Emily von Scheven, MD

Chief of Rheumatology

Dr. Emily von Scheven is director of the UCSF Pediatric Rheumatology Program. She specializes in the treatment of children with rheumatic diseases such as lupus and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. von Scheven conducts a monthly specialty clinic for children with anti-phospholipid antibodies. Her research focuses on lupus, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome and osteoporosis. She is evaluating approaches for measuring bone density and studying treatments for children with osteoporosis.

Von Scheven is also director of the pediatric rheumatology fellowship and UCSF Site Director for the Glaser Pediatric Research Network, a five-hospital collaborative program in the U.S. She received a medical degree from Pennsylvania State University, completed a residency in pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and completed a fellowship in rheumatology at Children's Hospital Philadelphia.


Lupus Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7337
Fax: (415) 353-2861

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

Conditions & Treatments

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Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine 1989


Children's National Medical Center, Pediatrics 1992


Children's Hospital Philadelphia, Rheumatology 1995