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SLU's Austin Dalrymple Named 2019 Arthritis Foundation Medical Champion

by Maggie Rotermund on 12/10/2019
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Saint Louis University’s Austin Dalrymple, DO, has been named the Arthritis Foundation’s medical champion for 2019. He received the award at the St. Louis Chapter Foundation’s Silver Bell Gala on Dec. 7.

Dalrymple is a SLUCare pediatric rheumatologist and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dalrymple practices at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. 

2019 Silver Ball

SLUCare pediatric rheumatologist Austin Dalrymple, DO, left, received the St. Louis Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation's medical champion award from KMOX Radio's Carol Daniel, right, on Saturday, Dec. 7. Photo courtesy of the Arthritis Foundation. 

Dalrymple specializes in juvenile idiopathic arthritis, pediatric lupus and pediatric autoimmune disease. He treats pediatric rheumatology patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

His research interests include biomarkers in juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

I am amazed and encouraged daily by the resilience of my young patients with arthritis."

Austin Dalrymple, DO

Dalrymple volunteers with the Lupus Foundation of America – Heartland Chapter, currently serving as the vice chair of the organization’s board of directors. He has also worked with the Arthritis Foundation for several years. 

“I partner with them for the benefit of my patients so that they and their families have access to educational resources, community support, and advocacy efforts,” Dalrymple said. “I am amazed and encouraged daily by the resilience of my young patients with arthritis. It was my sincere honor to be recognized in this way by the Foundation.”

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Rheumatology.

Dalrymple graduated from Pittsburg State University and attended medical school at Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency, chief residency, and fellowship at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He has been a faculty member at SLU for three years.

The Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections.


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