Cory Conniff, M.D.
Arthritis & Rheumatic Disease Management
“I believe the best care can be provided when a doctor truly listens, so that patients are satisfied that their questions, concerns and fears have been heard and fully addressed. This is something that I strive to do every day.
I also believe that it is important for patients to be active participants in their care. My goal is to educate them so that they feel content that we have made the best decision for them together.
I am respectful that a patient may not always desire the most aggressive or traditional treatment approach. Some patients want alternative and complementary options to treat their medical problems, and I am supportive of this.
One of my main personal goals is to continually strive to offer my patients the entire spectrum of Arthritis and Rheumatology care under one roof so that I have all the tools I need to help my patients get better. I also have an interest staying abreast of the newest and latest treatments available and enjoy working to implement these into my practice.
Dr. Conniff received a BA in Biology from the University of California Irvine in 1994 and went on to earn his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School in 1999. He completed both his Internal Medicine Residency and Rheumatology Fellowship at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago and has been practicing clinical Rheumatology since 2003.
Dr. Conniff manages the entire spectrum of Arthritis and Rheumatic disease, but has a special interest Autoimmune Inflammatory Arthritis including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis
Dr. Conniff has expertise in application of musculoskeletal ultrasound in improving the management of Rheumatoid Arthritis and specializes in the non-surgical management of Arthritis and musculoskeletal injuries including the utilization of joint fluid therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma injections.
Dr. Conniff has remained active in medical student and physician education lecturing for the medical students at the University of Illinois Chicago and has served as a clinical Rheumatology instructor for the Hinsdale Family Medicine Residency Training Program in the Western Suburbs of Chicago.
Dr. Conniff has been recognized by his patients and peers as a “Top Doctor” in the Chicago area in Rheumatology.
He volunteers for the Arthritis Foundation and is a member of the American College of Rheumatology. He is also a member of United Rheumatology, which is a national consortium of top independent Rheumatologists.
- BS in Biology, University of California Irvine
- MD, Chicago Medical School, 1999
- Internal Medicine, Univ. of Illinois Chicago, 1999-2002
- Rheumatology, Univ. of Illinois Chicago, 2002-2004
- Rheumatology Board Certification