Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship

The mission of the Saint Louis University rheumatology fellowship training program is to produce physicians who:

  • Are clinically competent in the field of rheumatology
  • Are capable of working in a variety of settings
  • Possess habits of life-long learning to build upon their knowledge, skills and professionalism

Fellows who successfully complete this program will be fully trained and equipped to function as clinical rheumatologists, clinician educators, or clinician scientists, depending on the individual career goals of the individuals.

Pediatric Rheumatology Overview

The Rheumatology Division at the Saint Louis University Medical Center is both research and clinically oriented. It has traditionally been rated as one of the top 25 rheumatology divisions by the American College of Rheumatology.  Our training program is also one of the highest regarded nationally in both adult and pediatric rheumatology by the American College of Rheumatology.

Our fellowship program is accredited for both pediatric and adult rheumatology training through the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is uniquely able to train fellows who have completed either an internal medicine residency, medicine-pediatric residency, or pediatric residency.

Research

Our current areas of research include:

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus on regulatory T-cells
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus on interferon signatures
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus on Syk and Immune Complexes
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis on isotypes of anti-CCP antibodies
  • Rheumatoid factors and glycosylation

We are active participants in the Corrona Registry and Childhood Arthritis and Research Alliance (CARRA) network and have established an active clinical trial program.