Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
Specializing in patient care, professional education, and research related to children with rheumatic diseases
Pediatric Rheumatology is the specialty focused on the evaluation and care of children with arthritis and related diseases.
There are 80 or more conditions that can be associated with arthritis symptoms, and it is estimated that 300,000 children in the U.S. have one of these conditions.
Although many problems are temporary, prompt identification and appropriate treatment of the more serious or chronic conditions is essential to prevent lifelong damage and consequent pain or disabilities.
The activities of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology include:
- Evaluation and care of children as outpatients and inpatients who are suspected to have a rheumatic disease,
- Education of students, residents, fellows, physicians, nurses, and therapists regarding pediatric rheumatic diseases, and
- Clinical, translational, and basic research regarding rheumatic diseases in collaboration with other centers in the U.S. and worldwide.
The goal of our Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program is to train new specialists that can advance patient care, professional education, and research for arthritis and other rheumatic conditions for the benefit of the estimated 6,400 affected children in our area, and children elsewhere.
Your child may be eligible to participate in a research project that will help increase our understanding of childhood rheumatic diseases.