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

Treatment & Services

  • General Rheumatology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS & HIV
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Vasculitis
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About Elizabeth Kirchner, CNP

Betsy Kirchner is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her under graduate degree in English Literature and Medieval Studies from Ohio Wesleyan University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. She is currently working towards her Doctor of Nursing Practice at The Ohio State University. 

Betsy has worked at the Cleveland Clinic since 2000 in the Immunology department. She 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 book chapters and has spoken at select national and international meetings. Her work-related areas of interest include vaccines and the effects of nutrition, activity and stress on autoimmune disease. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - 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

94 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

5 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Mrs. Kirchner and Dr. Gotta have made a significant impact on my well being. I feel I have finally found people that will help me to feel the best I possibly can. I can't thank them enough.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr Kirchner was very open and welcoming to me when discussing my disease state and what to expect

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Betsy Kirchner is really wonderful. I am so grateful for the care she has provided to me for so very long. Every time I go to the Clinic and see Betsy I am grateful for her presence in my life. I am moving to St. Louis, but I will still come back to Betsy for my medical care, although I will probably get a primary care physician in my new home city.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

Elizabeth Kirchner is just a marvelous person. She explained things to me that the Doctor was unable to do.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018

the appointment time was mixed up at the clinic. the provider admitted this. So I had to wait more than one-half hour to see her. but she was very apologetic and courteous and did a fine job.

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