Brent Graham, M.D. The Division of Rheumatology provides evaluation and health management services for children and adolescents with rheumatologic and inflammatory diseases. Our specialties include

  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosis
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Post-infectious reactive arthritis
  • Vasculitis syndromes
  • Periodic fever syndromes

Our esteemed faculty members are board-certified in both pediatrics and rheumatology. Research interests include juvenile fibromyalgia and idiopathic musculoskeletal pain, as well as participating in a periodic fever aphthous stomatitis pharyngitis adenitis (PFAPA) registry, which will include a genome-wide association study. We are working closely with the Division of Nephrology on a multidisciplinary lupus clinic, and developing a complex juvenile idiopathic arthritis follow-up clinic with an emphasis on teaching. Several members of our staff belong to the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA). We are also a participating center for ARCHIVE, A Registry for Children with Vasculitis.


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Pediatric Rheumatology is a member of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA). We collaborate with the Division of Adolescent Medicine to investigate etiologic factors in juvenile fibromyalgia. MR imaging in juvenile idiopathic arthritis is another area of potential research in the future.