Rheumatology Fellowship

Mission Statement

To provide the best possible Pediatric Rheumatology care to children in Washington, Alaska, and Montana as a center of excellence and as a resource for North America, to conduct high quality research, and to educate health care providers about childhood rheumatic diseases.


Seattle Children’s Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program is a 3-year, ACGME-accredited training. The fellowship is distinguished by the broad exposure fellows receive in the outpatient clinical experience. Therefore, our trainees must be highly competent in the following areas:

  1. Diagnosis and care of children with complex rheumatic diseases.
  2. Managing a pediatric rheumatology team and service.
  3. Conducting successful research, whether basic or translational, epidemiological or clinical.
  4. Developing successful research proposals for funding; publishing original manuscripts.
  5. Education of medical students, residents, other fellows, and community general practitioners.