Betsy Kirchner is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her undergraduate 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 Foundation since 2000 in the Immunology department, primarily with Dr. Len Calabrese. 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, immune related adverse events from checkpoint inhibitors, and the effects of nutrition, activity and stress on the immune system.