Pediatric rheumatologists are physicians who have specialized training in the treatment of children and adolescents with autoinflammatory and autoimmune diseases that arise during childhood. These diseases, which can result in significant disability, often require ongoing management to preserve function and minimize medical issues. In collaboration with subspecialties in other relevant areas, we provide comprehensive care to these patients and their families.

Meet the team:

Nissim Stolberg, DO
Section Chief, Pediatric Rheumatology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Arzu Soybilgic, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Our specialists evaluate, manage, and assist children and adolescents with:

Prolonged fever
Musculoskeletal pain
Undefined autoimmune disease
Various forms of childhood onset arthritis: juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), reactive arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) related arthritis, infection/postinfectious related arthritis

Connective tissue diseases: systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), juvenile dermatomyositis (JMD), mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, antiphospholipid syndrome

Various forms of autoimmune related vasculitis: polyarteritis nodosa, anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA), ANCA associated vasculitis (AAV), Behcet’s syndrome, Takayasu’s arteritis, hypocomplementemic vasculitis, hypersensitivity vasculitis, postinfectious vasculitis, central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis

Other inflammatory diseases of childhood: autoinflammatory and periodic fevers, chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis, relapsing polychondritis, sarcoidosis

We also treat other pediatric rheumatology concerns that include:

Acute rheumatic fever
Complex autoimmune thrombocytopenia
Complex regional pain syndrome
Growing pains
Henoch-Schonlein purpura
Immune suppression
Kawasaki disease
Pain syndromes
Raynaud phenomenon
Secondary autoimmune hemolytic anemia
Serum sickness