Dr. Waytz is originally from Chicago and still roots for Chicago sports teams when his wife and three sons are not within ear-shot. He did his undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis and attended the University of Illinois Medical School. Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship were both done at the University of Minnesota. Hobbies include reading fiction, gardening, music, and a variety of exercise-related activities. He wishes he were a better cook. Rheumatology interests especially include gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis. He has published a variety of medical articles and has been voted a Top Doctor by Minneapolis-St. Paul magazine since inception.