Rheumatology

A Look at the Division of Rheumatology

The Division of Rheumatology has general rheumatology clinics, as well as subspecialty clinics for children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), juvenile dermatomyositis, spondyloarthropathies, scleroderma and systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

The Rheumatology undergraduate educational activities include lectures, seminars, electives, ambulatory and community experience. Postgraduate educational activities include the regular PGY2 rotations, lectures and seminars (also includes research electives). The division supports continuing education activities through annual updates and community-based seminars. The division is a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited fellowship program in Paediatric Rheumatology.

Clinical research foci include: JRA, SLE, neonatal lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis and scleroderma. The division also carries out fundamental laboratory based research that is relevant to Kawasaki disease, neonatal lupus and chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis.

Visit sickkids.ca to read more about the Division of Rheumatology.

Education Initiatives

Rheumatology is the branch of medicine concerned with the specialized assessment and care of patients with rheumatologic, autoimmune, and related musculoskeletal health disorders.