Tal Gazitt, MD, MSc
Affiliate Instructor
Division of Rheumatology

Faculty Information


Education & Training: 
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, Israel
(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.



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