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The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto Paediatric Rheumatology program has witnessed an impressive growth since its inception in 1983. It is one of the largest Paediatric Rheumatic Disease Units in North America and one of the world's leading centres for research, patient care and training in paediatric rheumatic diseases.
The Division of Rheumatology at The Hospital for Sick Children offers a comprehensive range of services for the evaluation and treatment of children with paediatric rheumatic diseases and has subspecialty clinics for the following conditions:

  • Lupus
  • Neonatal Lupus
  • Juvenile Dermatomyositis
  • Morphea
  • Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Juvenile Spondyloarthritis
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Autoinflammatory Syndromes
  • Kawasaki Disease

Our mandate is to provide excellent clinical care, undertake research studies into systemic inflammatory disorders and inflammatory diseases of the bones and joints in childhood, and train physicians to become prominent leaders in the field of Paediatric Rheumatology.

Research activities

The organization of our subspecialty clinics with well-defined clinical populations and strong collaborations with other Divisions and Departments, have laid the ground work for a well-funded and productive research program.