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Steven Spalding, MD is Head of the Center for Pediatric Rheumatology at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Spalding has a dual appointment in the Pediatric Institute and Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital as well as within the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease. He is also a member of the Center for Vasculitis Care and Research. Dr. Spalding earned his medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton and completed his pediatric residency and pediatric rheumatology fellowship at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology. He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Rheumatology, Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance, Northeast Ohio chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, Vasculitis Foundation, and Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group.
Dr. Spalding has presented, published and participated in research on a variety of pediatric rheumatology subjects, including pediatric vasculitis, juvenile arthritis, recurrent fever syndromes, and neonatal lupus. He is considered a national expert in the care of children with vasculitis. Dr. Spalding is currently leading research efforts in a variety of conditions including pediatric Wegener's granulomatosis, childhood onset Churg-Strauss Syndrome and Takayasu arteritis. In addition, he is actively involved in a number of international and national trials related to conditions in pediatric rheumatology. His clinical interests include pediatric vasculitis, recurrent fever/autoinflammatory syndromes, treatment of JIA, quality of care in JIA, and treatment of pediatric uveitis.
Dr. Spalding sees patients in a variety of regional locations including main campus and Avon Family Health Center. He is also available for electronic consults via the MyConsult service offered by Cleveland Clinic.
juvenile idiopathic arthritis, pediatric rheumatology, pediatric vasculitis, recurrent fever syndromes
Awards & Honors
Distinguished Fellows Award, American College of Rheumatology, 2007
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