Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Children's Wisconsin

Gastroenterology - Children's
9000 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226


Gisela Chelimsky, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Chelimsky was previously Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland where she served as Director of Pediatric Autonomic Disorders Program Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital at University Hospitals of Cleveland. A graduate of Medical School at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Chelimsky completed residency in Pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland Ohio. Dr. Chelimsky joined the faculty at Case Western in 1996 and rose to the rank of Professor in 2011. She is also board certified in Autonomic Disorders.

Dr. Chelimsky has published more than 50 original articles, contributed to 17 books or chapters, and made multiple presentations at regional, national and international meeting. Her work has focused on functional gastrointestinal disorders, the autonomic nervous system and understanding the inter-relations between the brain-gut axis and the co-morbidities that come with these disorders. Furthermore, she has been for the past 10 years a co-investigator in an NIH-NIDDK funded grant in pelvic pain understanding the role of comorbidities and the autonomic nervous system in these disorders.

No conflicts of interest (07/14/2022).

Selected Bibliography:

Chelimsky GG, Yang S, Sanses T, Tatsuoka C, Buffington CAT, Janata J, McCabe P, Dombroski MA, Ialacci S, Hijaz A, Mahajan S, Zolnoun D, Chelimsky TC.
Autonomic neurophysiologic implications of disorders comorbid with bladder pain syndrome vs myofascial pelvic pain.
Neurourol Urodyn. 2019;38(5):1370-1377. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Stewart JM, Boris JR, Chelimsky G, Fischer PR, Fortunato JE, Grubb BP, Heyer GL, Jarjour IT, Medow MS, Numan MT, Pianosi PT, Singer W, Tarbell S, Chelimsky TC.
Pediatric disorders of orthostatic intolerance.
Pediatrics. 2018;141(1). PubMed abstract / Full Text
This paper reviews standard management of adolescents with POTS and also mentions non-standard treatments that only have anecdotal support of efficacy.

Ojha A, Chelimsky TC, Chelimsky G.
Comorbidities in pediatric patients with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.
J Pediatr. 2011;158(1):20-3. PubMed abstract

Kizilbash SJ, Ahrens SP, Bruce BK, Chelimsky G, Driscoll SW, Harbeck-Weber C, Lloyd RM, Mack KJ, Nelson DE, Ninis N, Pianosi PT, Stewart JM, Weiss KE, Fischer PR.
Adolescent fatigue, POTS, and recovery: a guide for clinicians.
Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2014;44(5):108-33. PubMed abstract / Full Text
This paper broadens the discussion of POTS treatment by including the management of patients with fatigue, even those without POTS, and emphasizing multidisciplinary functional restoration of debilitated patients.

Axelrod FB, Chelimsky GG, Weese-Mayer DE.
Pediatric autonomic disorders.
Pediatrics. 2006;118(1):309-21. PubMed abstract