The Bristol-Myers Squibb Pediatric Rheumatology Center

Pediatric RheumatologyThe Bristol-Myers Squibb Pediatric Rheumatology Center is a leading, state-of-the-art rheumatology center for children and adolescents.

Pediatric rheumatic diseases are complex, chronic conditions with fluctuating courses that frequently go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. The disorders may affect growth, development, physical function and quality of life.

Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to properly manage these diseases to prevent long-term complications.

Our child-friendly and family-centered program provides comprehensive treatment, education and follow-up for pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases in Central New Jersey.

Our Multidisciplinary Team Provides Comprehensive Care

At The Bristol-Myers Squibb Pediatric Rheumatology Center, our team of pediatric rheumatologists work closely with other physicians, nurses and practitioners based on individual patient needs, including specialists in adolescent medicine, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, nephrology, pulmonology, physical/occupational therapy and orthopedics.

In partnership with Rutgers Health and faculty at the department of Pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, we offer you the resources and expertise of a premier academic medical center, as well as the presence on our campus of Children’s Specialized Hospital, the nation’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital.

Conditions We Treat

Some of the most common types of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases diagnosed and treated by our professionals include:

  • Juvenile idiopathic/rheumatoid arthritis
  • Enthesitis and spondyloarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypermobility syndromes
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Linear and localized scleroderma (morphea)
  • Lyme arthritis
  • Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD)
  • Musculoskeletal pain syndromes
  • Myositis
  • Periodic fever syndromes and autoimmune diseases
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)
  • Vasculitis
For more information about pediatric rheumatology at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital, call (732) 235-4980.

Patient Stories

  • “I feel amazing. I can move. I can do so much more physical activity without feeling pain.”

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  • "We cannot say enough about the staff – doctors, nurses, techs, the housekeeping staff, transport personnel. They all make the kids in the hospital feel special."

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  • “Sickle cell disease may seem like it’s a heavy burden, but with the right medical attention and a positive attitude, it doesn’t hold me back from achieving things in my life."

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