Geraldina Lionetti, MD

Pediatric rheumatologist

Dr. Geraldina Lionetti is a pediatric rheumatologist and assistant clinical professor at UCSF. While Lionetti primarily treats patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, she occasionally sees patients at our San Francisco hospital. Lionetti also works throughout Northern California caring for patients who are unable to travel.

Her clinical work focuses on improving outcomes for children with rheumatic diseases through comprehensive evaluations and individualized treatment plans, with the goal of reducing morbidity so they may enter adulthood unhindered by their disease. She also runs outreach clinics to ensure adequate access to care.

In addition, Lionetti strives to give pediatric residents a strong foundation in caring for children with rheumatic diseases and currently is developing a telemedicine program to improve patient and provider access to specialized care.

Lionetti received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She did a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at Stanford University.

Clinics

Rheumatology Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353-7337
For referring physicians:
(877) UC-CHILD
Fax: (415) 353-2466

More about Geraldina Lionetti

Education

Drexel University School of Medicine 2006

Residencies

Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 2009

Fellowships

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, 2012

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Manthiram K, Li SC, Hausmann JS, Amarilyo G, Barron K, Kim H, Nativ S, Lionetti G, Zeft A, Goldsmith D, Kimberlin D, Edwards K, Dedeoglu F, Lapidus S. Physicians' perspectives on the diagnosis and management of periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome. Rheumatol Int. 2017 Jun; 37(6):883-889.
  2. Holzinger D, Fassl SK, de Jager W, Lohse P, Röhrig UF, Gattorno M, Omenetti A, Chiesa S, Schena F, Austermann J, Vogl T, Kuhns DB, Holland SM, Rodríguez-Gallego C, López-Almaraz R, Arostegui JI, Colino E, Roldan R, Fessatou S, Isidor B, Poignant S, Ito K, Epple HJ, Bernstein JA, Jeng M, Frankovich J, Lionetti G, Church JA, Ong PY, LaPlant M, Abinun M, Skinner R, Bigley V, Sachs UJ, Hinze C, Hoppenreijs E, Ehrchen J, Foell D, Chae JJ, Ombrello A, Aksentijevich I, Sunderkoetter C, Roth J. Single amino acid charge switch defines clinically distinct proline-serine-threonine phosphatase-interacting protein 1 (PSTPIP1)-associated inflammatory diseases. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Nov; 136(5):1337-45.
  3. Lionetti G, Kimura Y, Schanberg LE, Beukelman T, Wallace CA, Ilowite NT, Winsor J, Fox K, Natter M, Sundy JS, Brodsky E, Curtis JR, Del Gaizo V, Iyasu S, Jahreis A, Meeker-O'Connell A, Mittleman BB, Murphy BM, Peterson ED, Raymond SC, Setoguchi S, Siegel JN, Sobel RE, Solomon D, Southwood TR, Vesely R, White PH, Wulffraat NM, Sandborg CI. Using registries to identify adverse events in rheumatic diseases. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov; 132(5):e1384-94.

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