Elizabeth Kirchner, CNP

Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • General Rheumatology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS & HIV
  • Hepatitis C
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Vasculitis
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About Elizabeth Kirchner, CNP

Betsy Kirchner is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has worked at Cleveland Clinic since 2000 in the Immunology department, primarily with Dr. Leonard Calabrese.

Betsy provides care for patients with HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, lupus, and psoriatic arthritis as well as other autoimmune inflammatory diseases.

She is board-certified in Rheumatology Nursing, and is on the Board of Directors of the Rheumatology Nurses Society. Betsy has published several articles and has spoken at select national and international meetings.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH USA


  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialty Interests

adult and pediatric immunodeficiency states/autoimmune diseases

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

45 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

5 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2017

This was the first time I'd ever met Betsy, who was seeing me while my doctor was out of the country. I found her to be very personable and engaging and had a very pleasant appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2017

I usually feel extremely dismissed by NP K.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2016

thorough and informative professional

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2016

Always very informative, also offering to give more information over the phone any time it is needed.

Reviewed on May 2, 2016

My treatment has required adjustments and Ms. Kirchner always explains the changes in a clear manner, and makes sure both my husband and I get all our questions and concerns addressed.

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