Elizabeth C. Ortiz

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
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Areas of treatment:

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Scleroderma
Spondyloarthropathies
Osteoarthritis
Transition from pediatric to adult care for those with childhood/juvenile rheumatologic conditions

Specialty:

  • Rheumatology

Department:

  • Department of Medicine

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

Elizabeth C. Ortiz, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

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. She 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.

Education:

BS, Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1999
Doctor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City, NY, 2004

Internships:

Internal Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2005

Residencies:

Internal Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 2007

Fellowships:

Rheumatology, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 2010

Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine: Rheumatology

Professional society memberships:

American College of Rheumatology
American College of Physicians