Pediatric Rheumatology

Akron Children's Division of Pediatric Rheumatology provides diagnosis and treatment of patients from birth through adolescence with inflammation of joints and muscles and autoimmune diseases, including juvenile idiopathic arthritis, rheumatic fever, enthesitis, Kawasaki syndrome, scleroderma, lupus and others. 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



Akron Children's Division of Rheumatology is staffed by board-certified doctors and nurses who specialize in diseases and syndromes that attack or compromise the immune system.

Team Approach

To ensure the best outcome for our patients and their families, our rheumatology specialists often consult with other hospital departments, including staff members from:

  • Physical therapy and occupational therapy
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain center
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric psychiatry and psychology
  • Nephrology (kidney care)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Neurology
  • Social work

We are also actively involved in researching new methods and medications such as those for treating many of these diseases. New medications, such as those for treating juvenile idiopathic arthritis, have revolutionized treatment during the last decade.

For patients who require intravenous infusion treatments to manage their illness, Akron Children's has an Outpatient Infusion Center. It's staffed by physicians, residents and a dedicated registered nurse with expertise in pediatric infusion. The Infusion Center's home-like setting helps make treatment less threatening to our young patients.


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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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