About the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology

A Leader in Pediatric Medicine

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is a recognized leader in pediatric medicine. Quality patient care and advanced research consistently place Children’s among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals as reported by U.S. News & World Report, and one of the top institutions in funding from the National Institutes of Health. In May 2009, Children's new campus in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh opened, complete with a new, state-of-the-art hospital and a new 300,000-square-foot research facility.

The medical and research staff at Children’s Hospital comprise the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, recognized as one of the leading biomedical institutions in the nation.

Education and Training Program

Training tomorrow’s pediatric rheumatologists is an important part of the division’s mission. The division takes full advantage of its strengths to provide educational opportunities that are second to none, including a fellowship program that offers comprehensive training in both the clinical and research aspects of rheumatology.

Research Program

Children’s Division of Pediatric Rheumatology has emerged as a leader in autoimmunity research with a National Institutes of Health-funded basic research program dedicated to answering fundamental questions about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases and a clinical research program engaged in the study of innovative therapies.