At Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic provides multidisciplinary comprehensive care to children with Rheumatic diseases. We also offer diagnostic services to evaluate children with symptoms of rheumatic disease. In addition, our physicians actively conduct research and drug trials to further advance treatments available to patients.
The rheumatology team provides care solely related to the child's rheumatologic illness, so children seen in our clinic continue to see their primary care providers.
We serve children – from newborns to young adults – and their families. We believe education and treatment should include the child's parents/care givers, since children need assistance with health care practices. Patients also are encouraged to learn skills and develop attitudes and habits conducive to long-term health.
Our team of doctors, nurses, therapists, and fellows are continuously working with patients and families to provide the best pediatric rheumatology care available. Children with rheumatic illnesses need special care and Drs Williams, Co, Nocton, Olson and Verbsky are committed to cutting-edge choices in treatment. Our team of clinical researchers have several clinical trials open for enrollment and are confident the knowledge gained through the trials will translate to better care for you and/or your child in the clinic.
From left to right sitting: Marsha Malloy, Research Nurse, Julia Harris, MD (Fellow), Betsy Roth- Wojcicki, PNP, Judyann Olson, MD. From left to right standing: Kristi Lynn Volkenant, PhD (Psychiatry), Jan Lemke, RN (Clinic Nurse), Ed Oberle, MD (Fellow), Dominic Co, MD, PhD, James Verbsky, MD, PhD, Elizabeth Kessler, MD (Fellow), Calvin Williams, MD, PhD, Sarah Liedtke, MSW, James Nocton, MD, Kim Melcher (Clinic Manager).
Our clinic is located in the Children's Clinics Building, 1st Floor, Suite 165.
Camp M.A.S.H. (Make Arthritis Stop Hurting)
Camp M.A.S.H. is a 6-day camping experience for children 9-17 with the diagnosis of a Rheumatic Disease. The camping experience is held at a permanent Easter Seal Camping facility located in the Wisconsin Dells. Children/Adolescents in Wisconsin, Northern IL, and Minnesota are welcome and encouraged to attend. The Camp is staffed with a Board certified Pediatrician and 2 Rheumatology Nurse Practitioners as well as several staff nurses. The Camp is run by the Arthritis Foundation WI chapter with a strong affiliation with the Rheumatology staff at Children's Hospital of WI and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Lupus Education Day is a family centered educational opportunity for children/adolescents and family members afflicted with Lupus to learn about the disease process and treatment modalities.
Winter Family Fun Day
Winter Family Fun Day is a yearly family centered educational day for Wisconsin families with a child/adolescent diagnosed with a Rheumatic Disease. This program provides educational programs as well as social functions for families who have a child/adolescent with a Rheumatic Disease. The program is sponsored by the Wisconsin Arthritis Foundation in collaboration with the staff at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin.