Pamela F. Weiss, MD, MSCE

Pamela F. Weiss, MD, MSCE

Pamela F. Weiss, MD, MSCE, is an attending physician and the Clinical Research Director of the Division of Rheumatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Enthesitis-related arthritis, Juvenile arthritis, Juvenile spondyloarthritis, Vasculitis
Locations: Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley; Main Campus

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Pamela F. Weiss, MD, MSCE, is an Attending Physician in the Division of Rheumatology and a Core Faculty Member of the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness at CHOP, and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Weiss is the recipient of the Arthritis Foundation Professional Educator award (2012) and the Spondylitis Association of America-Jane Bruckel Young Investigator Award (2014). She is also vice-chair of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance’s JIA Research committee.

Her research on the clinical and imaging features associated with early juvenile spondyloarthritis (JSpA) has led to several significant publications, a national reputation in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) research, and continuous foundation and federal funding. She strives to provide superior clinical care for children with rheumatic disease, use pediatric rheumatology as a platform to share her enthusiasm with students at all levels, and make meaningful contributions to advancing the care of children with JSpA through clinical research activities.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY

Internship

Pediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Pediatric Rheumatology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

MSCE - University of Pennsylvania Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Rheumatology
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MSCE - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Clinical Research Director, Division of Rheumatology

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Pharmacoepidemiology and outcomes research in pediatric juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and juvenile spondyloarthritis

Publications

Papers

2019

Morgan EM, Munro J, Horonjeff J, Horgan B, Shea B, Weiss PF, et al. Establishing an updated core domain set for studies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a report from the OMERACT 2018 JIA Workshop. J Rheumatol. 2019 Feb 15. pii: jrheum.181088. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.181088. [Epub ahead of print]

Otobo TM, Conaghan PG, Maksymowych WP, van der Heijde D, Weiss P, et al. Preliminary definitions for sacroiliac joint pathologies in the OMERACT juvenile idiopathic arthritis MRI score (OMERACT JAMRIS-SIJ). J Rheumatol. 2019 Feb 15. pii: jrheum.181115. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.181115. [Epub ahead of print]

2018

Brandon T, Manos CM, Xiao R, Ogdie A, Weiss PF. Pediatric psoriatic arthritis: a population-based cohort study of risk factors for onset and subsequent risk of inflammatory comorbidities. Journal of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, 2018 Oct; 3(4): 131-136.

Chang J, Xiao R, Mercer-Rosa LM Knight AM, Weiss PF. Child-onset systemic lupus erythematosus is associated with a higher incidence of myopericardial manifestations compared to adult-onset disease. Lupus. 2018 Nov 27(13):2146-2154.

Weiss PF, Xiao R, Brandon T, Biko D, Maksymowych W, Lambert RG, Jaremko J, Chauvin NA. Radiographs in screening for sacroiliitis in children: what is the value? Arthritis Research & Therapy, 2018, Jul 11;20(1):141. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1642-8.

Gmuca S, Xiao R, Weiss PF, Waldman AT, Gerber JS. Use of Rituximab and Risk of Re-hospitalization for Children with Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder. Multiple sclerosis and demyelinating disorders. 2018 Apr;3. pii: 3. doi: 10.1186/s40893-018-0035-9. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Gmuca S, Xiao R, Weiss PF, Sherry DD, Knight AM, Gerber J. Opioid Prescribing and Polypharmacy in Children with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. Pain Medicine, 2018 Jun 13. 20(3): 495-503. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny116. [Epub ahead of print]

Chang JC, Knight AM, Xiao R, Mercer-Rosa LM, Weiss PF. Use of echocardiography at diagnosis and detection of acute cardiac disease in youth with systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus. 2018 Jul;27(8):1348-1357. doi: 10.1177/ 0961203318772022. Epub 2018 Apr 24.

Weiss PF, Maksymowych W, Lambert RG, Jaremko J, Biko D, Paschke J, Brandon T, Chauvin NA. Feasibility and Reliability of the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada Sacroiliac Joint Inflammation Score for Children with Spondyloarthritis. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 2018 Mar 22;20(1):56

Weiss PF, Maksymowych W, Lambert RG, Jaremko J, Biko D, Paschke J, Brandon T, Chauvin NA. Feasibility and Reliability of the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada Sacroiliac Joint Structural Score for Children with Spondyloarthritis. J Rheumatology, 2018 Oct;45(10):1411-1417.

Lovell DJ, Brunner HI, Ringold S, Weiss PF, Martin N, Consolaro A, Bovis F, Ruperto N for the Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO). The American English version of the Juvenile Arthritis Multidimensional Assessment Report (JAMAR). Rheumatol Int, 2018 Apr;38(Suppl 1):35-42.

Stoll M, Pierce M, Watkins J, Zhanf M, Weiss PF, Weiss J, Elson C, Cron R, Kumar R, Morrow C and Schoeb T. Akkermansia muciniphila is permissive to arthritis in the K/BxN mouse model of arthritis. Genes and Immunity. 2018 Mar 4. doi: 10.1038/s41435-018-0024-1[epub ahead of print].

