The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (New York)

Dr. Norman T. Ilowite is Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Ilowite is currently Chair of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), a North American pediatric rheumatology clinical research network that performs investigator initiated studies in all the childhood rheumatic diseases.


Dr. Ilowite’s research interests include the development of novel therapies for children with chronic arthritis, atherosclerosis prevention in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus, and non-pharmacologic management of pain in childhood rheumatic disorders. He currently is principal investigator on a number of NIH/NIAMS sponsored studies including a multicenter clinical trial of IL-1 inhibition in systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, development of comparative effectiveness research in pediatric rheumatic diseases, and of CARRA infrastructure and databases to improve the quality and quantity of evidence to drive the care of pediatric rheumatology patients. Dr. Ilowite is an active member of the American Pediatric Society, a recipient of the Lewis M. Fraad Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching, and is past Chairman of the Sub-Board of Rheumatology, American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Ilowite is an internationally recognized leader in the field of pediatric rheumatology both in clinical research and education, as well as in excellence in clinical care.




Contact information:

Institute & address: Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, 3415 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
Telephone, Fax 718-741-2456, 718-944-0463


PI’s and Key staff members and expertise:

  • Clinical: Norman Ilowite MD (systemic JIA, dyslipoproteinemia in childhood rheumatic diseases, comparative effectiveness, joint ultrasound)
  • Dawn Wahezi MD (antiphospholipid antibodies, annexin 5 resistance)
  • Kathleen Kenney EdD, PNP (effects of chronic disease on siblings)
  • Jay Mehta MD (medical student, resident and fellow education)