Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program
The University of Florida Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship program is the only ACGME-accredited pediatric rheumatology training program in the state of Florida. The UF Pediatric Rheumatology program exists to produce pediatric rheumatologists who will impact the future of clinical care and innovative research for children living with rheumatologic conditions.
The program offers a clinic fellowship training. Applicants must have successfully completed a Pediatric Residency program.
In the US, it is estimated that there are 300,000 children with rheumatic conditions, but only 229 pediatric rheumatologists. The University of Florida has a rich patient volume and faculty expertise that foster educational enrichment for pediatric rheumatology fellows. UF Health is the only academic medical center in Florida with more than two board-certified pediatric rheumatologists and the necessary collaborating faculty across other closely-related specialties. The UF Health Pediatric Rheumatology service treats more than 2,000 pediatric rheumatology patients from more than 50 of the 67 counties in the state of Florida.
- Fully funded for 3 year training
- Variety of pediatric rheumatology experience in both outpatient and inpatient setting
- Integration of rheumatology and immunology
- Infusion center
- Rheumatology musculoskeletal ultrasound experience and certification
- Elective/rotation with sport medicine, nephrology, and adult rheumatology
- 5 Mid-level providers
- Melissa Elder, MD, PhD
- Akaluck “Ben” Thatayatikom, MD, RhMSUS
- Renee Modica, MD, MSED
- Natalie Shiff, MD, MHSc
Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS©). The University of Florida Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship program participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP©). Applicants must have successfully completed a Pediatric Residency program. We are now accepting applications for fellows beginning July 1. Applications will be accepted until December 1.
For more information about the Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program, contact:
Akaluck “Ben” Thatayatikom, M.D., RhMSUS
Fellowship Program Director – Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology
Department of Pediatrics, UF College of Medicine
Phone: (352) 294-5252
Administrative Specialist II
Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Coordinator
Pediatric Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy
UF College of Medicine | Department of Pediatrics
PO Box 100296 Gainesville, FL 32610
Phone 352-294-5252 | Fax: 352-294-8068