Stoll M; Weiss PF, Weiss J, Nigrovic P, Edelheit B, Bridges LS, et al. Age and Fecal Microbial Strain Specific Differences in Patients with Spondyloarthritis. Arthritis Research & Therapy. 2018 Jan 30; 20(1): 14. doi: 10.1186/s13075-01801510-6. [epub ahead of print]

Ringold S, Nigrovic P, Feldman B, Tomlinson G, von Scheven E, Weiss PF, et al. . The Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance Consensus Treatment Plans: towards Comparative Effectiveness in the Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases. Arthritis & Rheumatology. 2018 May;70(5):669-678. doi: 10.1002/art.40395.

Gmuca S, Yu J, Weiss PF, Treat JR, Sherry DD. Erythema Ab Igne in a Teen with Chronic Pain: An Alarming Cutaneous Eruption from Heat Exposure. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2018 Mar 12. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001460. [Epub ahead of print]

Weiss PF, Xiao R, Brandon TG, Pagnini I, Wright TB, Beukelman T, Morgan E, Feudtner C. Comparative effectiveness of tumor necrosis factor agents and disease-modifying antirheumatic therapy in children with enthesitis-related arthritis: the first year after diagnosis. Journal of Rheumatology. 2018. 45 (1): 107-114. PMC5750113.

2017

Kimura Y, Grevich S, Beukelman T, Morgan E, Nigrovic PA, Weiss PF, et al. . Pilot study Comparing Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Systemic JIA Consensus Treatment Plans Pilot Study. Pediatric Rheumatology, 2017 15 (1): 23. PMCID: PMC53877287.

Gmuca S, Xiao R, Brandon TG, Pagnini I, Wright TB, Beukelman T, Morgan E, Weiss PF. Multicenter Inception Cohort of Enthesitis-Related arthritis: Variation in Disease Characteristics and Treatment Approaches. Arthritis Research & Therapy. 2017. 19 (84). PMC28464909.

Kishi T, Rider LG, Pak K, Barillas-Arias L, Henrickson M, Weiss PF, et al. Childhood Myositis Heterogeneity Study Group. Anti-3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl-Coenzyme A Reductase Autoantibodies are Associated with DRB1*07:01 and Severe Myositis in Pediatric Myositis Patients. Arthritis Care & Research. 2017 69(7): 1088-1094.

James K, Xiao R, Merkel P, Weiss PF. Variation in treatment of children hospitalized with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody- associated vasculitis in the United States. Arthritis Care & Research. 2017 Jul; 69(9): 1377-1383. PMC5415438.

James K, Xiao R, Merkel P, Weiss PF. Clinical course and outcomes of childhood-onset granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 2017 Mar. S103 (1): 202-208. PMC5382123.

Brandon TG, Becker BD, Bevans KB, Weiss PF. Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Tools for Collecting Patient Reported Outcomes in Children with Juvenile Arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research. 2017 Mar; 69 (3): 393-402. PMCID: PMC5102825.

2016

James K, Xiao R, Merkel P, Weiss PF. Variation in treatment of children hospitalized with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody- associated vasculitis in the United States. Arthritis Care & Research. 2016 Nov 3. doi: 10.1002/acr.23142. [Epub ahead of print]

Zeft A, Prahalad S, Schneider R, Dedeoglu F, Weiss P, Grom A, Mix C, Pope C. Systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis and exposure to fine particulate air pollution. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 2016. 34 (5): 946-952.

Brandon TG, Becker BD, Bevans KB, Weiss PF. Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Tools for Collecting Patient Reported Outcomes in Children with Juvenile Arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research. 2016 May 9, doi: 10.1002/acr.22937.

Weiss PF, Xiao R, Biko DM, Chauvin NA. Assessment of Sacroiliitis at diagnosis of juvenile spondyloarthritis by radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and clinical examination. Arthritis Care & Research. 2016 Feb; 68(2): 187-194. PMCID: PMC4720597.

Ward M, Deodhar A, Akl E, Lui A, Ermann J, Gensler L, Smith J, Borenstein D, Hiratzka J, Weiss PF, Inman R, Majithia V, Haroon N, Maksymowych W, Joyce J, Clark B, Colbert R, Figgie M, Hallegua D, Prete P, Rosenbaum J, Stebulis J, van den Bosch F, Yu D, Miller A, Reveille J, Caplan L. American College of Rheumatology/ Spondylitis Association of America/Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network 2015 Recommendations for the Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis. Arthritis Care & Research. 2016. 68 (2): 151-166. 

Ward M, Deodhar A, Akl E, Lui A, Ermann J, Gensler L, Smith J, Borenstein D, Hiratzka J, Weiss PF, Inman R, Majithia V, Haroon N, Maksymowych W, Joyce J, Clark B, Colbert R, Figgie M, Hallegua D, Prete P, Rosenbaum J, Stebulis J, van den Bosch F, Yu D, Miller A, Reveille J, Caplan L. American College of Rheumatology/ Spondylitis Association of America/Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network 2015 Recommendations for the Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis.  Arthritis & Rheumatology. 2016 Feb; 68(2): 282-298. 

