Rheumatology

Pediatric rheumatologists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provide comprehensive care and consultation services for children with suspected or definite rheumatic diseases and non-surgical musculoskeletal problems.

Meet Our Leadership

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

Stacy P. Ardoin

Stacy P. Ardoin, MD, is Section Chief of Rheumatology and director of the Lupus, Vasculitis and Glomerulonephritis Clinic at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

Edward J. Oberle

Ed Oberle, MD, RhMSUS, is the Director of the Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinic at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. While he specializes in the care of children with all rheumatologic disorders, his main area of clinical and research interest is in the care and treatment of children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA).

Our Clinics

Rheumatology Clinic
Outpatient Care Center
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-5525
FAX (614) 722-3194
Mon. – Fri. 8 am – 4 pm

Dublin Close to Home Center
5675 Venture Drive
Suite A
Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 355-8400
FAX: (614) 355-8410

Our Programs

Hemato-Immuno-Lymphoproliferative (HILP) Clinic

The Hemato-Immuno-Lymphoproliferative (HILP) Clinic provides consultative services for patients with actual or concerning features for Hematologic and Immunologic dysfunction. 

Young boy in hospital bed

Neuroimmunology Clinic

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Neuroimmunology Clinic provides evidence-based, family-centered clinical care for infants, children and teens with autoimmune disorders that affect the central nervous system, known as neuroimmune disorders.

Meet Our Patients

Megan

Read Megan's Story

Name: Megan
Condition(s): Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis JIA

Megan was a normal, healthy baby until she experienced a febrile seizure at 11 months old that seemingly launched her immune system into attack mode. At 18 months she still wasn’t walking, and no longer crawled.

Dezzaray K

Read Dezzaray's Story

Name: Dezzaray K.
Condition(s): Linear/Localized Scleroderma
Age Today: 12 Years

My daughter spent her third birthday in the emergency room because she stopped walking. I later noticed a white streak on her foot and her right leg was rock hard.

Courtney R

Read Courtney's Story

Name: Courtney R.
Condition(s): Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis JIA
Age Today: 23 Years

Courtney was diagnosed with JIA, better known as Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, in July of 2015. Courtney and her family didn’t even realize that kids could get arthritis too.

Alexandra J

Read Alexandra's Story

Name: Alexandra J.
Condition(s): Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis JIA
Age Today: 12 Years

Even though Alexandra is young, she’s been dealing with JIA for a while. She began receiving care and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Rheumatology Clinic before she was even 2 years old.

Rare Disease Day 2022 – Save the Date!

When: February 22, 2022, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Cost: This event is free and open to the public, including patients, their families and caregivers, health care providers and research professionals.

Rare Disease Day at Nationwide Children's is a part of a global observance to raise awareness about rare diseases and its impact on patients and families in pediatric rheumatology.

More details to come! Check back soon for more information about our 2022 event!

For more information, contact RareDiseaseDay@NationwideChildrens.org.