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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 Division of Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine provides care at both SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. We have fellowships in both adult and pediatric rheumatology and we are uniquely situated to provide combined medicine-pediatrics fellowship training. Both programs are accredited by the ACGME.


Our current and past 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
  • Biomarkers in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

  • Missed visits in pediatric rheumatology

We are active participants in the Childhood Arthritis and Research Alliance (CARRA) network and actively participate in clinical trials.