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2024 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees


Tina Chang, MD
UI Health
Medical Honoree

Dr. Chang is a practicing rheumatologist in Chicago and is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. She has served many patients in the area and a few who travel to see her from other states. Dr. Chang believes healthcare is most successful when the patient and physician work together as a team, and she is interested in providing care that integrates into a patient's lifestyle and worldview without sacrificing quality of care.


Katie Schneider
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Adult Honoree

Katie’s rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis process wasn’t easy. She works in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor, so doctors constantly kept telling her that her symptoms were from an injury or overtraining and not resting enough. As time went on the pain and swelling was spreading to different parts of her body and getting worse. A year later, her feet were so swollen that she wore socks and sandals everywhere she went because she couldn’t get her foot into a shoe without agonizing pain. She met with an orthopedic doctor, and he advised her to see a rheumatologist immediately. Her RA is very aggressive and affects all of her major joints from head to toe.