Abbe N. de Vallejo, PhD

Abbe N. de Vallejo, PhD Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Associate Professor with Tenure, University of Pittsburgh
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Flow Cytometry Core Facility, John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center
Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Graduate School:
ScM, Pathobiology, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK
PhD, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Miss.

Postdoctoral School:
Molecular Immunology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Rheumatology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Rochester, Minn.

Research Interests

  • T cell-mediated immunopathways of arthritis and myositis
  • Biology of NK-like T cells
  • Immune cell senescence
  • Integrative physiology of successful aging
  • Immune-endocrine regulation of lifespan
  • Inflammation in the settings of metabolic disorders and childhood obesity

View Dr. de Vallejo's full list of publications from PubMed.

Biography Summary

Abbe N. de Vallejo PhD is a highly regarded researcher and educator. Before coming to Pittsburgh, he was Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Consultant in Rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Currently, he is Associate Professor with Tenure at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, holding academic appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Immunology. He is Director of Flow Cytometry, John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center, and is also member faculty of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. He was awarded Medical Student Research Mentoring Merit Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the Julie Martin Career Award on Aging from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). Dr. de Vallejo is an elected member of the University Senate and serves as Co-chair of the Tenure and Academic Freedom Committee.

Dr. de Vallejo leads a research program on the Biology of Inflammation, with primary interest on juvenile and adult arthritis. He also leads a complementary research program on the Immunobiology of Aging, with primary interest on healthy longevity. He is the author and co-author of numerous articles published in leading scientific journals. He is currently on the editorial boards of Frontiers in Immunology, and Aging and Disease, and is regular member of the AFAR National Scientific Advisory Council. He is a reviewer for more than 40 scientific journals. He has served (and continue to serve) as member of national and international research study sections of private foundations, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. de Vallejo is Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine. 


  • UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Immunology
  • McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • Faculty Assembly and Senate Council, University Senate


Pediatric Rheumatology
Rangos Research Center (Office: 7117; Lab: 7B3)
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh PA, 15224