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Robert S. Katz, MD

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
Board Certification:
  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital - Rheumatology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Vasculitis
Research Interests:
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
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  • Rheumatology Associates, S.C.
  • Professional Building
  • 1725 W. Harrison St.
  • Suite 365
  • Chicago, IL  60612
  • Phone: (312) 226-8228
  • Fax: (312) 226-5572
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. A comparison of physician based and patient based criteria for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
    Wolfe F, Fitzcharles MA, Goldenberg DL, Häuser W, Katz RL, Mease PJ, Russell AS, Jon Russell I, Walitt B
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)
    2015 Sep 28
  2. Cross-sectional Neurocognitive Data Do Not Support a Transition From Fibrofog to Alzheimer Disease in Fibromyalgia Patients.
    Leavitt F, Katz RS
    J Clin Rheumatol
    2015 Mar
  3. Fibrofog and fibromyalgia: a narrative review and implications for clinical practice.
    Kravitz HM, Katz RS
    Rheumatol. Int.
    2015 Jan 13
  4. The Use of Polysymptomatic Distress Categories in the Evaluation of Fibromyalgia (FM) and FM Severity.
    Wolfe F, Walitt BT, Rasker JJ, Katz RS, Häuser W
    J. Rheumatol.
    2015 Aug
  5. The Prevalence and Characteristics of Fibromyalgia in the 2012 National Health Interview Survey.
    Walitt B, Nahin RL, Katz RS, Bergman MJ, Wolfe F
    PLoS ONE
  6. Polysymptomatic Distress in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Understanding disproportionate response and its spectrum.
    Wolfe F, Michaud K, Busch RE, Katz RS, Rasker JJ, Shahouri SH, Shaver TS, Wang S, Walitt BT, Häuser W
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)
    2014 Feb 4
  7. Social security work disability and its predictors in patients with fibromyalgia.
    Wolfe F, Walitt BT, Katz RS, Häuser W
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)
    2014 Feb 10
  8. Cognitive dysfunction in fibromyalgia: slow access to the mental lexicon.
    Leavitt F, Katz RS
    Psychol Rep
    2014 Dec
  9. Fibromyalgia and Physical Trauma: The Concepts We Invent.
    Wolfe F, Häuser W, Walitt BT, Katz RS, Rasker JJ, Russell AS
    J. Rheumatol.
    2014 Aug 1
  10. Symptoms, the nature of fibromyalgia, and diagnostic and statistical manual 5 (DSM-5) defined mental illness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.
    Wolfe F, Walitt BT, Katz RS, Häuser W
    PLoS ONE
  11. Identification of myeloid-derived suppressor cells in the synovial fluid of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a pilot study.
    Kurkó J, Vida A, Glant TT, Scanzello CR, Katz RS, Nair A, Mikecz K, Szekanecz Z
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord
  12. How to read an explanation of benefits.
    Katz RS
    J Clin Rheumatol
    2013 Mar
  13. Differentially expressed epigenome modifiers, including aurora kinases A and B, in immune cells in rheumatoid arthritis in humans and mouse models.
    Glant TT, Besenyei T, Kádár A, Kurkó J, Tryniszewska B, Gál J, Soós G, Szekanecz Z, Hoffmann G, Block JA, Katz RS, Mikecz K, Rauch TA
    Arthritis Rheum.
    2013 Jul
  14. The longitudinal outcome of fibromyalgia: a study of 1555 patients.
    Walitt B, Fitzcharles MA, Hassett AL, Katz RS, Häuser W, Wolfe F
    J. Rheumatol.
    2011 Oct
  15. Development of the Mental Clutter Scale.
    Leavitt F, Katz RS.
    Psychol Rep. 2011
    2011 Oct
  16. Fibromyalgia criteria and severity scales for clinical and epidemiological studies: a modification of the ACR Preliminary Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia.
    Wolfe F, Clauw DJ, Fitzcharles MA, Goldenberg DL, Häuser W, Katz RS, Mease P, Russell AS, Russell IJ, Winfield JB
    J. Rheumatol.
    2011 Jun
  17. Do we need core sets of fibromyalgia domains? The assessment of fibromyalgia (and other rheumatic disorders) in clinical practice.
    Wolfe F, Hassett AL, Katz RS, Michaud K, Walitt B
    J. Rheumatol.
    2011 Jun
  18. The development of fibromyalgia--I: examination of rates and predictors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
    Wolfe F, Häuser W, Hassett AL, Katz RS, Walitt BT.
    Pain. 2011
    2011 Feb
    152(2):291-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.09.027. Epub 2010 Oct 18.
  19. Radiological aspects of Gaucher disease.
    Katz R, Booth T, Hargunani R, Wylie P, Holloway B
    Skeletal Radiol.
    2011 Dec
  20. Successful treatment of amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia with eltrombopag in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
    Cela I, Miller IJ, Katz RS, Rizman A, Shammo JM
    Clin Adv Hematol Oncol
    2010 Nov
  21. The American College of Rheumatology preliminary diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia and measurement of symptom severity.
    Wolfe F, Clauw DJ, Fitzcharles MA, Goldenberg DL, Katz RS, Mease P, Russell AS, Russell IJ, Winfield JB, Yunus MB.
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010
    2010 May
    62(5):600-10. doi: 10.1002/acr.20140.
  22. EQ-5D and SF-36 quality of life measures in systemic lupus erythematosus: comparisons with rheumatoid arthritis, noninflammatory rheumatic disorders, and fibromyalgia.
    Wolfe F, Michaud K, Li T, Katz RS.
    J Rheumatol. 2010
    2010 Feb
    37(2):296-304. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.090778. Epub 2009 Dec 23.
  23. Chronic conditions and health problems in rheumatic diseases: comparisons with rheumatoid arthritis, noninflammatory rheumatic disorders, systemic lupus erythematosus, and fibromyalgia.
    Wolfe F, Michaud K, Li T, Katz RS
    J. Rheumatol.
    2010 Feb
  24. Development and initial validation of a self-assessed lupus organ damage instrument.
    Costenbader KH, Khamashta M, Ruiz-Garcia S, Perez-Rodriguez MT, Petri M, Elliott J, Manzi S, Karlson EW, Turner-Stokes T, Bermas B, Coblyn J, Massarotti E, Schur P, Fraser P, Navarro I, Hanly JG, Shaver TS, Katz RS, Chakravarty E, Fortin PR, Sanchez ML, Liu J, Michaud K, Alarcón GS, Wolfe F
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)
    2010 Apr
  25. Normalizing memory recall in fibromyalgia with rehearsal: a distraction-counteracting effect.
    Leavitt F, Katz RS.
    Arthritis Rheum. 2009
    2009 Jun 15
    61(6):740-4. doi: 10.1002/art.24559.
  26. Fibromyalgia, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and evaluation of SLE activity.
    Wolfe F, Petri M, Alarcón GS, Goldman J, Chakravarty EF, Katz RS, Karlson EW
    J. Rheumatol.
    2009 Jan
  27. Value of a complete or partial remission in severe lupus nephritis
    Chen YE, Korbet SM, Katz RS, Schwartz MM, Lewis EJ; Collaborative Study Group
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol
    2008 Jan
  28. Speed of mental operations in fibromyalgia: a selective naming speed deficit.
    Leavitt F, Katz RS.
    J Clin Rheumatol. 2008
    2008 Aug
    14(4):214-8. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0b013e31817a2472.