Linda Wagner-Weiner, MD, MS

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Linda Wagner-Weiner, MD, MS

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Linda Wagner-Weiner, MD, MS, is an expert in the field of pediatric rheumatology. She specializes in diagnosing and managing systemic lupus erythematosus, childhood arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, vasculitis, dermatomyositis and scleroderma to provide patients with a better quality of life.

Dr. Wagner-Weiner also is an active clinical researcher who has been a lead investigator on long-term studies supported by leading organizations, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Arthritis Foundation and the Lupus Foundation of America. She is examining responses to biologic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs in children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). She has also studied the use of HPV vaccine in adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus and is currently evaluating the safety and efficacy of this vaccine in children with JIA.

Along with her research and clinical work, Dr. Wagner-Weiner is also a national and international educator, regularly lecturing on pediatric rheumatic diseases. She serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals, including the Pediatric Rheumatology Journal and Arthritis and Rheumatism. In addition, Dr. Wagner-Weiner has consistently been named one of the “Top Doctors” in the city by Chicago magazine.

Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Pediatrics

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Chicago Rheumatism Society
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group
  • Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance

Practicing Since

  • 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Rush University


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Other Grad Education

  • George Washington University,MS

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  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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