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Elizaveta Limenis

Title: Staff Rheumatologist, Division of Rheumatology
Designations: MD, FRCPC
Pronouns: she/her
Phone: 416-813-7711
Fax: 416-813-4989
Alternate Contact Name: Julie Cho
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 407711
Alternate Email:
U of T Positions: Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics


Dr. Elizaveta (Leeza) Limenis is Staff Rheumatologist and an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. Areas of practice and interest for Dr. Limenis include general rheumatology and systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Her other academic interests include teaching and medical education. She is currently the Faculty Lead for the rheumatology training program academic half-day.

Dr. Limenis’ research areas include collaborative studies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).

Education and experience

  • 2017–2020: Paediatric Rheumatology Fellowship, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2014–2017: Paediatric Medicine Residency, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2010–2014: Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2006–2010: Honours Bachelor of Medical Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario


  • 2023: Subspecialty Teaching Award, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario


  1. Limenis E, Stimec J, Kannu P, Laxer RM. Lost bones: differential diagnosis of acro-osteolysis seen by the pediatric rheumatologist. Pediatr Rheumatol Online 2021;19:113.
  2. Limenis E, Alsaleem A, Tam HT, Lahiry P, Neufeld KM, Tse SM. Improved Self-efficacy and Knowledge in Pediatric Rheumatology Among General Pediatric Residents Following the Introduction of a Standardized Teaching Series [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol 2020;72(suppl 4).
  3. Lee JJY, Alsaleem A, Chiang GPK, Limenis E, Sontichai W, Yeung RSM, Akikusa J, Laxer RM. Hallmark trials in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) for the pediatric rheumatologist. Pediatr Rheumatol Online 2019;17:31.
  4. Limenis E, Feldman B, Achonu C, Batthish M, Lang B, Mclimont M, Ota S, Ramanan A, Scuccimarri R, Young N, Schneider R. Proposed core set of items for measuring disease activity in systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. J Rheumatol 2018;45:115–21.
  5. Stephens SL, Tremblay MS, Faulker G, Beyene J, Nguyen TH, Koohsari S, Limenis E, Feldman BM. Validity of the Stage of Exercise Scale in Children with Rheumatologic Conditions. J Rheumatol 2016;43:2189–98.
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