Dr. Edelheit’s clinical interests are in autoimmune inflammatory disorders of childhood, including the Juvenile Arthritides and Juvenile Dermatomyositis. Dr. Edelheit volunteers with the Lupus Foundation of America and has served on the Committee for the Walk to End Lupus now for the Northeast region since 2018.

She also participates in fundraisers for the Arthritis Foundation each year and was honored by the Arthritis Foundation and asked to serve as the Medical Honoree for the 2015 Greater Hartford Walk to Cure Arthritis.

Dr. Edelheit is a member of several professional organizations including the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) and the Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group (PRCSG).

Education

SUNY at Syracuse Upstate University

Residency

New York - Presbyterian Hospital

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery

American Board of Pediatric - Rheumatology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • Does Diagnostic Certainty Matter?: Pain-Related Stigma in Adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Wakefield EO, Belamkar V, Sandoval A, Puhl RM, Edelheit B, Zempsky WT, Rodrigues HA, Litt MD. J Pediatr Psychol. 2023 Apr 20;48(4):341-351. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsac092. PMID: 36892594
  • Correction: Stoll et al. Impact of HLA-B27 and Disease Status on the Gut Microbiome of the Offspring of Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients. Children 2022, 9, 569. Stoll ML, DeQuattro K, Li Z, Sawhney H, Weiss PF, Nigrovic PA, Wright TB, Schikler K, Edelheit B, Morrow CD, Reveille JD, Brown MA, Gensler LS. Children (Basel). 2022 Aug 2;9(8):1158. doi: 10.3390/children9081158.PMID: 36010158
  • Stoll ML, DeQuattro K, Li Z, Sawhney H, Weiss PF, Nigrovic PA, Wright TB, Schikler K, Edelheit B, Morrow CD, Reveille JD, Brown MA, Gensler LS. Impact of HLA-B27 and Disease Status on the Gut Microbiome of the Offspring of Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients. Children (Basel). 2022 Apr 16;9(4):569. doi: 10.3390/children9040569. PMID: 35455612
  • Onel KB, Horton DB, Lovell DJ, Shenoi S, Cuello CA, Angeles-Han ST, Becker ML, Cron RQ, Feldman BM, Ferguson PJ, Gewanter H, Guzman J, Kimura Y, Lee T, Murphy K, Nigrovic PA, Ombrello MJ, Rabinovich CE, Tesher M, Twilt M, Klein-Gitelman M, Barbar-Smiley F, Cooper AM, Edelheit B, Gillispie-Taylor M, Hays K, Mannion ML, Peterson R, Flanagan E, Saad N, Sullivan N, Szymanski AM, Trachtman R, Turgunbaev M, Veiga K, Turner AS, Reston JT.2021 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Therapeutic Approaches for Oligoarthritis, Temporomandibular Joint Arthritis, and Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022 Apr;74(4):553-569. doi: 10.1002/art.42037. Epub 2022 Mar 1. PMID: 35233993
  • Onel KB, Horton DB, Lovell DJ, Shenoi S, Cuello CA, Angeles-Han ST, Becker ML, Cron RQ, Feldman BM, Ferguson PJ, Gewanter H, Guzman J, Kimura Y, Lee T, Murphy K, Nigrovic PA, Ombrello MJ, Rabinovich CE, Tesher M, Twilt M, Klein-Gitelman M, Barbar-Smiley F, Cooper AM, Edelheit B, Gillispie-Taylor M, Hays K, Mannion ML, Peterson R, Flanagan E, Saad N, Sullivan N, Szymanski AM, Trachtman R, Turgunbaev M, Veiga K, Turner AS, Reston JT.2021 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Recommendations for Nonpharmacologic Therapies, Medication Monitoring, Immunizations, and Imaging. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022 Apr;74(4):505-520. doi: 10.1002/acr.24839. Epub 2022 Mar 1. PMID: 35233989
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Locations for this Doctor

Exterior view of 310 Western Boulevard in Glastonbury

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Glastonbury

310 Western Boulevard
Glastonbury, CT06033
United States

South Hadley Specialty Care Center

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – South Hadley

84 Willimansett Street, Suite 3
South Hadley, MA01075
United States

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Hartford (85 Seymour St.)

85 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT06106
United States

4.7
out of 5

Provider showed concern

4.8

Provider explained things clearly

4.8

Provider included you in decisions

4.7

Provider discussed treatment options

4.7

Likelihood of recommending this provider

4.8

Most Recent Comments

March 3, 2024
Dr. Edelheit has been amazing though our whole journey. She answered all our questions and put us at ease.
November 11, 2023
The doctor listen to [...] and explained everything to her. She did not dismiss any of her concerns. [...]
October 10, 2023
She's the best a d explains everything well and in a way I can understand and also explained to my daughter in a way she understood. She listened well to both of our concerns.
October 10, 2023
She was wonderful! She took the time to listen and understand our story/history with our son. She was very knowledgeable and gave great explanations that even my 10 year old son understood. The amount of time she spent with us was incredible and we appreciate it. We left with a better understanding of what could be attributing to his pain along with a clear action plan.