and I couldn't be happier with their services
Dr Kietz has excellent bedside manner and I feel confident with his care.
This Doctor is MORE than amazing, I speak highly of him AND recommend him often !
Dr Keitz is wonderful. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Kietz is a exceptional doctor. I can't say enough about his dedication, care and concern for his patients. He listens very carefully to every question or concern that we have about our son's health. He works all hours of the day and night. It is not uncommon for him to pop into the hospital room at 10pm on a Friday. I truly believe that his care of our son is the reason why he is doing so well. We all think Dr. Kietz is the greatest!
This is one of the best doctors that we have seen . He is the nicest, most attentive and experienced dorcot on his field. Congratulations on your outstanding staff!!
Dr. Keith was the first provider that actually listened to all of my child's symptoms. He took his time and explained his thoughts thoroughly.
Dr. Kietz is the best. We refuse to take out daughter to anyone else. We have a bit of a drive to get there but definitely worth it. He really cares about my daughter and we adore him. He plays with her and she feels comfortable with him. If he were to leave we would follow.
Dr Keitz is wonderful.
Very kind and answers questions thoroughly
Dr. Kietz is the best rheumatologist, hands down. He is always working very hard to make sure his patients are taken care of and listens to all of their concerns. I always enjoy visiting him even if it's for a medical condition.
Dr. Kietz is amazing! He talks to our son, and includes him in decision making processes regarding his arthritis. He goes out of his way to make us feel welcome, and we look forward to our visit every 3-4 months.
Your staff is always excellent.
Dr. Keitz is an amazing doctor. He really cares about his patients and their care. Espically my daughter.
Dr Keitz and Dr Nischal went above and beyond. We are so pleased with the care and the compassion they exemplified. We could not have asked two better doctors!
The doctor listened and diagnosed the problem to my satisfaction, explained everything and I left knowing it was the BEST diagnosis and treatment for my injury at this time.
The best doctor in the world he has such compassion and love for his patients.
Dr. Kietz is amazing doctor who deserves to be praised. I would suggest him to any person in need of a rheumatologist. He is intelligent, empathetic, kind, and patient. I'm sure he cares for every patient the way he cares for me, and that is like I am his only patient. He always remembers my interests and hobbies as soon as he comes in the room. It makes visiting the doctors seem not so bad.
we are very pleased with all the care our son has received. exceptional doctors
Dr Kietz is such a caring doctor. He always goes above and beyond to make my child feel comfortable and answer all of our questions.
Dr. Keitz is simply the best. He has a way of making my child feel safe and normal and healthy and empowered to care for her health. He cares for the whole child and it is impressive.
We couldn't be more pleased with having Dr. Keitz as our rheumatologist. He has been treating my son for 12 years and his level of professionalism and expertise is invaluable. His compassion and knowledge is what we value with every visit. Never respected a doctor as much as Dr. Daniel Keitz.
Dr. Kietz is great
Dr. Kietz is absolutely wonderful with both of my children. He takes a considerable amount of time with them, talks directly to them and makes them feel comfortable. He is one of the best doctor's I have met so far that is good with children and adults also.
WOW! Your health system has restored my faith in the medical field! Even though we do need to travel to get to the appointments, ever mile is worth it! The professionalism that is exuded by Children's Hospital should be replicated through EVERY health system! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
my daughter has a serious chronic disease that was recently diagnosed in June of this year. My wife and I were not prepared to raise a child with such serious needs. The emotional strain on us was tremendous. Dr. Kietz and the nurses have been a true blessing. They are always responsive and understanding. They take time to educate us and care for our and our daughter's mental and emotional health. I could not imagine going through this alone. Hearing that news from the Doctor when she was diagnosed was, without doubt, the worst moment of my life. The way he handled the situation was without flaw. He is a patient, kind, informed, compassionate, man.
My daughter and I think he's a great doctor. She and I have recommended him on several occasions. His demeanor is phenomenal. It's obvious he truly cares. His ability to listen is unparalleled. My daughter values his word medically and philosophically.
Dr. Kietz is the most amazing and patient and kind doctor ever!!!
Very amazing visit
Dr. Kietz goes above and beyond the call of duty on a constant basis. He is the most caring doctor my family has ever interacted with -- with our children, or even ourselves. We cannot commend him enough!
Dr. Kietz spent almost an hour and half with me. He listened to my concerns and took what I said seriously. He is the first doctor that I have been to in years that has listened and not let me leave me with a million questions
Dr. Kietz is an amazing doctor who takes a genuine concern for our son and engages with him and listens to him and his needs. I have nothing but good things to say about him and his work ethic and his positive approach. He is a wonderful human being.
Dr. Kietz is a wonderful doctor, and the staff is very helpful.
Dr. Kietz is a very kind, compassionate doctor and takes great care of our daughter. He listens to her, takes the time to know her, and has helped our daughter to live with poly JIA and control the disease. My husband and I trust Dr. Kietz's judgement and knowledge when it comes to managing our daughter's care.
Dr. Kietz is an incredible doctor. My daughter was diagnosed with JRA over a year ago. We have been working with Dr. Kietz from the beginning. He has been kind, considerate, and always goes above and beyond. I wish more doctors were like him. Even though all the tests were scary and sometimes painful, my daughter was never afraid because she knew she would see Dr. Kietz.
We love Dr Kietz and the staff in rheumatology. It's always a good experience. I love that he talks to my daughter and allows her to take control of her disease!
i am very happy with my dr. and all the staffs
Dr Kietz is by far the best doctor I have ever had. His ability to make you feel like he genuinely cares about your well being is outstanding.
He was kind and caring and very attentive when I was asking questions.
Dr Kietz has been very helpful to our child's well being. he goes the extra mile to listen to our concerns and shows that he actually cares about our son. A+ rating from us!!!
Dr. Kietz and his staff are wonderful!!!
Dr. Keitz is my sons favorite doctor too see. He said because he always makes him feel better.
Dr.Kietz, is a very dedicated doctor who goes above & beyond.
we absolutely love Dr. Kietz! he is one of the most kind compassionate doctors we have ever had the privilege to know.
Dr Keitz is an amazing doctor who is caring and concerned about his patients. He is the very best
Dr. Keitz is an exceptional physician. We have seen him for years and absolutely LOVE him.
Dr Keitz and all the staff are awesome.Miss Pam the nurse is a special someone.My child has Autism and this past visit was the first time she interacted with the doctor.Usually she was quiet and didn't talk.He is just someone who gets to her level and talks with her.I am so happy to have such a wonderful doctor.
Dr. Kietz is the best!!!
I was very impressed with how Dr. Kietz interacted with my daughter. He is patient, caring, courteous and thorough.
Dr Keitz took the time to talk with my son, not at him. He used mine craft as a way to crack the ice, and make my son feel at ease.
dr. Kietz has been my doctor for over 11 years and he has been such a blessing for my family and me.
Dr. Kietz is an amazing physician. We live in Columbus, Ohio and drive to Pittsburgh just to see him.
Dr Kietz is amazing. We have only had positive experiences with Dr Kietz. Dr. Kietz has called us at home in the evenings to answer our questions. Dr Kietz has a way of making our daughter feel extremely comfortable. At our daughters last appointment, he spent over an hour with us. His bedside manner is extraordinary.
dr Kietz is like part of the family, always so genuine and caring! couldn't ask for a better physician to take this journey with!!
The doctor was very thorough with my daughter and listened to everything we needed to discuss
He was so nice and explained everything we needed to know about my daughter care.
He is, without a doubt, the best physician I have ever encountered.
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