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About Karen Brandt Onel, M.D.
An expert in pediatric rheumatology, Karen Onel, MD, cares for children and teens with arthritis and other autoimmune disorders. In particular, she diagnoses and treats: lupus, juvenile arthritis, vasculitis, uveitis (an inflammatory disorder of the eye), chronic non-infectious osteomyelitis, dermatomyositis and the periodic fever syndromes. Her goal is to work with the patient and his/her family to create a long-term care plan that will lead to improved quality of life.
Dr. Onel's research focuses on gaining a greater understanding of the causes of rheumatic illnesses, as well as evaluating the safety and tolerability of new treatments. She is collaborating with other institutions to define evidence-based best treatment practices for children with JIA, SLE and recurrent non-infectious osteomyelitis.
Dr. Onel has authored numerous papers, reviews and book chapters on pediatric rheumatology. In addition, she serves as a reviewer for many scientific journals, is on the editorial board of Pediatric Rheumatology and is Associate Editor for Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism.
• Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2014-2021
• Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2018-2021
• New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2018-2021
• Chicago Magazine Top Doctors, 2012, 2014, 2016
• Amgen Pediatric Rheumatology Visiting Professorship, 2014, 2015
• Chicago Arthritis Walk Medical Honoree, 2013
• ACR Pediatric Rheumatology Research Award, 1994
• Fellowship ACR Senior Rheumatology Scholar Award, 1994
• Mitchell Spivak Memorial Prize in Pediatrics, 1989
• Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, 1989
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1988
M.D.Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University1989
Attending PhysicianHospital for Special Surgery
Attending PediatricianNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Professor of Clinical PediatricsWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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