The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology was one of the first programs established in the United States and the first established in the New York City area. It was founded by Dr. Jerry Jacobs in 1960, who wrote the first textbook in Pediatric Rheumatology, which was based on patient experiences at the then Babies Hospital of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.
The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology provides care to thousands of children with rheumatic disease. Rheumatology is an integral diagnostic and consultation service for our inpatient, infusion and outpatient services.
All of our academic faculty are nationally recognized clinical experts in the care of children with rheumatic and autoimmune diseases. All of our attending have run large clinical programs before joining our group. This combined experience is unmatched at any other area program. In addition NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is a referral center for other children's centers and we have the resources and staff to care for the most complex patients.