Pediatric Rheumatology Experts

Our Pediatric Rheumatology Division is a New Jersey hub of leading physicians and medical professionals serving the needs of children and adolescents across the state.

Pediatric rheumatic diseases comprise a complex array of chronic diseases with fluctuating courses that often are challenging to diagnose and manage. The disorders are life-threatening and poorly understood. They can lead to disability that may be permanent and can potentially affect different aspects of growth, development and quality of life. Early diagnosis is essential to properly manage these children to prevent long-term complications.

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Why Choose Us

Our Pediatric Rheumatology Division is proud to be a leading force across New Jersey when it comes to treating pediatric rheumatic conditions. Our child-friendly and family-focused centers provide comprehensive treatment, education, and follow-ups for pediatric patients dealing with rheumatic diseases throughout the region.

Our program strives to deliver on these objectives when it comes pediatric rheumatology care:

  • Provide the best possible patient care for children with rheumatologic disorders
  • Enhance the teaching and training of medical students, residents, and students in allied health professions
  • Conduct clinical and translational research in the causes and treatment of these complex disorders
  • Improve the understanding of these diseases by the community through a series of programs aimed at the schools and community-based organizations

Pediatric Rheumatic Conditions We Treat

Rheumatic diseases are diverse and frequently involve several areas of the body including joints, muscles, the spine and the skin. Some of the most common types of rheumatic disease diagnosed and treated by our professionals include:

  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Hypermobility syndromes
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Myositis
  • Lyme arthritis
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Vasculitides
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Linear scleroderma
  • Morphea
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Periodic fever syndromes
  • Regional musculoskeletal pain syndromes
  • Other autoimmune diseases

A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Treating Rheumatic Conditions

We approach pediatric rheumatology with clinical multidisciplinary teams. These teams are led by a pediatric rheumatologist working closely with other nurses and practitioners based on specific patient needs.

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Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
300 2nd Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7250

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