Rheumatology & Immunology

UF Pediatric Rheumatology & Immunology Division provides comprehensive clinical services and a collaborative team approach to the diagnosis and management of children with autoimmune diseases. Our providers deliver care to the largest number of children and adolescents with rheumatic diseases in Florida. We are the only program in the state with more than two board-certified pediatric rheumatologists and an ACGME-approved pediatric rheumatology fellowship training program. UF Pediatric Rheumatology & Immunology academic mission is to advance our discipline through research and discovery. To date, the majority of our research efforts has been in collaborative trials networks funded by NIH and foundations, such as the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), comprised of centers in the US, Canada and Europe. The pediatric rheumatology faculty are dedicated to improving our visibility at the regional and national levels for excellence in patient care and active participation in clinical investigations to formulate evidence-based therapies for pediatric rheumatic diseases and better understand their long-term outcomes.

Our Clinics

Rheumatology

The Pediatric Rheumatology program is the only such center in Northern Florida for the evaluation and treatment of children with rheumatologic conditions such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, lupus, and other autoimmune diseases.

Immunodeficiency and Transplantation

The clinical program for the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with immunodeficiency diseases has a bi-weekly clinic for individuals with immune deficiency disorders, the only one of its kind in northern Florida.