Keck School Faculty

Elizabeth Ortiz, MD
Elizabeth Ortiz, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
IRD 431 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
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.

Texas A&M University: National Dean's List, 1998

Texas A&M University: Presidential Achievement Award, 1996-1999

Texas A&M University: Southwestern Bell Scholarship Foundation Award, 1996-1997

Re-conceptualizing functional status through experiences of young adults with inflammatory arthritis Rheumatol Int. 2020 Feb; 40(2):273-282. . View in PubMed

Increased Cathepsin S activity associated with decreased protease inhibitory capacity contributes to altered tear proteins in Sjögren's Syndrome patients Sci Rep. 2018 07 23; 8(1):11044. . View in PubMed

Priapism after tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor use Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Apr; 34(4):801-2. . View in PubMed

Reversal of chronic refractory tophaceous gout with erosions with pegloticase Int J Rheum Dis. 2013 Jun; 16(3):369-70. . View in PubMed

Evolution of classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis: how do the 2010 criteria perform? Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2012 May; 38(2):345-53.. View in PubMed

Later comes earlier, nowadays J Rheumatol. 2011 Nov; 38(11):2287-9. . View in PubMed

J Immunol. 2011 Apr 01; 186(7):4223-33. . View in PubMed

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