Pediatric rheumatology

Helping your child get past pain

Pediatric rheumatology at UW Health focuses on disorders of the bones, muscles and joints in children. We also treat autoimmune diseases — disorders in which the immune system attacks a child’s own body.

Programs and research

Get support and care through our specialty clinics

Our specialty clinics provide focused care for certain conditions. Our team is dedicated to lessening your child’s discomfort so they can enjoy life and get back to being a kid.

We treat children with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome through our PANS clinic. PANS is a disorder that often appears to be linked to an inflammatory or autoimmune response in the brain. It develops after an infection.

Our rheumatologists provide care to children with many types of autoimmune diseases. We bring in other specialists from UW Health as needed. We make sure your child gets the highest quality care.

Conditions and treatments

Helping kids feel better and be their best

Our expertise allows us to treat a wide variety of rheumatic and immunological disorders. We find the treatment that’s best for your child.

Conditions we commonly treat include:

  • Autoimmune disorders 

  • Joint pain 

  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis 

  • Lupus 

  • Musculoskeletal system disorders (including degenerative, hereditary and inflammatory conditions)


Caring for kids in Madison and Rockford

UW Health’s rheumatology clinics are in Madison and in Rockford, Illinois. Our specialty clinics operate out of American Family Children’s Hospital.

  • American Family Children's Hospital - Pediatric Rheumatology
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • SwedishAmerican Women and Children's Hospital - Pediatric Rheumatology
    • 3505 N Bell School Road / Rockford, IL
    • (779) 696-8499
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Our team

Caring specialists committed to kids

Our rheumatology team includes doctors and nurse practitioners. They specialize in pediatrics and rheumatology. Because rheumatic diseases can affect many parts of the body, we also work with other specialists at UW Health. The expertise of many providers helps your child get the best care possible.

Our providers

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