Rheumatology

Four females in a clinic

The Division of Rheumatology is based at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) which serves Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of Northern Ontario.

This division evaluates, treats and advocates for children with rheumatic symptoms, such as joint pain and swelling. The division also treats rheumatic diseases including inflammatory arthritides such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and systemic vasculitides such as ANCA-associated vasculitis. 

Our mission is to help children with these diseases reach their full potential. We practice family-centred care using a team approach which is supported by scholarship in education and research through the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine. 

Our team consists of four staff rheumatologists and several allied health personnel including two nurses, a physiotherapist and a social worker, as well as administrative support and research personnel.

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