2015

Basaiga M, Weiss PF, Behrens EM. BIRC4 mutation: An important rare cause of uveitis. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 2015 Dec: 21(8): 44-7.

Sherry DD, Brake L, Tress JL, Sherker J, Fash K, Ferry K, Weiss PF. The Treatment of Juvenile Fibromyalgia with an Intensive Physical and Psychosocial Program. Journal of Pediatrics. 2015: 167(3): 731-737.

Knight A, Weiss P, Morales K, Gerdes M, Rearson M, Vickery M, Keren R. Identifying Differences in Risk Factors for Depression and Anxiety in Pediatric Chronic Disease: A Matched Cross-Sectional Study of Youth with Lupus/Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and Their Peers with Diabetes. Journal of Pediatrics. 2015. Dec;167(6):1397-1403.

Taxter AJ, Wileyto EP, Behrens EM, and Weiss PF. Patient Reported Outcomes Across Categories of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Journal of Rheumatology. 2015 Oct: 42(10): 1914-1921. PMCID: PMC4592479.

Weiss PF, Xiao R, Biko DM, Johnson AM, Chauvin NA. Detection of inflammatory sacroiliitis in children with magnetic resonance imaging: is gadolinium-contrast enhancement necessary? Arthritis & Rheumatology. 2015 May; 67(8): 2250-6. PMCID: PMC4526191.

2014

Weiss PF, Colbert RA, Xiao R, Feudtner C, Beukelman T, Morgan DeWitt E, Pagnini I, Wright TB, Wallace CA. Development and retrospective validation of the juvenile spondyloarthritis disease activity (JSpADA) index. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Dec;66(12):1775-82. doi: 10.1002/acr.22411.

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.

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). 2013 Dec 10.

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. 2013 Nov 8;11(1):43.

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: recommendations for the medical therapy of children with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis and tuberculosis screening among children receiving biologic medications. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Oct;65(10):1551-63.

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: recommendations for the medical therapy of children with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis and tuberculosis screening among children receiving biologic medications. Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Oct;65(10):2499-512.

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. 2012 Dec;39(12):2341-51

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. 2012 Sep;39(9).

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). 2012 Jul;64(7):1001-10.

2013

Weiss PF, Klink AJ, Faerber J, and Feudtner C. The Pediatric Rheumatology Quality of Life Scale: Validation in a US Cohort of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Pediatric Rheumatology. 2013 Nov 8;11(1):43. PMCID: PMC3830514.

Ringold S* and Weiss PF*, Beukelman T, Morgan-DeWitt E, Ilowite N, Kimura Y, Laxer RM Lovell D, Nigrovic P, Robinson A, Vehe R: 2013 update of the 2011 American College of Rheumatology recommendations for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 65(10): 2499-2512, 2013. PMCID: PMC 24092554. *Co-first authors

Ringold S* and Weiss PF*, Beukelman T, Morgan-DeWitt E, Ilowite N, Kimura Y, Laxer RM Lovell D, Nigrovic P, Robinson A, Vehe R: 2013 update of the 2011 American College of Rheumatology recommendations for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research. 65(10): 1551-1563, 2013. PMCID: PMC 24078300. *Co-first authors

2012

Horton DB, Sherry DD, Baldassano RN, and Weiss PF. Enthesitis is an extraintestinal manifestation of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Annals of Pediatric Rheumatology. 1(4): 214-221, 2012. PMCID: PMC3860180.

Weiss PF, Beukelman T, Schanberg LE, Kimura Y, Colbert RA, for the CARRA Registry Investigators. Enthesitis-related arthritis is associated with higher pain intensity and poorer health status in comparison to other categories of juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Cross-sectional analysis of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Registry. J Rheumatology. 39(12): 2341-2351, 2012. PMCID: PMC3513507.

Weiss PF, Klink AJ, Friedman D, and Feudtner C. Pediatric therapeutic plasma exchange indications and patterns of use in U.S. children's hospitals. Journal of Clinical Apheresis 27(6): 287-94, 2012.

Beukelman T, Ringold S, Davis T, DeWitt EM, Pelajo C, Weiss PF, Kimura Y, for the CARRAnet Investigators. Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug Use in the Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Registry. J Rheumatology. 39(9): 1867-1874, 2012. PMCID: PMC3763075.

DeWitt EM, Kimura Y, Beukleman T, Nigrovic PA, Onel K, Weiss PF, et al. Consensus Treatment Plans for New-Onset Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research. 64 (7): 1001-1010, 2012. PMCID: PMC22290637.

2011

Weiss PF, Klink AJ, Behrens EM, Sherry DD, Finkel TH, Feudtner C, and Keren R. Enthesitis in an inception cohort of Enthesitis Related Arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research. 63 (9): 1307-12, 2011.

Poliak N, Orange J, Pawel BR and Weiss PF. Eosinophilic fasciitis mimicking angioedema and treatment response to infliximab in a pediatric patient. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 106(5): 444-445, 2011.

Levya-Vega M, Weiss PF, Spinner NB, Ganesh J, and RP Matthews. Significant Liver Disease in a patient with Y116H Mutation in the MVK Gene. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 155A(6): 1461-4, 2011.

