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Linda Wagner-Weiner, MD, MS

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.

Practice Locations

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

University of Chicago Specialists at Merrillville
99 E. 86th Ave
Suite C
Merrillville, IN 46410

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Pediatric Rheumatology

Medical School

Rush University Medical College

Internship, Residency and Fellowship

University of Chicago Children’s Hospital

Additional Graduate Degree

MS, George Washington University, District of Columbia (speech pathology/audiology)


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

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6169

Office Fax

(773) 702-4766

Office Postal Address

Linda Wagner-Weiner, MD, MS
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5044
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric rheumatology
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Childhood arthritis
  • Vasculitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Scleroderma
  • Musculoskeletal pain

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Wagner-Weiner's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.