Sharon M. Bout-Tabaku, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Sharon M. Bout-Tabaku, MD

Sharon M. Bout-Tabaku, MD

Interim Chief

Rheumatology Fellowship
Program Director

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-5525
FX: (614) 722-3194

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus



  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Jefferson Medical College
    Date Completed: 06/06/2003


  • Miami Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2006


  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Date Completed: 06/30/2009


  • Pediatrics


  • Rheumatology


  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 08/28/2009


  • bout-tabaku,s. 2015. Musculoskeletal Pain, Self-reported Physical Function, and Quality of Life in the Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) Cohort.  JAMA Pediatics. Vol. 169(6):, no. June: 552-9.
  • Dong,Siwen; Bout-Tabaku,Sharon; Texter,Karen; Jaggi,Preeti. 2015. Diagnosis of Systemic-Onset Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis after Treatment for Presumed Kawasaki Disease.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS. Vol. 166, no. 5. (May): 1283-1288.
  • Briggs,Matthew,S; Spees,Colleen; Bout-Tabaku,Sharon; Taylor,Christopher,A; Eneli,Ihuoma; Schmitt,Laura,C. 2015. Cardiovascular Risk and Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Youth Enrolled in a Multidisciplinary Medical Weight Management Program: Implications of Musculoskeletal Pain, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Health-Related Quality of Life.  METABOLIC SYNDROME AND RELATED DISORDERS. Vol. 13, no. 3. (April): 102-109.
  • Bout-Tabaku,Sharon; Shults,Justine; Zemel,Babette,S; Leonard,Mary,B; Berkowitz,Robert,I; Stettler,Nicolas; Burnham,Jon,M. 2015. Obesity Is Associated with Greater Valgus Knee Alignment in Pubertal Children, and Higher Body Mass Index Is Associated with Greater Variability in Knee Alignment in Girls.  JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY. Vol. 42, no. 1. (January): 126-133.
  • Yokogawa,Naoto; Lieberman,Scott,M; Alawi,Faizan; Bout-Tabaku,Sharon; Guttenberg,Marta; Sherry,David,D; Vivino,Frederick,B. 2014. Comparison of Labial Minor Salivary Gland Biopsies from Childhood Sjogren Syndrome and Age-matched Controls.  JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY. Vol. 41, no. 6. (June): 1178-1182.
  • Orchard,Tonya,S; Larson,Joseph,C; Alghothani,Nora; Bout-Tabaku,Sharon; Cauley,Jane,A; Chen,Zhao; LaCroix,Andrea,Z; Wactawski-Wende,Jean; Jackson,Rebecca,D. 2014. Magnesium intake, bone mineral density, and fractures: results from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study.  American journal of clinical nutrition. Vol. 99, no. 4. (April): 926-933.
  • Bout-Tabaku,Sharon; Klieger,Sarah,B; Wrotniak,Brian,H; Sherry,David,D; Zemel,Babette,S; Stettler,Nicolas. 2014. Adolescent obesity, joint pain, and hypermobility.  Pediatric rheumatology online journal. Vol. 12, no. 1. (January): 11-?.
  • Bout-Tabaku,Sharon; Briggs,Matthew,S; Schmitt,Laura,C. 2013. Lower extremity pain is associated with reduced function and psychosocial health in obese children.  Clinical orthopaedics and related research. Vol. 471, no. 4. (April): 1236-1244.
  • Huber,Adam,M; Robinson,Angela,B; Reed,Ann,M; Abramson,Leslie; Bout-Tabaku,Sharon; Carrasco,Ruy; Curran,Megan; Feldman,Brian,M; Gewanter,Harry; Griffin,Thomas; Haines,Kathleen; Hoeltzel,Mark,F; Isgro,Josephine; Kahn,Philip; Lang,Bianca; Lawler,Patti; Shaham,Bracha; Schmeling,Heinrike; Scuccimarri,Rosie; Shishov,Michael; Stringer,Elizabeth; Wohrley,Julie; Ilowite,Norman,T; Wallace,Carol. 2012. Consensus treatments for moderate Juvenile Dermatomyositis: Beyond the first two months. Results of the Second Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Consensus Conference.  ARTHRITIS CARE & RESEARCH. Vol. 64, no. 4. (April): 546-553.
  • Bout-Tabaku, S. 2012. Rheumatic Disease in Adolescents. In Adolescent medicine today: a guide to caring for the adolescent patient.. Edited by Berlan ED and Bravender T. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Dotson,Jennifer; Crandall,Wallace; Bout-Tabaku,Sharon. 2011. Exploring the differential diagnosis of joint complaints in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease.  Current gastroenterology reports. Vol. 13, no. 3. (June): 271-278.
  • Dotson J, Crandall W, Bout-Tabaku S. 2011. Exploring the Differential Diagnosis of Joint Complaints in Pediatric Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  Curr Gastroenterol Rep..
  • Bout-Tabaku,s. 2010. The Adolescent Knee and Risk for Osteoarthritis- An Opportunity or Responsibility for Sports Medicine Physicians?.  Current Sports Medicine Reports. Vol. 3 (6), no. November: 329-331.
  • Bout-Tabaku,Sharon; Rivas-Chacon,Rafael; Restrepo,Ricardo. 2007. Systemic lupus erythematosus in a patient treated with etanercept for polyarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.  JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY. Vol. 34, no. 12. (December): 2503-2504.
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