2010

Weiss PF, Klink AJ, Luan X, and Feudtner C. Temporal association in hospitalized cases of Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and parainfluenza infection and incident hospitalized cases of Henoch Schönlein purpura. Journal of Rheumatology 37(12): 2587-2594, 2010.

Weiss PF, Klink AJ, Localio R, Hall M, Hexem K, Burnham JM, Keren R, Feudtner C: Corticosteroids may improve clinical outcomes during hospitalization for Henoch Schönlein purpura. Pediatrics 126(4): 674-681, 2010. PMCID: PMC3518383.

2009

Weiss PF, Klink AJ, Hexem K, Burnham JM, Leonard MB, Keren R, Localio R, Feudtner C: Variation in inpatient therapy and diagnostic evaluation of children with Henoch Schönlein purpura. Journal of Pediatrics 155(6): 812-818, 2009. PMCID PMC2784130.

2008

Weiss PF, Corao D, Pollock AN, Finkel TH, Smith SE: Multiple cerebral aneurysms as the presenting symptom of Takayasu arteritis in a 19 month old girl: A Case Report.  Pediatric Rheumatology 6(4): 2008. PMCID: PMC2248586.

Weiss PF, Arabshahi B, Johnson A, Bilaniuk LT, Zarnow D, Cahill AM, Feudtner C, and Cron RQ: High prevalence of temporomandibular joint arthritis at disease onset in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis as detected by MRI but not by ultrasound.  Arthritis and Rheumatism 58(4): 1189-1196, 2008.

2007

Weiss PF, Feinstein JA, Luan X, Burnham JM, Feudtner C: Effects of Corticosteroid on Henoch Schönlein Purpura: A Systematic Review.  Pediatrics. 120(4): 1079-1087, 2007. PMCID: PMC17974746.

2006

Fitch PG^, Rettig P, Burnham JM, Finkel TH, Yan AC, Aiken UE, and Cron RQ: Treatment of Pediatric Localized Scleroderma with Methotrexate.  Journal of Rheumatology 33(3): 609-614, 2006.

2004

Fitch PG^, Brizzio V, Gammie A, and Rose M: Lrg1p, a Rho/Rac GTPase activating protein, is involved in cell fusion in yeast. Genetics 168(2): 733-746, 2004.

Fitch P^ and Racine AD: Parental Beliefs about the Influenza Vaccination Among an Ethnically Diverse Inner City Population. Journal of the National Medical Association 96(8): 1047-1050, 2004. 

Abstracts

2018

Chang JC, White BR, Elias MD, Xiao R, Knight AM, Weiss PF, Mercer-Rosa LM. Early signs of diastolic impairment in children with incident systemic lupus erythematosus. (ACR/AHRP Annual Scientific Meeting, 2018 Chicago, IL).

Peterson R, Xiao R, Biko D, Francavilla M, Chauvin N, Weiss PF. Magnitude of Response to TNF Inhibitors in Children with Spondyloarthritis and Sacroiliitis. (ACR/AHRP Annual Scientific Meeting, 2018 Chicago, IL).

Groth D, Perez M, Nativ S, Treat JR, Castelo-Soccio L, Weiss PF, Perman MJ, Lapidus S. Tumor Necrosis Factor-α Inhibitor (TNFi)-Induced Psoriasis in Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) (ACR/AHRP Annual Scientific Meeting, 2018 Chicago, IL).

Gmuca S, Urquhart A, Weiss PF, Gerber JS, Sherry DD. The Role of Patient and Parental Resilience in Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome. (ACR/AHRP Annual Scientific Meeting, 2018 Chicago, IL).

Marino A, Davidson S, Weiss PF, Lerman MA. Symptomaticity of Uveitis in a Pediatrics Tertiary Care Cohort. (ACR/AHRP Annual Scientific Meeting, 2018 Chicago, IL).

Ringold S, Tomlinson G, Weiss PF, Schanberg LE, Riordan ME, Dennos AC, Del Gaizo V, Murphy KL, Feldman BM, Kimura Y and The CARRA Registry Investigators. The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Start Time Optimization of Biologic Therapy in Polyarticular JIA (STOP_JIA) Study: Updated Report of Baseline Patient Characteristics and Treatment Choices.  (ACR/AHRP Annual Scientific Meeting, 2018 Chicago, IL).

2017

Stoll ML, Weiss PF, Weiss J, Cron RQ, Elson CO, Morrow C, Lefkowitz E, Schoeb T. Akkermansia Muciniphila May Be Permissive to Arthritis in the K/BxN Mouse Model of Arthritis. (Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium, 2017, Houston, TX). Arthritis Rheum. 66 (Supp 11): S75.

Manos C, Xiao R, Ogdie A, Weiss P. The Association of Obesity with Pediatric Psoriatic Arthritis. (Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium, 2017, Houston, TX). Arthritis Rheum. 66 (Supp 11): S75.

Gmuca S, Waldman A, Weiss P, Gerber J. Use of Rituximab and Risk of Re-hospitalization for Children with Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder. (Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium, 2017, Houston, TX). Arthritis Rheum. 66 (Supp 11): S75.

