Faculty

Susan Ballinger, MD

Susan Ballinger, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Phone: 317-274-2172
Email: sballing@iu.edu
Address:
699 Riley Hospital Drive, RR307
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Bio

Specialty

Pediatric Rheumatology

Areas of Interest

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Auto inflammatory Conditions; Childhood Vasculitis; Childhood Scleroderma; Juvenile Dermatomyositis; Periodic Fever Syndromes

Bio

Dr. Ballinger is an experienced clinician and educator whose research interest is developing a multidisciplinary program for children with idiopathic pain syndromes. Following medical school and residency in Pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis, she trained in pediatric rheumatology at Baylor - Texas Children's Hospital under the leadership of Dr. Warren. She has delivered state of the art care to children with rheumatic disease for over 20 years. She is chief of clinical operations in Pediatric Rheumatology at Riley Hospital.

1984 BA, Washington University
1988 MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
1991 Resident, Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children's Hospital
1994 Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

Indiana University Trustee Teaching Award
Indiana University Teaching Excellence Recognition Award


Clinical

Riley Hospital for Children
705 Riley Hospital Drive
Riley Outpatient Center, MSA 3
Indianapolis, IN 46202

IU North Medical Center
11725 N Illinois Street, Ste 450
Carmel, IN 46032

South Bend Clinic
211 N Eddy Street
South Bend, IN 46617


Research & Grants


Publications

Articles

Lim, LT; Ruzmetova, N; Ballinger, SH; Moorthy, RS. Acute pulmonary histoplasmosis in a patient with uveitis after infliximab therapy. International Ophthalmology. 2011 Aug; 31(4):349-51. PMID 21842402

Huber, AM; Dugan, EM; Lachenbruch, PA; Feldman, BM; Perez, MD; Zemel, LS; Lindsley, CB; Rennebohm, RM; Wallace, CA; Passo, MH; Reed, AM; Bowyer, SL; Ballinger, SH; Miller, FW; Rider, LG – Juvenile Dermatomyositis Disease Activity Collaborative Study Group. Preliminary validation and clinical meaning of the Cutaneous Assessment Tool in juvenile dermatomyositis. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 2008 Feb; 15;59(2):214-21. PMID 18240194

Huber, AM; Dugan, EM; Lachenbruch, PA; Feldman, BM; Perez, MD; Zemel, LS; Lindsley, CB; Rennebohm, RM; Wallace, CA; Passo, MH; Reed, AM; Bowyer, SL; Ballinger, SH; Miller, FW; Rider, LG – Juvenile Dermatomyositis Disease Activity Collaborative Study Group. The Cutaneous Assessment Tool (CAT): Development and Reliability in Juvenile Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2007 Oct; 46(10):1606-1611. PMCID: PMC2598780

Karmazyn, B; Bowyer, SL; Schmidt, KM; Ballinger, SH; Buckwalter, K; Beam, TT; Ying, J. US findings of metacarpophalangeal joints in children with idiopathic juvenile arthritis. Pediatric Radiology. 2007 May; 37(5):475-82. PMID 17415601

Tarvin, SE; Ballinger, S. Henoch-Schonlein purpura. Current Paediatrics. 2006 Aug; 16(4):259-63.

Rennebohm, RM; Jones, K; Huber, AM; Ballinger, SH; Bowyer, SL; Feldman, BM; Hicks, J; Datona, IM; Lindsley, CB; Miller, FW; Passo, MH; Perez, MD; Reed, AM; Wallace, CA; White, PH; Zemel, LS; Lachenbruch, PA; Hayes, JR; Rider, LG – Juvenile Dermatomyositis Disease Activity Collaborative Study Group. Normal scores for nine maneuvers of the Childhood Myositis Assessment Scale. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 2004 Jun; 51(3):365-70. PMID 15188320

Huber, AM; Feldman, BM; Rennebohm, RM; Hicks, JE; Lindsley, CB; Perez, MD; Zemel, LS; Wallace, CA; Ballinger, SH; Passo, MH; Reed, AM; summers, RM; White, PH; Katona, IM; Miller, FW; Lachenbruch, PA; Rider, LG – Juvenile Dermatomyositis Disease Activity Collaborative Study Group. Validation and clinical significance of the Childhood Myositis Assessment Scale for assessment of muscle function in the juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 2004 May; 50(5): 1595-603. PMID 15146430

Ballinger, SH. Henoch-Schonlein purpura. Current Opinion in Rheumatology. 2003 Sept; 15(5):591-94.

Brunner, HI; Kim, KN; Ballinger, SH; Bowyer, SL; Griffin, TA; Higgins, GC; Mier, R; Passo, MH; Rennebohm, R; Schikler, K; Lovell, DJ. Current medication choices in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis II – update of a survey performed in 1993. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 2001 Oct; 7(5): 295-300. PMID 17039159

Huber, AM; Hicks, JE; Lachenbruch, PA; Perez, MD; Zemel, LS; Rennebohm, RM; Wallace, CA; Lindsley, CB; Passo, MH; Ballinger, SH; Bowyer, SL; Reed, AM; White, PH; Katona, IM; Miller, FW; Rider, LG; Feldman, BM – Juvenile Dermatomyositis Disease Activity Collaborative Study Group. Validation of the Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire in the juvenile idiopathic myopathies. Journal of Rheumatology. 2001 May; 28(5):1106-11. PMID 11361197

Lovell, DJ; Lindsley, CB; Rennebohm, RM; Ballinger, SH; Bowyer, SL; Giannini, EH; Hicks, JE; Levinson, JE; Mier, R; Pachman, LM; Passo, MH; Perez, MD; Reed, AM; Schikler, KN; Smith, M; Zemel, LS; Rider, LG – Juvenile Dermatomyositis Disease Activity Collaborative Study Group. Development of validated disease activity and damage indices for the juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. II. The Childhood Myositis Assessment Scale (CMAS): a quantitative tool for the evaluation of muscle function. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 1999 Oct; 42(10):2213-9. PMID 10524696

Rider, LG; Feldman, BM; Perez, MD; Rennebohm, RM; Lindsley, CB; Zemel, LS; Wallace, CA; Ballinger, SH; Bowyer, SL; Reed, AM; Passo, MH; Katona, IM; Miller, FW; Lachenbruch, PA – Juvenile Dermatomyositis Disease Activity Collaborative Study Group. Development of validated disease activity and damage indices for the juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies: I. Physician, parent, and patient global assessments. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 1997 Nov; 40(11): 1976-83. PMID 9365086

Ballinger, SH; Bowyer, SL. Fibromyalgia: The Latest “Great Imitator”. Comtemporary Pediatrics. 1997 Apr; 14(4): 140-54.