Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Pediatric Rheumatology

We provide comprehensive, long-term care for children with rheumatic diseases.

The Pediatric Rheumatology program offers expert care in the Tampa Bay region for children of all ages with rheumatic diseases.

Rheumatologists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s diagnose and treat a range of autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases that affect children’s connective tissues, joints and muscles, including different forms of arthritis, lupus, periodic fevers and other conditions. 

Because the autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases we treat are chronic and often continue into adulthood, we work with our patients and their families to provide education on living with a chronic disease and closely monitor for any side effects associated with their medications.

Our rheumatology team includes board certified pediatric rheumatologists, two rheumatology nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialist and a fully supportive nursing and office staff.

Many rheumatic diseases can affect multiple organs and body systems. We collaborate with physicians in other specialties throughout the hospital, depending on our patients’ individual needs.

Some of the specialists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s we collaborate with can include physiatrists, and physical and occupational therapists for children with joint and muscle diseases, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, pain specialists, psychologists and others to assist with long-term management of chronic conditions.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM)
  • Localized scleroderma
  • Systemic scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Vasculitis, including granulomatous with polyangiitis (also called Wegener’s granulomatosis), microscopic polyangiitis and Takayasu’s arteritis
  • Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD)
  • Periodic fever syndromes
  • Chronic relapsing multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO)
  • Other autoimmune and autoinflammatory disorders

Other treatment programs at Johns Hopkins All Children's

Johns Hopkins All Children's also provides specialized care for certain conditions in our Genetics Program and Chronic Pain Clinic. Use the links below to learn more about these programs and make an appointment:

Genetics Program: Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Marfan’s syndrome

Chronic Pain Clinic: Chronic pain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia

Meet our Team

Meet the rheumatology team at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Request an appointment

Please call 727-767-7438 to request an appointment. We see patients by appointment only. A referral from your child’s primary care physician is required to make an appointment.

The practice will see new patients up to 17 years old. All initial appointments are scheduled at the St. Petersburg office with follow-up appointments available in St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and Tampa.

The physicians in the Pediatric Rheumatology program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s see patients in the below locations.

Contact Us

For more information about the Rheumatology program or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.

Give us a call

Call 727-767-7438

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Records from your primary or referring physician must be sent in advance in order to schedule an appointment. This includes demographic and insurance information, office notes, lab results, radiology reports and a referral.