Ringold S, Tomlinson G, Weiss P, Schanberg L, Feldman B, Riordan ME, Dennos A, DelGaizo V, Murphy K, Kimura Y. Baseline characteristics of the first 123 patients enrolled in the CARRA Start Time Optimization of Biologic Therapy in Polyarticular JIA (STOP-JIA) comparative effectiveness study. (Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium, 2017, Houston, TX). Arthritis Rheum. 66 (Supp 11): S75.

Chauvin N, Maksymowych W, Lambert R, Jaremko J, Biko D, Paschke J, Brandon T, Weiss PF. Feasibility of the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada Sacroiliac Joint Structural Score and Inflammation Score for Children with Spondyloarthritis. (Society of Pediatric Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting 2017, Vancouver, CA). Oral presentation.

2015

Y Kimura, EM DeWitt, K Mieszkalski, T Beukelman, TB Graham, M Ibarra, N Ilowite, M Klein-Gitelman, K Onel, S Prahalad, M Punaro, S Ringold, D Toib, H Van Mater, PF Weiss, LE Schanberg. Results from the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Systemic JIA Consensus Treatment Plans Pilot Study. (ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting 2015, San Francisco, CA).  Oral presentation.

Chauvin NA, Biko DM, Johnson AM, Jaramillo D, Weiss PF. Detection of Inflammatory Sacroiliitis in Children: Is MR Contrast necessary? (Society of Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting 2015, Bellevue, Washington). Oral presentation.

Books

Chapters

2019

Weiss PF, Colbert RA. Ankylosing Spondylitis and Other Spondyloarthritides. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St Geme J, Schor N (Eds). Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics, 21st. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, 2019.

Weiss PF, Colbert RA. Reactive and Post-infectious Arthritis. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St Geme J, Schor N (Eds). Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics, 21st Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, 2019.

2018

Weiss PF, Smith JA. Juvenile Spondyloarthritis. In: Hochberg MC, Silman AJ, Smolen JS, Weinblatt ME, Weisman MH, Gravallese EM (Eds). Rheumatology, 7th Edition. 2018. 

2017

Manos C, Kimura Y, Weiss PF. The CARRA Consensus Treatment Plans for Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. In: Foster H and Brogan P (Eds). Paediatric Rheumatology (2nd Edition), 2017.

Manos C, Weiss PF, Kimura Y. The CARRA Consensus Treatment Plans for Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. In: Foster H and Brogan P (Eds). Paediatric Rheumatology (2nd Edition), 2017.

24. Gmuca S, Weiss PF, Waldman A. Sarcoid with optic nerve presentation. In: Waubant E, Lotze T (Eds). Pediatric Demyelinating Diseases of the Central Nervous System and Their Mimics: A case-based clinical guide. Springer, 2017.

2015

Weaver L, Weiss PF. Henoch Schönlein Purpura. In: Parnam M (Ed). Encyclopedia of Inflammatory Diseases. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2015. doi: 10.1007/978-3-034800620-6_199-2.

Weiss PF, Colbert RA. Ankylosing Spondylitis and Other Spondyloarthritides. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St Geme J, Schor N (Eds). Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics, 20th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, 2015.

Weiss PF, Colbert RA. Reactive and Post-infectious Arthritis. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St Geme J, Schor N (Eds). Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics, 20th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, 2015.

2013

Weiss PF, Wright DA. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis and seronegative spondyloarthropathies. In: Weinstein SL, Flynn JM (Eds). Lovell & Winter’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, 7th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2013.

2011

Brown N, Lieberman SM, Bonafide CP, Linton JM, Rahimi H, Weiss PF. Rheumatology. In: Florin TA, Ludwig S (Eds). Netter's Pediatrics.  Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2011.

2010

Weiss PF. Henoch Schönlein Purpura. In: Shah SS, Frank G (Eds).  Patient Encounters: The Inpatient Pediatrics Work-up.  Malden, MA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 2010.

2004

Fitch PG, DeVore E, Klick J, Burnham JM: Rheumatology.  The Philadelphia Manual of Inpatient Pediatrics. Frank G, Shah SS, Catallozzi M, Zaoutis L (Eds.). Blackwell Publishing, 2004.

Posters and Presentations

Poster Presentations

2018

Chang JC, White BR, Elias MD, Xiao R, Knight AM, Weiss PF, Mercer-Rosa LM. Impact of Pediatric-onset systemic lupus erythematosus on echocardiographic measures of diastolic function at diagnosis. (American Heart Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL). Poster presentation. 2018.

Maksymowych WP, Krober G, Danebod K, Weiss PF, Biko D, Weber U, Krabbe S, Maksymowych M, Cheah J, Bird P, Kogay T, Jaremko J, Zubler V, Chauvin N, Shafer S, Heffernan E, Guglielmi R, Winn N, Francavilla M, Pedersen SJ, Boutrup J, Trinh B, Paschke J, Lambert R. Can Sufficient Reliability of Scoring SIJ Inflammation Lesions on MRI be Achieved using a Web-Based Calibration Module Developed on Principles of Artificial Intelligence? (11th International Congress on Spondyloarthritides, 2018 Ghent, Belgium). Poster presentation.

