Appointments: (504) 896-9385
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Children's Hospital, Main Campus
Children's Hospital, Metairie Center
Children's Hospital Outpatient Center of Baton Rouge
Children's Hospital Burdin-Riehl Clinic in Lafayette

The Rheumatology Department provides consultation and treatment for children from birth to age 21. Comprehensive diagnostic and care facilities are also offered. The program is part of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), a national network of pediatric rheumatology researchers created to foster, facilitate and conduct high quality clinical research in the field of pediatric Rheumatology.

The program utilizes a multidisciplinary team which includes:
  • Rheumatologist Nurse coordinator
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Social workers
  • Dieticians
Management expertise includes, but is not limited to:
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Musculoskeletal pain syndromes
  • Joint hypermobility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Growing pains
  • Joint hypermobility
  • Periodic fever syndromes
  • Childhood vasculitis

Abraham Gedalia, MD
Chief, Pediatric Rheumatology and Professor of Pediatrics,
LSU Health Sciences Center, Pediatric Rheumatologist, Children's Hospital

Professional School:
Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem

Specialty Training:
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Special Interests:
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Musculoskeletal pain syndrome, Sarcoidosis, Familial Mediterranean fever

Amanda Brown, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Rheumatologist, Children's Hospital

Professional School: St. George's University, West Indies

Internship: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Department of Pediatrics

Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Children's Hospital Pittsburg, Pediatric Rheumatology

Victoria Dimitriades, MD
Immunologist, Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Professional School: University of Miami School of Medicine

Residency: Drexel University, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, Pediatrics

Specialty Training: LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, Immunology

In Area Since: 2005
In Practice Since: 2006



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