The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology includes 3 physicians, 2 program clinical care coordinators, and support staff. Nearly 800 new outpatients and 2500 established patients are seen each year, either at CCMC, or at one of 4 satellite locations. Common diagnoses seen include juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Lyme disease, spondyloarthropathies, systemic rheumatic diseases (lupus, dermatomyositis, etc), fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain syndromes.

Residents typically rotate through rheumatology as a block elective (4 weeks), but we are happy to work with residents to individualize a schedule. Reading material is provided on blackboard, and hand's-on clinical skills are emphasized. Residents are responsible for rounding on inpatients prior to the outpatient clinic schedule. They are expected to present a topic of their choice toward the end of the rotation. After 4 weeks on the service, residents typically feel confident in their musculoskeletal exams, know diagnostic criteria for the rheumatic diseases, and understand some of the basic pathophysiology involved.

 Rheumatology Faculty

Lawrence Zemel, M.D.
Professor and Division Head

Barbara S. Edelheit, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Heather Tory, M.D.
Assistant Professor


Lawrence Zemel, M.D.
Lawrence Zemel, M.D.

University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Medical Education, 4H, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106