Maksymowych WP, Krober G, Danebod K, Weiss PF, Biko D, Weber U, Krabbe S, Maksymowych M, Cheah J, Bird P, Kogay T, Jaremko J, Zubler V, Chauvin N, Shafer S, Heffernan E, Guglielmi R, Winn N, Francavilla M, Pedersen SJ, Boutrup J, Trinh B, Paschke J, Lambert R. Can Sufficient Reliability of Scoring SIJ Structural Lesions on MRI be Achieved using a Web-Based Calibration Module Developed on Principles of Artificial Intelligence? (11th International Congress on Spondyloarthritides, 2018 Ghent, Belgium). Poster presentation.

Ringold S, Tomlinson G, Weiss PF, Schanberg LE, Feldman BM, Riordan ME, Dennos AC, Del Gaizo V, Murphy KL, Kimura Y and The CARRA Registry Investigators. An Interim Report of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Start Time Optimization of Biologic Therapy in Polyarticular JIA (STOP_JIA) Study. (European Paediatric Rheumatology Congress 2018, Lisbon, Portugal). Poster presentation.

Ringold S, Tomlinson G, Weiss PF, Schanberg LE, Feldman BM, Riordan ME, Dennos AC, Del Gaizo V, Murphy KL, Kimura Y and The CARRA Registry Investigators. The Childhood Arthritis and Rheuamtology research Alliance Start Time Optimization of Biologic Therapy in Polyarticular JIA Study: Interim Report of Baseline Characteristics and Treatment Choices. (CARRA Annual Scientific Meeting 2018, Denver, CO). Poster presentation.

Oliver M, Weiss PF, Colbert RA, Srinivasalu H, for the CARRA spondyloarthropathy subcommittee. Clinical Disease Manifestations associated with TNF inhibitor failure in Juvenile Spondyloarthritis. (CARRA Annual Scientific Meeting 2018, Denver, CO). Poster presentation.

Maksymowych WP, Krober G, Danebod K, Weiss PF, Biko D, Weber U, Krabbe S, Maksymowych M, Cheah J, Bird P, Kogay T, Jaremko J, Zubler V, Chauvin N, Shafer S, Heffernan E, Guglielmi R, Winn N, Francavilla M, Pedersen SJ, Boutrup J, Trinh B, Paschke J, Lambert R. Validation of web-based calibration modules for imaging scoring systems based on principles of artificial intelligence: The SPARCC MRI Sacroiliac Joint Inflammation Score. (EULAR Annual Scientific Meeting 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands). Poster presentation.

Maksymowych WP, Krober G, Danebod K, Weiss PF, Biko D, Weber U, Krabbe S, Maksymowych M,, Cheah J, Bird P, Kogay T, Jaremko J, Zubler V, Chauvin N, Shafer S, Heffernan E, Guglielmi R, Winn N, Francavilla M, Pedersen SJ, Boutrup J, Trinh B, Paschke J, Lambert R. Validation of web-based calibration modules for imaging scoring systems based on principles of artificial intelligence: The SPARCC MRI Sacroiliac Joint Structural Score. (EULAR Annual Scientific Meeting 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands). Poster presentation.

Chang J, Burnham JM, Weiss PF. Longitudinal Assessment of Racial Differences in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Disease Activity During a Treat-to-Target Intervention. (Pediatric Academic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 2018). Oral presentation.

Ringold S, Tomlinson G, Weiss PF, Schanberg LE, Feldman BM, Riordan ME,  Dennos A, Del Gaizo V, Murphy K, Kimura Y and The CARRA Registry Investigators. The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Start Time Optimization of Biologic Therapy in Polyarticular JIA Study: Interim Report of Baseline Patient Characteristics and Treatment Choices. (CARRA Annual Meeting, 2018 Denver, CO). Poster presentation.

2017

Maksymowych M, Boutrupe H, Cheah J, Guglielmi R, Hefferman E, Jaremko J, Johansson MP, Krabbe S, Kroeber G, Malik F, Pedersen SJ, Shager S, Weber U, Weiss PF, Trinh B, Paschke J, Lambert RG. Validation of Online Calibration Modules for the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada MRI Scores Based on Real-time Experiential Learning. (ACR/AHRP Annual Scientific Meeting, 2017 San Diego, CA). Poster presentation.

Manos C, Xiao R, Brandon T, Ogdie A, Weiss PF. Risk factors for arthritis and the development of comorbid cardiovascular and metabolic disease in children with psoriasis. (ACR/AHRP Annual Scientific Meeting, 2017 San Diego, CA). Poster presentation.

Chang JC, Knight AK, Mercer-Rosa LM, Xiao R, Weiss PF. Use of echocardiogram at diagnosis and detection of acute cardiac disease in youth with systemic lupus erythematosus. (ACR/AHRP Annual Scientific Meeting, 2017 San Diego, CA). Poster presentation.

