Pediatric Rheumatology

The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology cares for children with chronic autoimmune conditions that cause inflammation and have the potential to limit a child’s development and quality of life. Our goal is to design treatment plans that incorporate your needs and wishes to ensure the best possible outcome for your child. We are also involved in national research efforts looking at the latest treatment options and models of care to give your child the best possible quality of life. Read More...

Spalding Steven
Steven Spalding, MD
Vice President, Population Health Director, Division of Rheumatology

El-hallak Moussa
Moussa El-hallak, MD, FAAP, FACR
Pediatric Rheumatologist

Phillippi Kathryn
Kathryn Phillippi, DO
Pediatric Rheumatologist

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Nancy Delnay, RN MSN CNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Conditions We Treat

Conditions we treat
Here are some of the conditions treated in this department. Select a condition to get more information and resources: Acute Rheumatic Fever, Fibromyalgia, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Lupus, Rash, Stickler Syndrome, and Vasculitis.


Meet Our Patients



Specialized care.

We diagnose and treat patients from birth through adolescence with inflammation in the body caused by autoimmune diseases. This inflammation can cause pain in joints and muscles, skin rashes, fevers, changes in vision, abdominal pain, mouth sores and a variety of other complaints. Specific conditions we treat include, but are not limited to, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, rheumatic fever, enthesitis or spondyloarthritis, Kawasaki syndrome, scleroderma, lupus, vasculitis and uveitis.

We communicate regularly with your child’s primary care doctor and work closely with other pediatric specialists as needed, such as physical and occupational therapists, orthopedic surgeons, pain management specialists, ophthalmologists and GI doctors.

If your child has vasculitis that affects his kidneys, we offer a vasculitis clinic with our pediatric nephrologists. The clinic makes it convenient for patients to see all of the specialists they need at once.

If your child requires intravenous infusion treatments to manage his illness, we have an outpatient infusion center staffed by physicians, residents and a dedicated nurses with expertise in pediatric infusion. 


Specialty Programs

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Akron Children's Hospital
Department of Pediatric Rheumatology
Locust Professional Building
300 Locust St., Suite 260
Akron , OH 44302
Phone: 330-543-8574
Fax: 330-543-8063
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Akron Children's Hospital
Beeghly Campus
6505 Market St., Building A
Suite A1210
Boardman , OH 44512
Phone: 330-543-8574
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Rheumatology - Twinsburg
8054 Darrow Road, Suite 3
Twinsburg , OH 44087
Phone: 330-543-8574
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