Dr. Elizabeth Wood Karlson MD Rheumatologist

Dr. Elizabeth Karlson is a rheumatologist in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 26 years. Dr. Karlson accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 55 doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital who specialize in Rheumatology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Rheumatologist: General Rheumatology

Hospital Affiliation

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Ranked #5 in Rheumatology

Education & Medical Training

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1988–1991

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Rheumatology, 1991–1994

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Class of 1988

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Rheumatology

MA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

Alcohol consumption and risk of incident rheumatoid arthritis in women: A prospective study.
Lu, B.,Solomon, D. H.,Costenbader, K. H.,Karlson, E. W.

Improved performance of epidemiologic and genetic risk models for rheumatoid arthritis serologic phenotypes using family history.
Sparks, J. A.,Chen, C. Y.,Jiang, X.,Askling, J.,Hiraki, L. T.,Malspeis, S.,Klareskog, L.,Alfredsson, L.,Costenbader, K. H.,Karlson, E. W.

Risk of high-grade cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer in women with systemic inflammatory diseases: a population-based cohort study.
Kim, S. C.,Glynn, R. J.,Giovannucci, E.,Hernández-Díaz, S.,Liu, J.,Feldman, S.,Karlson, E. W.,Schneeweiss, S.,Solomon, D. H.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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