Thomas J. Schnitzer, MD, PhD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology


Dr. Schnitzer is a Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean for Clinical Research and Director of the Office of Clinical Research and Training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to joining Northwestern University, Dr. Schnitzer was Professor and Director, Section of Rheumatology and Director, Section of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. He also was Co-Director of the Center for Research on Health and Aging at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Schnitzer has served as medical director and consultant to many institutions, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center for the Elderly and the Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center.

Dr. Schnitzer has written over 100 journal articles, book chapters and abstracts covering the field of osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and pain management. His published works have appeared in numerous journals, including New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Medicine, Arthritis and Rheumatism, Journal of Rheumatology, Journal of Virology, and others. In addition, he has contributed to the Cecil Textbook of Medicine, an authoritative textbook used in the study of medicine.

A board certified clinician, Dr. Schnitzer graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and cum laude with a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schnitzer completed his internship and residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and undertook fellowship training at the MRC Rheumatism Unit at Taplow, England. His Ph.D. degree in the area of virology was undertaken while at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories in London, England.


  • Medical Education
    Harvard Medical School - 1971
  • Residency
    Johns Hopkins Hospital - 1973
  • Fellowship
    Mrc Rheum. Unit (Uk) - 1976


  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology


Northwestern Medical Group

345 E. Superior St.

Ric 9th Fl.

Chicago, IL 60611