Rheumatology

UB|MD Pediatrics LogoThe Division of Allergy/Immunology & Rheumatology is part of UBMD Pediatrics and affiliated with the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

Our mission is to advance the health of our community through our vision, which is to provide compassionate, high-value, quality care, improving health in Western New York and beyond, educating future health care leaders and discovering innovative ways to advance medicine.

This is all accomplished by...

• Delivering excellent family-centered medical care with compassion and advocacy
• Pursing innovation and research that enables the treatment and prevention of pediatric diseases
• Teaching health care professionals and students

Specialized Care

We evaluate and provide comprehensive care to patients with childhood rheumatic diseases including, but not limited to, juvenile arthritis, juvenile spondyloarthropathy, systemic lupus erythematosus, mixed connective tissue disease, juvenile dermatomyositis, vasculitis, scleroderma, hypermobility, and Raynaud’s disease. In addition, we evaluate and provide a care plan for patients with prolonged joint pain, muscle pain or weakness, unexplained rashes and fevers of unknown origin. Our section conducts state-of-the art research into pediatric rheumatic diseases as a means of continuously expanding knowledge to improve care. We are particularly interested in how genes and the environment interact to increase risk for juvenile arthritis, or how genes and the environment determine how well children respond to their medications. We provide quality care for outpatients and inpatients, prompt consultations to referring physicians, and continuous physician coverage for patient and family needs. Our physicians work closely with support staff and a nurse designated to the service to provide patients and families with social and school support.

We Treat

• Hypermobility
• Juvenile Arthritis
• Juvenile Dermatomyositis
• Juvenile Spondyloarthropathy
• Mixed connective tissue disease
• Raynaud’s disease
• Scleroderma
• Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
• Vasculitis

Additionally, we have a multidisciplinary systemic lupus erythematosus clinic for patients with lupus that have kidney involvement. This is a combined clinic with Pediatric Nephrology & Pediatric Rheumatology, which provides a patient evaluation by two services in the same clinic visit and comprehensive, cohesive care.