Welcome to Rheumatology

The mission of the UCSF Division of Pediatric Rheumatology is to provide expert quality care to children with rheumatic disorders and unspecified multi-system inflammatory conditions, to train future pediatric rheumatologists for careers in academic medicine, and to advance knowledge through the conduct of research. We offer daily out-patient clinic appointments at UCSF Benioff Children's Hosptial, where patients are cared for by a multidisciplinary team in the subspecialty clinics. The clinical program is highly integrated with a rigorous fellowship training program and a multi-faceted research program.

Training

The Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program at UCSF is committed to training outstanding pediatric rheumatologists and future leaders in pediatric rheumatology. We provide trainees with a comprehensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of pediatric rheumatic diseases and individualized mentoring with the goal of preparing them for careers in academic medicine.

Research

UCSF is one of the world’s leading centers for biomedical research, with a strong institutional commitment to basic and translational investigation in human diseases. Our faculty are engaged in a variety of research projects in rheumatology, and trainees can draw on the expertise of these investigators and other world-class researchers at UCSF.

Clinical Services

Our specialized clinics provide evaluation and treatment for rheumatic diseases, such as dermatomyositis, juvenile idiopathic (rheumatoid) arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile dermatomyositis, vasculitis and scleroderma. The treatment team includes pediatric rheumatologists, physical and occupational therapists, social workers and nurses, who coordinate community-based follow-up services when needed. We also perform evaluations of children with diverse musculoskeletal complaints, fevers of unknown origin and multisystemic diseases.