We treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases causing pain in muscles, joints and connective tissue.
We are the largest pediatric rheumatology practice in the New Jersey-New York region. We offer advanced diagnostic testing, an onsite laboratory, and innovative clinical trials and research — all to ensure the best outcome for your child.
A team approach includes physical and occupational therapists, pain management specialists, ophthalmologists, gastroenterologists, nephrologists, and other pediatric subspecialists to provide expert care.
Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases can affect a child’s intellectual, emotional and social development. Social workers and child life specialists support children and teens in achieving normal and healthy lives.
National recognition and access to research
We are committed to improving the lives of children with rheumatic diseases through research. Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health provides one of the top-enrolling pediatric rheumatology research sites in the United States. We are the only site in the New Jersey-New York region to lead funded, multi-center, national research studies.
Our involvement in national and international research ensures access to state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatments. Patients and their families provide recommendations for research projects and offer insights about each project’s importance.
Our division of pediatric rheumatology is among the select practices in the nation invited for membership in Partners 4 Patients (P4P) with Arthritis. The P4P are recognized as highly engaged with the Arthritis Foundation and offering the best support for patients.
We provide expert speakers for events, connect patients to available resources, partner with the Arthritis Foundation to create networking and educational opportunities for patients and families, and have a team for the annual Walk to Cure Arthritis.
When should my child see a pediatric rheumatologist?
If your child develops joint pain, swelling in one or more joints, or has joint stiffness that tends to last more than a few minutes after waking up, you should consult a pediatric rheumatologist. These are common signs that your child may have childhood onset arthritis.
Additional symptoms of rheumatic conditions include unexplained rash, weight loss, joint swelling, prolonged fever, chronic pain, muscle weakness, and loss of function or skills.
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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
30 Prospect Ave, 3rd Floor IMUS Pediatric Center, Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5306
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
19 Davis Avenue, 5th Floor, Neptune, NJ 07753 732-897-3400