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 UW Health Kids specialists, as needed, and 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 treat

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 Kids rheumatology clinics are in Madison, Wis., and Rockford, Ill. Our specialty clinics operate out of American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison.

Meet 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 UW Health Kids specialists. The expertise of many providers helps your child get the best care possible.

Our providers

Related services

A full range of services for your child's needs

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UW Health Kids
Our pediatric experts have served the special needs of children for more than 100 years. We focus on each child’s unique needs and offer social and emotional support to help you and your child face even the most complex condition. Our long history includes the creation of medical advances that save lives around the world. Together, we get your child back to health and enjoying being a kid.