Welcome to the Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship
Welcome to the Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ, a division specialty that is world-renowned for excellence in clinical care and research.
With six attending physicians and one nurse practitioner, we are the largest division in the area, serving patients throughout the tri-state region. Our vast catchment area and diversity of expertise amongst our faculty, coupled with a vibrant pediatric residency program and academic research, provides an ideal setting for our pediatric rheumatology fellowship program. Fellows will be exposed to a diverse spectrum of rheumatologic diseases and will gain necessary expertise to recognize, diagnose and treat these diseases with compassion, creativity and excellence.
The program mission is to create competent, confident, empathetic, and unbiased academic pediatric rheumatologists who have the tools to succeed as life-long learners. These individuals will use their training to better the lives of children with rheumatic disease through practice, research, and teaching while keeping the cultural and community context in mind.
- Train tomorrow’s leaders in pediatric rheumatology by providing mentorship from today’s leaders in the field
- Provide a safe environment for learners to ask questions, acquire new skills, identify role models, and learn how to perform clinical research
- Develop a core fund of knowledge of rheumatologic diseases and understand them within the context of patient’s lives and culture
- Provide excellent patient-centered care