Ringold S, Tomlinson G, Weiss PF, Schanberg LE, Feldman BM, Riordan ME,  Dennos A, Del Gaizo V, Murphy K, Kimura Y and The CARRA Registry Investigators. The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Start Time Optimization of Biologic Therapy in Polyarticular JIA Study: Interim Report of Baseline Patient Characteristics and Treatment Choices. (ACR/AHRP Annual Scientific Meeting, 2017 San Diego, CA). Poster presentation.

Gmuca S, Xiao R, Knight AK, Weiss PF, Gerber JS. Targets for Curbing the Opioid Epidemic: Predictors of Opioid Use in Juvenile Fibromyalgia Syndrome. ACR/AHRP Annual Scientific Meeting, 2017 San Diego, CA). Poster presentation.

Stoll ML, Weiss PF, Weiss J, Cron RQ, Elson CO, Morrow C, Lefkowitz E, Schoeb Children with Treatment-Naïve Enthesitis-related arthritis have decreased fecal abundance of Faecalibbacterium Prausnitzii A2-165 and Bacteroides Fragilis: A Multi-center Collaborative Study. (ACR/AHRP Annual Scientific Meeting, 2017 San Diego, CA). Poster presentation.

Chauvin N, Maksymowych W, Lambert R, Jaremko J, Biko D, Paschke J, Brandon T, Weiss PF. Feasibility and Reliability of the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada Sacroiliac Joint Structural Score for Children with Spondyloarthritis. (EULAR Annual Scientific Meeting 2017, Madrid). 76 (Supp 2): 471. Poster presentation

Chauvin N, Maksymowych W, Lambert R, Jaremko J, Biko D, Paschke J, Brandon T, Weiss PF. Feasibility and Reliability of the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada Sacroiliac Joint Inflammation Score for Children with Spondyloarthritis. (EULAR Annual Scientific Meeting 2017, Madrid). Ann Rheum Dis. 76 (Supp 2): 469. Poster presentation.

Stoll ML, Weiss PF, Weiss J, Cron RQ, Elson CO, Morrow C, Lefkowitz E, Schoeb T. Akkermansia Muciniphila May Be Permissive to Arthritis in the K/BxN Mouse Model of Arthritis. (Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium, 2017, Houston, TX). Arthritis Rheum. 66 (Supp 11): S75.

Manos C, Xiao R, Ogdie A, Weiss P. The Association of Obesity with Pediatric Psoriatic Arthritis. (Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium, 2017, Houston, TX). Arthritis Rheum. 66 (Supp 11): S75. Oral presentation

Gmuca S, Waldman A, Weiss P, Gerber J. Use of Rituximab and Risk of Re-hospitalization for Children with Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder. (Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium, 2017, Houston, TX). Arthritis Rheum. 66 (Supp 11): S75.

Ringold S, Tomlinson G, Weiss P, Schanberg L, Feldman B, Riordan ME, Dennos A, DelGaizo V, Murphy K, Kimura Y. Baseline characteristics of the first 123 patients enrolled in the CARRA Start Time Optimization of Biologic Therapy in Polyarticular JIA (STOP-JIA) comparative effectiveness study. (Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium, 2017, Houston, TX). Arthritis Rheum. 66 (Supp 11): S75.

Chauvin N, Maksymowych W, Lambert R, Jaremko J, Biko D, Paschke J, Brandon T, Weiss PF. Feasibility of the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada Sacroiliac Joint Structural Score and Inflammation Score for Children with Spondyloarthritis. (Society of Pediatric Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting 2017, Vancouver, CA). Oral presentation.

2016

Chauvin N, Maksymowych W, Lambert R, Jaremko J, Biko D, Paschke J, Brandon T, Weiss PF. Feasibility and Reliability of the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada Sacroiliac Joint Structural Score for Children with Spondyloarthritis. (ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting 2016, Washington D.C.). Poster presentation.

Chauvin N, Maksymowych W, Lambert R, Jaremko J, Biko D, Paschke J, Brandon T, Weiss PF. Feasibility and Reliability of the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada Sacroiliac Joint Inflammation Score for Children with Spondyloarthritis. (ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting 2016, Washington D.C.). Poster presentation.

Manos C, Xiao R, Ogdie A, Brandon T, Weiss PF. Comorbidities Associated with Pediatric Psoriatic Arthritis. (ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting 2016, Washington D.C.). Poster presentation.

James K, Xiao R, Merkel P, Weiss PF. Initiation of Dialysis in Pediatric ANCA-Associated Vasculitis. (ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting 2016, Washington D.C.). Poster presentation.

Gmuca S, Xiao R, Gerber JS, Weiss PF. Neuromyelitis Optica and Systemic Autoimmunity: Patient Characteristics and Treatment Patterns Among Rheumatologists. (ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting 2016, Washington D.C.). Poster presentation.

Stoll ML, Weiss PF, Weiss J, Cron RQ, Elson CO, Morrow C, Lefkowitz E, Schoeb T. Human Gut Microbial Species Correlate with Arthritis in the K/BxN Mouse Model. (ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting 2016, Washington D.C.). Poster presentation.

