Rheumatology in the department of pediatrics


The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology has an active research program dedicated to understanding the etiology, progression, and management of childhood rheumatic diseases and other autoimmune disorders.  We understand the importance of research and its close relationship to clinical care. We currently are involved in multiple clinical research studies, as well as basic science projects performed in conjunction with the Division of Immunology and Transplantation  Biology and the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine.   We are dedicated to advancing the understanding of rheumatic diseases and other autoimmune disorders and are committed to translating knowledge acquired from “bench” to be used practically at the clinical “bedside” of patients.  The division of pediatric rheumatology at Stanford participates in clinical trials evaluating  safety and efficacy of new medical therapies in the treatment of childhood rheumatic illnesses.  We also collaborate with other departments and divisions within the Stanford community, as well as other pediatric rheumatology programs around the country.

For a complete listing of the various research projects currently being done in the division of pediatric rheumatology, please view one of the following subheadings:

The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at Stanford is actively involved in many research studies to better understand pediatric rheumatic diseases including evaluation of new medical treatments as well as elucidating the pathogenic mechanisms of these disorders.  If you are interested in participating in one of the following studies, please call our main office number at 650-723-8295 and ask for the contact person listed for each project.

For a better understanding of participation in a research study or learning about other research studies in pediatric rheumatology, please visit the following sites-

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