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Deirdre De Ranieri, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Deirdre De Ranieri, MD, provides care for children and teenagers with a variety of rheumatologic diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus, childhood arthritis, dermatomyositis, vasculitis, uveitis and musculoskeletal pain. She has a particular interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound and is one of very few pediatric rheumatologists in the region who is trained in performing this service. She uses it both for diagnostic purposes and disease monitoring, as well as therapeutic intervention. Dr. De Ranieri's goal is to educate patients and their families and empower them to make active decisions about their care.

Dr. De Ranieri’s research focuses on juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Her goals include further classifying the role of musculoskeletal ultrasound in children with arthritis and working collaboratively with other centers, both nationally and internationally, to validate this technique in the pediatric population.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Medicine Children's at Elmhurst
1200 S. York Street, Suite 3190
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Pediatric Rheumatology

Medical School

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Internship, Residency and Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine


American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Rheumatology
Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6169

Office Fax

(773) 702-4766

Office Postal Address

Deirdre De Ranieri, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5044
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

Fogg M. H., Garry D., Awad A., Wang F., Kaur A. The BZLF1 Homolog of an
Epstein-Barr- Related -Herpesvirus Is a Frequent Target of CTL Response in Persistently Infected Rhesus Macaques. The Journal of Immunology. 2006, 176:3391-3401.

Kaur A., Sanford H.B., Garry D., Lang S., Klumpp S.A., Watanabe D., Bronson R.T., Lifson J.D., Rosati M., Pavlakis G.N., Felber B.K., Knipe D.M., Desrosiers R.C. Ability of herpes simplex virus vectors to boost immune responses to DNA vectors and to protect against challenge by simian immunodeficiency virus. Virology. 2007, 357: 199-214.

Garry (De Ranieri) D, Hansen RM, Moskowitz A, Elias ER, Irons M, Fulton AB. Cone ERG Responses in patients with Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome (SLOS). Documenta Ophthalmologica. 2010, 121(2): 85-91.

De Ranieri, D. I., Onel, K.B., Wagner-Weiner L, Tesher, M.S. (2012) [abstract] Pregnancy and Contraception in Adolescents and Teens with SLE: Are pediatric rheumatologists adequately Screening and Educating Their Patients? Arthritis & Rheumatology, 64 S10 :1897

De Ranieri, D. I., Wagner-Weiner, L., Tesher, M., Bandla, H. and Onel, K. (2014), A101: The Impact of Sleep and Cytokine Levels on Pain Perception in JIA. Arthritis & Rheumatology, 66: S136