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James S. Grober , MD

Senior Attending Physician
Department of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology

Contact Information

 847.570.2503
 847.570.1123 Fax
mailto:jgrober@northshore.org

Education

  • Undergraduate: 1975-1979  A. B. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Medical School: 1979-1983 M.D. Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Residency: 1983-1986 Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Fellowship: 1988-1990  Fellow in Rheumatology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Board Certification

  • 1984       National Board of Medicine Examiners
  • 1987       American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
  • 1990       American Board of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology)
  • 2000       American Board of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology), Recertification
  • 2010       American Board of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology), Recertification

Research and Academic Interests

Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis.

Career Summary

  • (1986-1987)  Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • (1986-1988) Attending Physician, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT and West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center, West Haven, CT
  • (1987-1988)  Instructor in Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT and Director, Primary Care Practice, West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center, West Haven, CT
  • (1990-1991) Attending Physician, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • (1990-1991)  Lecturer, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • (1991-1994) Assistant Attending Physician, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL and Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview, IL
  • (1991-1996)  Instructor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • (1993-2000)  Teaching Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Evanston Hospital
  • (1994-1995) Associate Attending Physician, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL and Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview, IL
  • (1995-1997) Attending Physician, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL and Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview, IL
  • (1996-2009)  Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • (1997-present) Senior Attending Physician, Evanston Hospital, Evanston IL, Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview, IL, Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, IL and Skokie Hospital, Skokie, IL
  • (1998-2005)  Deputy Head, Division of Rheumatology, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
  • (2005-2008)  Head, Division of Rheumatology, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
  • (2008- present)  Head, Division of Rheumatology, NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • (2009- present)  Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Honors and Awards

  • (1979)   Phi Beta Kappa
  • (1979)   Abram L. Harris Achievement Prize
  • (1983)   Alpha Omega Alpha
  • (1985)   Yale Housestaff Teaching Award
  • (1989)   National Research Service Aware
  • (1990)   Central Region Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology
  • (1991)   American Federation for Clinical Research Trainee Travel Award
  • (1991)   Senior Rheumatology Scholar Aware, American College of Rheumatology
  • (2001)   Chicago Magazine “Top Doctors”
  • (2003-2005) One of Top Performers (in top 5% of scores out of approx. 400 physicians), Patient Loyalty Survey, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Medical Group
  • (2006)   1 of 10 Top Scoring Practices, Patient Loyalty Survey, NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group
  • (2007-2008) 1 of 50 Top Performers (out of approx. 500 physicians), Patient Loyalty Survey, NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group
  • (2010)   1 of 20 Top Scoring Practices (total 155 practices, >600 physicians), Patient Loyalty Survey, NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group
  • (2011)   1 of 13 Top Scoring Practices (total 163 practices, > 700 physicians), Patient Loyalty Survey, NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group
  • (2013)   1 of 10 Top Scoring Practices (>800 physicians), Patient Loyalty Survey, NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group

Scholarly Work

Publications:

  1. Golbus J, Grober JS.  Methotrexate and a changing approach to the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.  Hospital Formulary 27:904-917, 1992.
  2. Stoolman, LM, Grober JS, Bowen B, Reddy P, Shih J, Thompson C, Fox DA, Ebling H. Selectin-dependent monocyte adhesion in frozen sections of rheumatoid synovitis. Proc Second Int Conf on Structure and Function of Molecules Involved in Leucocyte Adhesion 2:200-213, 1993.
  3. Grober JS, Bowen BL, Ebling H, Athey B, Thompson CB, Fox DA, Stoolman LM. Monocyte-endothelial adhesion in chronic rheumatoid arthritis:  in situ detection of selectin and integrin-dependent interactions.  J Clin Invest 91:2609-2619, 1993.
  4. Laing TJ, Ike RW, Griffiths CE, Richardson BC, Grober JS, Keroack BJ, Toth MB, Railan D, Cooper KD.  A pilot study of the effect of oral 8-methoxypsoralen and intra-articular ultraviolet light on rheumatoid synovitis.  J Rheumatol 22:29-33, 1995.
  5. Gupta AK, Grober JS, Hamilton TA, Ellis CN, Siegel MT, Voorhees JJ, McCune WJ.  Sulfasalazine therapy for psoriatic arthritis:  a double blind, placebo controlled trial.  J Rheumatol 22:894-898, 1995.
  6. Grober JS, Thethi AK. Osteoarthritis:  practical nondrug steps to successful therapy.  Consultant 45:53-60, 2003.
  7. Grober JS, Thethi AK.  Osteoarthritis:  how to make optimal use of medications.  Consultant 43:88-92, 2003.
  8. Grober JS, Thethi AK.  Alternative Osteoarthritis therapies:  a good alternative?  Consultant 43:197-202, 2003.
  9. Cella D, Yount S, Sorensen M, Chartash E, Sengupta N, Grober J.  Validation of the functional assessment of chronic illness therapy fatigue scale relative to other instrumentation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.  J Rheumatol 32: 811-819, 2005.
  10. Yount S, Sorensen MV, Cella D, Sengupta N, Grober J, Chartash EK.  Adalimumab plus methotrexate or standard therapy is more effective than methotrexate or standard therapies alone in the treatment of fatigue in patients with active, inadequately treated rheumatoid arthritis.  Clin Exp Rheumatol 25:838-846, 2007.
  11. Robinson T, Kariuki SN, Franek BS, Kumabe M, Kumar AA, Badaracco M, Mikolaitis RA, Guerrero G, Utset TO, Drevlow BE, Zaacks LS, Grober JS, Cohen LM, Kirou KA, Crow MK, Jolly M, Niewold TB.  Autoimmune disease risk variant of IFHI is associated with increased sensitivity to IFN-alpha and serologic autoimmunity in lupus patients.  J Immunol. 1187(3):1298-303, 2011.

Book Chapters:

  1. Grober JS, Froelich CJ.  Clinical value of rheumatoid factor measurement.  In Teodorescu M and Froelich CJ, (eds.): Advanced Immunoassays in Rheumatology. Boca Raton, CRC Press, Inc., 1994.

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