Kishi T, Mammen AL, Pak K, Barilllas-Arias L, Henrickson M, McCarthy PL, Shaham B, Weiss PF, Horkayne-Szekaly I, Miller FW, Rider LG for the Childhood Myositis Heterogeneity Study group. Characterization of anti-HMGCR Autoantibodies in Juvenile Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies. (ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting 2016, Washington D.C.). Poster presentation.

Lectures by Invitation

2018

Weiss PF. American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific  Meeting, “Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Pediatric Spondylitis”, Chicago, IL. 2018.

Weiss PF. American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, “Pediatrics Clinical Research Year in Review”, Chicago, IL. 2018.

Weiss PF. Pennsylvania Rheumatology Society 5th Annual Scientific meeting, “Henoch Schonlein Purpura: Update on Diagnosis and Treatment”, Hershey, PA. 2018.

Weiss PF. 35th Annual Brazilian Congress of Rheumatology, “Challenges in the classification of axial disease in children”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2018.

Weiss PF. 35th Annual Brazilian Congress of Rheumatology, “Diagnosis and treatment of juvenile spondyloarthritis”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2018.

Weiss PF. 35th Annual Brazilian Congress of Rheumatology, “Advanced Imaging for spondyloarthritis”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2018.

Weiss PF. Rheumatology Research Foundation Investigator’s Meeting, “Sacroiliitis in children with SpA, development of measurement tools”, San Francisco, CA. 2018.

Weiss PF. Childhood Arthritis Research and Rheumatology Alliance annual scientific meeting, “SPARCC sacroiliac inflammation and structural scores: feasibility and reliability for pediatric cases”, Denver, CO. 2018.

Weiss PF. Childhood Arthritis Research and Rheumatology Alliance annual scientific meeting, “Primer on Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis for research coordinators”, Denver, CO. 2018.

2017

Weiss PF. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting State-Of-The-Art Lecture, “Update on Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Spondyloarthritis”, San Diego, CA. 

2016

Weiss PF. Pediatric Perspective on Axial Spondyloarthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis. Psoriasis Foundation-GRAPPA Educational Symposium on Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis; 2016; New York City, NY.

Weiss Pf. Spondyloarthritis in Children: Optimizing Evaluation and Outcomes. Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Research Seminar; 2016; Bronx, NY.

Weiss PF. Spondyloarthritis: A Primer for Parents. Arthritis Foundation National Juvenile Arthritis Conference; 2016; Philadelphia, PA.

Weiss P. Juvenile Spondyloarthritis. Rheumatology CHOP CME; 2016; Glen Mills, PA.

Weiss PF. Challenges in Pediatric Spondyloarthritis: Axial disease. Panamerican League of Associations for Rheumatology (PANLAR); 2016; Panama City, Panama.

Weiss PF. The Role of HLA-B27 misfolding and the TH17 axis in SpA. Panamerican League of Associations for Rheumatology (PANLAR); 2016; Panama City, Panama.

Awards and Honors

2014, Spondylitis Association of America-Jane Bruckel Young Investigator Award
2012, Arthritis Foundation Professional Educator Award
2008, American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award
2005, American College of Rheumatology/ Research Education Fund Medical and Pediatric Resident Research Award
2002, American Women's Medical Association Janet M. Glasgow Achievement Citation, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
2001, Alpha Omega Alpha, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1998, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Princeton University
1998, E.R. Squibb and Sons Senior Thesis Prize of Contribution of Scientific Research, Princeton University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2017-2018, Editor-in-Chief, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis @ Point of Care

Editorial Board

Arthritis Research & Therapy (2016- present)
Arthritis Care & Research (2016-2018)
Journal of Rheumatology (2015- present)

Peer Reviewer

Up To Date- Henoch Schönlein Purpura
Enthesitis Related Arthritis

Ad hoc Reviewer

Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Arthritis Care and Research
Arthritis and Rheumatology
Arthritis Research and Therapy
JAMA Pediatrics
Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Journal of Rheumatology
Rheumatology
Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Care
Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatric Rheumatology

Academic and Institutional Committees

2019, Biostatistics Steering Review Committee
2018-present, Clinical Grant Proposal Success (GPS) Committee
2017-present, Research Education Programs Advisory Committee (REPAC)
2017-present, Clinical Trials Research Affinity Group, Chair
2015-present, Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology Admissions Committee
2015-present, School of Medicine Clinical Epidemiology Curriculum Committee
2014-present, K Grant Advisory Committee
2014-present, Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania
2013-present, Rheumatology Scientific Review Committee
2013-present, Rheumatology Fellowship Performance Evaluation Committee
2009-present, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness Pilot Grant Selection Committee
2008-present, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness Scientific Review Committee
2008-present, Rheumatology Fellow Scholarship Oversight Committee

Leadership and Memberships

CHOP Clinical Trials Research Affinity Group, Advisory committee member
Alpha Omega Alpha
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Rheumatology
Arthritis Foundation
Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance
 - 2016-2019, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Research Committee, Chair
Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA)
Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group (PRCSG)
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society
Spondylitis Association of America
 - 2018-present, Medical and Scientific Board
SPondyloArthritis Research & Treatment Network (SPARTAN)
 - 2019-2020, Chair, Pre-meeting Trainee Symposium for SPARTAN annual meeting
 - 2018-present, Board