Associate Professor
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director/Section Chief Pediatric

Biography

Dr. Lionetti is a board-certified pediatric rheumatologist committed to treating children, teens, and young adults with rheumatic disease. She completed her Pediatric internship and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and her Pediatric Rheumatology fellowship at Stanford University. She serves as the Medical Director and Section Chief of the Pediatric Rheumatology division at UCSF Benioff Children’s Oakland.
Her clinical work focuses on improving outcomes for children with rheumatic diseases through comprehensive evaluations and individualized treatment plans, with the goal of reducing morbidity so they may enter adulthood unhindered by their disease. Her primary areas of interest include mitigating treatment-related sequelae, auto-inflammatory disorders, improved access to subspecialty care, and resident education. To ensure adequate access to care, she also sees patients in the Walnut Creek outreach clinic and is involved in developing a telehealth program.
Clinics:
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
744 52nd Street, OPC I, 5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94609
Walnut Creek location:
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA

Publications

Amarilyo G, Rothman D, Manthiram K, Edwards KM, Li SC, Marshall GS, Yildirim-Toruner C, Haines K, Ferguson PJ, Lionetti G, Cherian J, Zhao Y, DeLaMora P, Syverson G, Nativ S, Twilt M, Michelow IC, Stepanovskiy Y, Thatayatikom A, Harel L, Akoghlanian S, Tucker L, Marques MC, Srinivasalu H, Propst EJ, Licameli GR, Dedeoglu F, Lapidus S. Consensus treatment plans for periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and adenitis syndrome (PFAPA): a framework to evaluate treatment responses from the childhood arthritis and rheumatology research alliance (CARRA) PFAPA work group. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2020 Apr 15; 18(1):31.
Manthiram K, Li SC, Hausmann JS, Amarilyo G, Barron K, Kim H, Nativ S, Lionetti G, Zeft A, Goldsmith D, Kimberlin D, Edwards K, Dedeoglu F, Lapidus S. Physicians' perspectives on the diagnosis and management of periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome. Rheumatol Int. 2017 Jun; 37(6):883-889.
Holzinger D, Fassl SK, de Jager W, Lohse P, Röhrig UF, Gattorno M, Omenetti A, Chiesa S, Schena F, Austermann J, Vogl T, Kuhns DB, Holland SM, Rodríguez-Gallego C, López-Almaraz R, Arostegui JI, Colino E, Roldan R, Fessatou S, Isidor B, Poignant S, Ito K, Epple HJ, Bernstein JA, Jeng M, Frankovich J, Lionetti G, Church JA, Ong PY, LaPlant M, Abinun M, Skinner R, Bigley V, Sachs UJ, Hinze C, Hoppenreijs E, Ehrchen J, Foell D, Chae JJ, Ombrello A, Aksentijevich I, Sunderkoetter C, Roth J. Single amino acid charge switch defines clinically distinct proline-serine-threonine phosphatase-interacting protein 1 (PSTPIP1)-associated inflammatory diseases. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Nov; 136(5):1337-45.
Lionetti G, Kimura Y, Schanberg LE, Beukelman T, Wallace CA, Ilowite NT, Winsor J, Fox K, Natter M, Sundy JS, Brodsky E, Curtis JR, Del Gaizo V, Iyasu S, Jahreis A, Meeker-O'Connell A, Mittleman BB, Murphy BM, Peterson ED, Raymond SC, Setoguchi S, Siegel JN, Sobel RE, Solomon D, Southwood TR, Vesely R, White PH, Wulffraat NM, Sandborg CI. Using registries to identify adverse events in rheumatic diseases. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov; 132(5):e1384-94.
Geraldina Lionetti, Jonathan A Bernstein, Dirk Holzinger, Michael Jeng, Johannes Roth, Neda Zadeh, Joyce Hsu. IL-1 blockade as a novel approach to treatment of hyperzincemia and hypercalprotectinemia, a possible new autoinflammatory syndrome. Pediatric Rheumatology. 2012 Jul 1; 10(Suppl 1):a87.
Geraldina Lionetti, Sivia Lapidus, Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, Jennifer Frankovich. Autoinflammatory Diseases in the Neonate: Mimickers of Neonatal Infections. NeoReviews. 2010 Oct 1; 11(10):e566-e577.