Tal Gazitt, MD, MSc
Affiliate Instructor
Division of Rheumatology

Faculty Information

Biography


Education & Training: 
BS
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
1996
MD/MSc
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, Israel
2009
Contact
Phone: 
(206) 543-3414
Mailing Address: 

750 Republican Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Dr. Gazitt researches the role of the innate immune system in breakdown of immune tolerance in rheumatological conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Clinical Interests: 

Dr. Gazitt’s specific areas of interest include rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory arthritis such as gout, systemic lupus erythematosus, mixed connective tissue disease, and inflammatory myopathies. She has a special interest in managing rheumatological conditions during pregnancy and breast feeding. She also specializes in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in treating inflammatory arthritis.

Publications
Publications: 

Selected:

Greidinger, E.L., T. Gazitt, K.F. Jaimes, and R.W. Hoffman. “Human T Cell Clones Specific for Heterogeneous Nuclear Ribonucleoprotein A2 Autoantigen from Connective Tissue Disease Patients Assist in Autoantibody Production.” Arthritis Rheum (2004) 50 (7): 2216-22. PMID: 15248220.

Hoffman, R.W., T. Gazitt, M.F. Foecking, R.A. Ortmann, M. Misfeldt, R. Jorgenson, S.L. Young, and E.L.Greidinger. “U1 RNA Induces Innate Immunity Signaling.” Arthritis Rheum(2004) 50 (9): 2891-2896. PMID: 15457457.

Gazitt, T., J. Thomason, and G.C. Hughes. “A Missed Opportunity: Tophaceous Gout.” Am J Med (2015) 128 (6): 571-3. PMID: 25747188.
Sohn D.H., C. Rhodes, K. Onuma, X. Zhao, O. Sharpe, T. Gazitt, R. Shiao, J. Fert-Bober, D. Cheng, L.J. Lahey, H.H. Wong, J. Van Eyk, W.H. Robinson, and J. Sokolove. “Local joint inflammation and histone citrullination provides a murine model for the transition from preclinical autoimmunity to inflammatory arthritis.” Arthritis Rheumatol (2015) 67(11):2877-87. PMID: 26227989.

Citrullination in Rheumatoid Arthritis-A Process Promoted by Neutrophil Lysis? Gazitt T, Lood C, Elkon KB. Rambam Maimonides Med J. 2016 Oct 31;7(4). doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10254. Review. PMID: 27824546