The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology evaluates children with symptoms suggestive of an autoimmune/inflammatory disease or musculoskeletal pain. Presenting symptoms may include joint pain, muscle pain, weakness, rash, and fever. 

We provide comprehensive care tailored to each child. Our physicians and staff include pediatric rheumatologists, rheumatology nurses, a clinical social worker and physical and occupational therapists. This team approach to providing clinical care is directed by faculty rheumatologists experienced in diagnosing and managing childhood conditions, including: 

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is committed to the treatment and study of rheumatic diseases in children. At a time when many pediatric hospitals are unable to offer even a single full-time pediatric rheumatologist, Children’s Division of Pediatric Rheumatology has established one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric rheumatology programs in the United States.

The division’s five full-time faculty and a support team of medical specialists provide communities in western Pennsylvania and beyond with patient care of the highest quality for a wide range of conditions, basic and clinical research to develop new and better therapies and comprehensive educational opportunities to train the next generation of pediatric rheumatologists.

Referral Requirements

Referrals to the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology are accepted from primary care physicians and medical specialists. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed.

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Clinical Studies

  • Rheumatology

    UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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    Scleroderma Treatment Outcome Study

    Development of Clinical Disease Outcome Measures with Biological Substudies for Localized Scleroderma (LOCUS-2)

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