Martha Rodriguez

Martha Rodriguez, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics


Martha Rodríguez, MD, is a faculty member at Riley Hospital for Children IU Health Academic Health Center. She provides care for children and teenagers with a variety of rheumatologic diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus, childhood arthritis, dermatomyositis, vasculitis and musculoskeletal pain. She has particular interest in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and mental health. She is participating in multiple multi-center studies investigating depression and anxiety in youth with SLE and other chronic rheumatic diseases, as well as ways to enhance effective interventions in patients with SLE affected with depression and anxiety. She is also one of the leaders of the Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and mental health reseach group.  She is the leader in a multicenter study investigating the characteristics of Juvenile idiopathic Arthritis based on ethnicity with centers here in the US and Latin America.


Dr. Rodríguez obtained her medical degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra Medical School, Dominican Republic. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the San Juan City Hospital, Puerto Rico and did her fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of Chicago, Comer’s Children Hospital. She currently holds membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics, AmericanCollege of Rheumatology and The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliances.

Key Publications

1-Intravenous Immunoglobulin in Pediatric Rheumatology: When to Use It and What Is the Evidence.Rodriguez MM Wagner-Weiner L.Pediatr Ann. 2017 Jan 1;46(1):e19-e24. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20161214-01.

2-Demystifying the Positive Antinuclear Antibody Test in Children: A Clinical Review. Rodriguez MM Tesher MSWagner-Weiner LPediatr Ann. 2015 Jun;44(6):e131-5. doi: 10.3928/00904481-20150611-07.






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