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The Division of Rheumatology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric rheumatology program in the western United States. The Division addresses the immediate need for access to the very best pediatric rheumatology care for thousands of children and their families in California, Nevada and other neighboring states by combining excellence in clinical care, research and fellowship training.
Our doctors treat rheumatic diseases including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, vasculitis and a wide array of inflammatory and degenerative eye diseases.
The treatment team consists of six full-time pediatric rheumatologists, who are supported by a nurse coordinator, clinical social worker, research study coordinator, designated occupational and physical therapists and other support staff.
Treatment is facilitated using a multidisciplinary team approach and there is close collaboration with other divisions, including Rehabilitation, Orthopedics, Nephrology and Bone Marrow Transplantation.
The Division treats inflammatory and non-inflammatory rheumatic diseases, including:
In addition, the Division maintains a focused complement of clinical research, designed to realize long-term benefits for children with airway disorders.
Learn more about our Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program.
An active research program involves key collaborations with other medical institutions. The Division has been instrumental in the development of the international Pediatric Rheumatology Research Network, further ensuring that our patients can benefit from cutting-edge treatments as they become available. Our hospital is the national and international leader in clinical trials for cutting-edge therapies for autoimmune diseases.
Families Living with Rheumatic Diseases, a program that provides regular discussion groups on specific topics supportive to our patients and their families.