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Linda Wagner-Weiner, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Linda Wagner-Weiner, MD, MS, is a highly skilled pediatric rheumatologist. She specializes in the diagnosis and comprehensive management of systemic lupus erythematosus, childhood arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, vasculitis, dermatomyositis and scleroderma.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Wagner-Weiner has served as the primary investigator on multiple long-term studies. She has examined the use of HPV vaccine in adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus and also has tested the safety and efficacy of medications in children with juvenile arthritis. Her research has been supported by grants from leading industry organizations, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Arthritis Foundation and the Lupus Foundation of America.

Dedicated to educating the medical community, Dr. Wagner-Weiner frequently presents cases at Grand Rounds and lectures at national and international conferences 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 Pediatric Specialists
8528 Broadway
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
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Childhood arthritis
  • Vasculitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Scleroderma

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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.

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