Rheumatology Clinic

The Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic provides evaluation and treatment for rheumatic diseases, such as dermatomyositis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitis. The treatment team includes pediatric rheumatologists, physical and occupational therapists, social workers and nurses, who coordinate community-based follow-up services when needed. We also evaluate musculoskeletal complaints, fevers of unknown origin and multisystemic diseases.

You'll need a referral from your child's pediatrician or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.

Getting Here

Rheumatology Clinic
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353-7337
For referring physicians:
(877) UC-CHILD
Fax: (415) 353-2466

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of your child's prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications your child is allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

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UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

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  • 55
  • T-Third Street line

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Our Team

Emily von Scheven
Emily von Scheven, MD, MAS
Pediatric rheumatologist
William Bernal
William Bernal, MD, MPH
Pediatric rheumatologist
Alice Chan
Alice Chan, MD, PhD
Pediatric allergist and immunologist
Susan Kim
Susan Kim, MD
Pediatric rheumatologist
Erica Lawson
Erica Lawson, MD
Pediatric rheumatologist
Nicole Ling
Nicole Ling, MD
Pediatric rheumatologist
Geraldina Lionetti
Geraldina Lionetti, MD
Pediatric rheumatologist
Michael Waterfield
Michael Waterfield, MD
Pediatric rheumatologist
Caroline Hill
Jenny Janov
Jenny Janov, RD, MPH
Pediatric dietitian
Mariel dela Paz
Mariel dela Paz, MSW
Social worker
Tara Valcarcel
Tara Valcarcel, PNP, MSN
Pediatric nurse practitioner