Linda Wagner-Weiner, MD, MS

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Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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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

  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Vasculitis
  • Scleroderma
  • Childhood Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Pediatric Lupus

Medical Education

  • Rush University Medical College


  • University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital


  • University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital


  • University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's

Other Grad Education

  • MS, George Washington University

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Chicago Rheumatism Society
  • Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group
  • Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1985

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Rheumatology

Languages Spoken

  • English