Professor, Pediatrics (Rheumatology), Einstein
Chief, Pediatric Rheumatology, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Dr. Ilowite is an expert in pediatric rheumatology. He is working on new treatments for children with chronic arthritis and on strategies for preventing plaque buildup (atherosclerosis) in the arteries of children who have the autoimmune disorder lupus. Dr. Ilowite is also developing ways that children with rheumatic disorders can control their pain without the need for drugs.
Dr. Ilowite serves as chair of the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance, a clinical research network that performs investigator-initiated studies in pediatric rheumatic diseases. He is principal investigator on a number of NIH-sponsored projects, including studies of the use of interleukin-1 in juvenile idiopathic arthritis and comparative effectiveness research in pediatric rheumatic diseases. He is a recipient of the Lewis M. Fraad Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching at Montefiore and past chairman of the Sub-Board of Rheumatology of the American Board of Pediatrics.
Juvenile dermatomyositis, Localized scleroderma, Lyme arthritis, Systemic sclerosis, Systemic vasculitis in children