Elie Gertner, MD
Chair, Institutional Review Board

HealthPartners Medical Group title: Head, Internal Medicine/Medical Education

Academic title: Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School; Vice Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School.

Education and training: MD, University of Toronto, Canada; FRCP(C), FACP; Certifications in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, and Clinical Densitometry.

Overview/research interests: Rheumatology research, medical education and Institutional Review Board.

Current research activities and funding:

  • Rheumatology
  • Medical education
  • Research Investigator, Rheumatology
  • Publications While At HealthPartners
    selected publications
    Journal Article
  • Continuous IV influsion of anakinra
    Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2023
  • Unique considerations for the management of gout in the Hmong population: examining tertiary encounters at a large regional health care system
    Arthritis Care & Research. 2022
  • A 56-year-old woman with recurrent strokes: a clear case with a therapeutic dilemma
    Case Reports in Neurology. 2021
  • Continuous intravenous anakinra infusion to calm the cytokine storm in macrophage activation syndrome
    ACR open rheumatology. 2020
  • HLA-B*58: 01 carrier status of Hmong in Minnesota: first in Hmong genotyping for prevalence of this biomarker of risk for severe cutaneous adverse reactions caused by allopurinol
    Pharmacogenetics and Genomics. 2020
  • Off-label therapies for COVID-19--are we all in this together?
    Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2020
  • Pancreatic panniculitis in active systemic lupus erythematosus
    Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2019
  • Nivolumab induced remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema in a patient with melanoma: a case report
  • Safety of retrievable inferior vena cava filters in patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome
    European journal of rheumatology. 2018
  • Lupus gastrointestinal tract vasculopathy: Lupus "enteritis" involving the entire gastrointestinal tract from esophagus to rectum
    Case Reports in Gastroenterology. 2017
  • Severe polyserositis induced by the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: a case report
  • A case report of autoimmune necrotizing myositis presenting as dysphagia and neck swelling
    BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders. 2016
  • Susac syndrome with prominent dermatological findings and a prompt response to intravenous immunoglobulin, steroids, and rituximab: a case report
  • Anakinra for the treatment of acute severe gout in critically ill patients
    Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2015
  • Opportunistic computed tomography screening shows a high incidence of osteoporosis in ankylosing spondylitis patients with acute vertebral fractures
    Journal of Clinical Densitometry. 2015
  • Esophagitis dissecans superficialis due to severe methotrexate toxicity
    Endoscopy. 2014
  • Listeria rhomboencephalitis in a patient on a tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor (etanercept)
    Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 2014
  • Opportunistic computed tomography screening for determining osteoporosis in patients with ankylosing spondylitis and spine fractures [abstract#1126]
    Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2013
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement for advanced valvular disease in active SLE and APS
    Lupus. 2013
  • A 45-year-old man with flank pain and inability to ejaculate
    Arthritis Care & Research. 2012
  • Management of severe rheumatological disease in the burn center
    Journal of burn care & research. 2012
  • Safety of arthrocentesis and joint injection in patients receiving anticoagulation at therapeutic levels
    American Journal of Medicine. 2012
  • Acute crystal-induced arthritis following arthroplasty
    Journal of Knee Surgery. 2010
  • Chronic kidney disease is an independent predictor of pocket hematoma after pacemaker and defibrillator implantation
    Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology. 2010
  • Continuing warfarin therapy is superior to interrupting warfarin with or without bridging anticoagulation therapy in patients undergoing pacemaker and defibrillator implantation
    Heart rhythm. 2010
  • Gout in the Hmong in the United States
    Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 2010
  • Addressing the challenges in teaching quality improvement
    American Journal of Medicine. 2009
  • Tobacco screening multicomponent quality improvement network program: beyond education
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2009
  • Vasculitis of the gallbladder: case report and spectrum of disease
    Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 2009
  • Working memory capacity is decreased in sleep-deprived internal medicine residents
    Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2009
  • Chronic septic bursitis caused by dematiaceous fungi
    American Journal of Orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.). 2007
  • Implementing emergency research requiring exception from informed consent, community consultation, and public disclosure
    Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2007
  • Marked inflammation in catastrophic longitudinal myelitis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Lupus. 2007
  • Recurrent pulmonary embolism despite inferior vena cava filter placement in patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome
    Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 2005
  • Minocycline-induced central nervous system-pulmonary hypersensitivity syndrome
    International Journal of Dermatology. 2003
  • Treatment with sildenafil for the healing of refractory skin ulcerations in the antiphospholipid syndrome
    Lupus. 2003
  • Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome associated with L-tryptophan use
    Journal of Rheumatology. 1990
  • Zidovudine-associated myopathy
    American Journal of Medicine. 1989
  • Editorial Article
  • COVID-19 trial co-enrolment and subsequent enrolment [editorial]
    Lancet (London, England).  396. 2020
  • Teaching
    teaching overview
  • Specialty: Internal Medicine

    Education and Training:

    Fellowship in Rheumatology – University of Toronto, Canada

    Residency in Internal Medicine – University of Toronto, Canada

    Medical School – University of Toronto, Canada

    Certification – American Board of Internal Medicine

    Certification – American Board of Internal Medicine-Rheumatology

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