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Pamela Fitch Weiss, M.D., M.S.C.E.

Pamela Fitch Weiss, M.D., M.S.C.E.

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology
3535 Market Street, Room 1526
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-2547
Fax: 215-590-4750
Education:
A.B. (Molecular Biology)
Princeton University , 1998.
M.D. (Medicine)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2002.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
University of Pennsylvania, 2009.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Pamela Weiss's research focus includes pharmacoepidemiology and outcomes research in pediatric juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and juvenile spondyloarthritis. She has advanced training in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics through the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics master’s degree program. Her research goals are to 1) improve the diagnosis of pediatric spondyloarthritis (which includes both enthesitis-related arthritis and psoriatic arthritis); 2) better define the disease activity of children with spondyloarthritis; 3) develop treatment strategies for children with spondyloarthritis that improve both clinical and patient-reported outcomes.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Juvenile arthritis
Enthesitis-related arthritis
Juvenile spondyloarthritis
Vasculitis

Selected Publications

Weiss PF, Chauvin NA, Klink AJ, Localio R, Feudtner C, Jaramillo D, Colbert RA, Sherry DD, Keren R: Detection of enthesitis in children with enthesitis-related arthritis: dolorimetry compared to ultrasonography. Arthritis Rheumatol 66(1): 218-27, Jan 2014.

Weiss PF, Beukelman T, Schanberg LE, Kimura Y, Colbert RA; CARRA Registry Investigators: Enthesitis-related arthritis is associated with higher pain intensity and poorer health status in comparison with other categories of juvenile idiopathic arthritis: the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Registry. J Rheumatol 39(12): 2341-51, Dec 2012.

Ringold S*, Weiss PF*, Beukelman T, Morgan-DeWitt E, Ilowite N, Kimura Y, Laxer RM Lovell D, Nigrovic P, Robinson A, Vehe R (*co-first authors): 2013 update of the 2011 American College of Rheumatology recommendations for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 65(10): 1551-63, Oct 2013.

Weiss PF, Klink AJ, Faerber J, Feudtner C: The pediatric rheumatology quality of life scale: validation of the English version in a US cohort of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 11(1): 43, Nov 2013.

Ringold S* and Weiss PF*, Beukelman T, Morgan-DeWitt E, Ilowite N, Kimura Y, Laxer RM Lovell D, Nigrovic P, Robinson A, Vehe R (*co-first authors): 2013 update of the 2011 American College of Rheumatology recommendations for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Rheum 65(10): 2499-512, Oct 2013.

Ringold S*, Weiss PF*, Colbert RA, Dewitt EM, Lee T, Onel K, Prahalad S, Schneider R, Shenoi S, Vehe RK, Kimura Y; for the Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Research Committee of the Children's Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) (*co-first authors): Childhood arthritis and rheumatology research alliance consensus treatment plans for new onset polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 66(7): 1063-72, Jul 2014.

Beukelman T, Ringold S, Davis TE, DeWitt EM, Pelajo CF, Weiss PF, Kimura Y; CARRA Registry Investigators: Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug use in the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a cross-sectional analysis of the CARRA Registry. J Rheumatol 39(9): 1867-74, Sep 2012.

Weiss PF, Klink AJ, Behrens EM, Sherry DD, Finkel TH, Feudtner C, Keren R: Enthesitis in an inception cohort of enthesitis-related arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63(9): 1307-12, Sep 2011.

DeWitt EM, Kimura Y, Beukelman T, Nigrovic PA, Onel K, Prahalad S, Schneider R, Stoll ML, Angeles-Han S, Milojevic D, Schikler KN, Vehe RK, Weiss JE, Weiss P, Ilowite NT, Wallace CA; Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Disease-specific Research Committee of Childhood Arthritis Rheumatology and Research Alliance: Consensus treatment plans for new-onset systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64(7): 1001-10, Jul 2012.

Horton DB, Sherry DD, Baldassano RN, Weiss PF: Enthesitis is an extraintestinal manifestation of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Ann Paediatr Rheumatol 1(4): 214-221, Jan 2012.

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Last updated: 11/10/2014
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