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Elizabeth Ortiz, MD

TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentMedicine
AddressIRD 431
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9099
Phone+1 323 442 1946
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    Texas A&M University1996  - 1999Presidential Achievement Award
    Texas A&M University1996  - 1997Southwestern Bell Scholarship Foundation Award
    Texas A&M University1998National Dean's List

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    Originally from Texas, Dr. Ortiz completed her BS in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University and went on to complete her medical degree at Cornell Medical College in New York City. From there she traveled across the country to Los Angeles for her Internal Medicine & Rheumatology training at USC within the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center.

    Dr. Ortiz enjoys being a part of this world-class academic institution; teaching those in training as well as partaking in the care of those with complicated autoimmune diseases. She has a special interest in the transition of care from the pediatric to the adult provider for the patient with juvenile rheumatologic disorders and has spearheaded the development of a transition clinic within the LAC+USC Medical Center. Dr. Ortiz also finds time to travel, run and enjoy the multiple cultural events in and around Los Angeles.


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    1. Edman MC, Janga SR, Meng Z, Bechtold M, Chen AF, Kim C, Naman L, Sarma A, Teekappanavar N, Kim AY, Madrigal S, Singh S, Ortiz E, Christianakis S, Arkfeld DG, Mack WJ, Heur M, Stohl W, Hamm-Alvarez SF. Increased Cathepsin S activity associated with decreased protease inhibitory capacity contributes to altered tear proteins in Sjögren's Syndrome patients. Sci Rep. 2018 Jul 23; 8(1):11044. PMID: 30038391.
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    2. Kreitenberg AJ, Ortiz E, Arkfeld DG. Priapism after tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor use. Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Apr; 34(4):801-2. PMID: 25579651.
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    3. Yeter KC, Ortiz E, Arkfeld DG. Reversal of chronic refractory tophaceous gout with erosions with pegloticase. Int J Rheum Dis. 2013 Jun; 16(3):369-70. PMID: 23981765.
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    4. Ortiz E, Shinada S. Evolution of classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis: how do the 2010 criteria perform? Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2012 May; 38(2):345-53. PMID: 22819088.
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    5. Ortiz E, Torralba KD, O'Dell JR, Panush RS. Later comes earlier, nowadays. J Rheumatol. 2011 Nov; 38(11):2287-9. PMID: 22045932.
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    6. Horton HM, Chu SY, Ortiz E, Pong E, Cemerski S, Leung IW, Jacob N, Zalevsky J, Desjarlais JR, Stohl W, Szymkowski DE. Antibody-mediated coengagement of Fc?RIIb and B cell receptor complex suppresses humoral immunity in systemic lupus erythematosus. J Immunol. 2011 Apr 01; 186(7):4223-33. PMID: 21357255.
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