Juan Schmukler, MD, is a staff rheumatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. He previously served as chief medical resident at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, from 2015–16 and as a fellow in rheumatology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, from 2016–18.
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Theodore Pincus, MD, is a professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago.
Dr. Pincus is president of Medical History Services LLC and holds a copyright and trademark on MDHAQ and RAPID3, for which he receives royalties and license fees, all of which are used to support further development of quantitative questionnaire measurements for patients and doctors in clinical rheumatology care.
Ethics & Consent
The Rush University Institutional Review Board waived a requirement for patient consent in completion of patient questionnaires, because the questionnaire is a component of routine care, analogous to laboratory tests, for quantitative data to guide clinical decisions.
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