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Linda Wagner-Weiner, M.D.

Linda Wagner-Weiner, M.D.

Linda Wagner-Weiner, M.D., MS, is a board-certified pediatric rheumatologist at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago and head of the juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) care program at our specialty hospital.

Dr. Wagner-Weiner is also an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and an attending physician in pediatric rheumatology at La Rabida Children's Hospital. She has been recognized multiple times as one of Chicago’s "Top Doctors."

She is a member of several medical organizations, including the American College of Rheumatology, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Academy of Pediatrics – Section of Rheumatology Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance. Wagner-Weiner is the principal investigator on multiple studies of medications for children who have JIA. She also serves as an executive board member of the Pediatric Rheumatology Journal and is a reviewer for other journals in her area of specialty.

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  • Undergraduate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. in speech pathology, audiology
  • Graduate, Master of Science, George Washington University, speech pathology, audiology
  • Medical degree, Rush University Medical College
  • Residency, Wyler Children's Hospital, University of Chicago, pediatrics
  • Fellowship, pediatric rheumatology, La Rabida Children's Hospital, University of Chicago