A Letter from Dr. Katz

Dear Patient:

We wish you a happy and healthy 2020.

Our goal is to render you expert, compassionate care.

Because of new medications in rheumatology, we can now help so many people. “You gave me my life back” is a comment we hear often.

Dr. Ben Small, Dr. Katz’s son-in-law, joined Rheumatology Associates. He grew up in New York, graduated from Brown University and Rush Medical College, and completed his training at the University of Illinois for a rheumatology fellowship.

Dr. Katz’s daughter, Dr. Alexandra Katz-Small, will also join the practice this July. She is completing her fellowship in rheumatology at Rush. Dr. Katz Small went to the University of Pennsylvania undergraduate, the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Dr Katz is not retiring, at least til 2035.

If you have any questions, such as out-of-network insurance, changing plans or new insurance, don’t hesitate to call Alice or Geri.

We accomplished a lot in 2019.

Dr. Katz is the editor of a new book from Springer Publishing entitled Diagnostic Radiology of the Rheumatic Diseases. Dr. Small contributed by co-authoring a chapter in the book. Dr. Katz presented 9 research papers at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual scientific meeting in Atlanta in November, and he has written approximately 400 scientific research papers and abstracts for medical journals. Dr. Small co-authored 8 studies presented at this year’s ACR meeting. Dr. Katz has received the Master Award from the American College of Rheumatology, the organization’s highest honor. He is included in Chicago Magazine’s Top Doctors edition, as he has been for each of the past 20 years, where only 5 rheumatologists are chosen. He is listed in the top 1 percent of rheumatologists nationally in U.S. News & World Report and in each of Castle-Connolly’s editions of Top Doctors.

Dr. Katz is a professor of medicine at Rush and Northwestern Medical Schools, and we have offices at both locations. Dr. Small was appointed to the medical staff of Northwestern and he also sees patients at both Rush and Northwestern.

We will continue to do our best to take care of you. Promise.

Happy Holidays!

Robert S Katz, MD,
Ben Small, MD

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