A Letter from Dr. Katz

Dear Patient,

I am proud of our tradition of excellence at Rheumatology Associates. I am happy to announce that my son-in-law, Dr. Ben Small, will be joining me in our practice. Dr. Small finished his Rheumatology fellowship at the University of Illinois. He graduated from Brown University and Rush Medical College.

I am also excited that my daughter, Dr. Alexandra Katz Small, is beginning her Rheumatology fellowship at Rush after recently completing her internal medicine residency at Rush. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and will join our practice in two years.

In medicine, there has been a revolution in therapeutics, especially in my field of Rheumatology, which is a fortunate occurrence for our patients. It has been an amazing experience to witness and participate in the development and use of these new, extremely effective biological drugs. As a result, I often hear patients tell me, “You changed my life.” That is the accomplishment for which I am most proud.

Below is a summary of our recent honors:

1. Rated in the top 1% of Rheumatology specialists nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

2. Listed in Chicago Magazine as one of the ‘Best Doctors’ in the January 2018 issue. Doctors are chosen by their peers. I am honored to have been listed in every ‘Best Doctors’ issue of Chicago Magazine for the past 20 years.

3. Listed in Castle Connolly’s guide to America’s Top Doctors and cited each year since the first edition many years ago.

4. Research: Presented 14 original scientific studies at the annual American College of Rheumatology meeting in San Diego last November. We enjoy being at the cutting edge of clinical research. This year we submitted 26 research studies to the ACR annual scientific meeting.

5. Continued to serve as chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of the Lupus Society of Illinois and on their Board of Directors.

6. Received the Compassionate Doctor award and also the Patient Choice award.

7. Received the Master Award, the highest honor given by the American College of Rheumatology

Although insurance is becoming increasingly complicated these days, we can continue to see you, whether you are in or out of network with your insurance policy. You can always call us at (312) 226-8228 and ask to speak with Alice.

Thank you so much for being our patient. We will continue to do our very best to take care of you.

Warm Regards,



Robert S. Katz, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Rush Medical College and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
Master, American College of Rheumatology

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