Pediatric Rheumatology Education

Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program

The goal of the 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.

The fellowship program consists of 12 months of clinical training at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital. The clinical training consists of outpatient continuity clinics and inpatient consultations. The 2nd and 3rd years of training are devoted to research, with many potential avenues for clinical and basic research available at the University of Minnesota.

For individuals interested in pursuing training in Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of Minnesota, please contact our Program Director, Dr. Bryce Binstadt, at Applications for fellowship training should be submitted through ERAS. Visit the AAMC's ERAS for applicants site to find information for fellowship applicants. We participate in the National Resident Matching Program's Specialties Matching Service (NRMP SMS). The Pediatric Rheumatology match occurs in the Fall prior to the year of appointment (ie, residents apply during late Summer/Fall of their final year of residency for positions that begin immediately following completion of residency). 

Current Fellows

  • Shawn Mahmud, MD, PhD (July 2018)

The Wasie Foundation Challenge Grant

A challenge/matching grant was generously provided by the The Wasie Foundation to support the establishment of our Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota. The challenge/matching grant was approved for up to $500,000, to match dollar-for-dollar any gifts given for the development of the training program.

We are very pleased to report that with the heartfelt support of many patients, families, friends, and corporations, we reached our initial fund-raising goal of $500,000 in December, 2010. We are exceptionally grateful to The Wasie Foundation for their generous support in establishing our fellowship program, and we continue to work with the University of Minnesota Foundation to raise funds to sustain the program.

Let family and friends know about our Fellowship Program and how they can help! For more information, please contact Jen Foss, Development Officer, Children's Health, at (612) 626-5276 or by email at You can also make a gift online.

Bryce Binstadt, MD, PhD
Director, Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program

Where do our graduates go? 

  • Colleen Correll, MD - University of Minnesota/UMPhysicians, Pediatric Rheumatologist
  • Patricia Hobday, MD - University of Minnesota/UMPhysicians, Pediatric Rheumatologist, Associate Program Director of Pediatric Residency Program, and Course Director for Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC)
  • Theresa Wampler Muskardin, MD - NYU Langone Health - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Pediatric Rheumatologist
  • Danielle Bullock, MD, MPH - University of Minnesota/UMPhysicians, Pediatric Rheumatologist

Fellowship Program Contact

Bryce A. Binstadt, MD, PhD
Fellowship Director

Sandra Streff, Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (612) 625-6678