Robert Rennebohm, MD

Robert Rennebohm, MD
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Department Center for Pediatric Rheumatology and Immunology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Center for Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Susac's Syndrome
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About Robert Rennebohm, MD

Robert Rennebohm, MD has practiced pediatric rheumatology since 1979, when he started his pediatric rheumatology fellowship training at the Special Treatment Center for Juvenile Arthritis at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati. For 17 years he was Chief of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at Ohio State University College of Medicine and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to coming to the Cleveland Clinic (in July, 2012), he was Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2008-2012).

In addition to providing care for children and adolescents with rheumatic diseases, Dr. Rennebohm has developed a special interest in Susac’s syndrome, an unusual autoimmune disease that affects the brain, retina, and inner ear---causing brain dysfunction, visual impairment, and deafness. Susac’s syndrome primarily affects young adult women (age 20-40), but also affects children, adolescents, and young men.

At the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Rennebohm has established and directs an International Susac’s Syndrome Consultation Clinic, which is designed to provide comprehensive consultation for children, adolescents, and adults with Susac’s syndrome, referred from anywhere in the world. The Susac’s Syndrome Consultation Clinic is staffed by a multi-disciplinary Susac Team, comprised of specialists from the following disciplines: adult and pediatric neurology, adult and pediatric rheumatology, ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, ENT, neuro-otology, audiology (including a multi-disciplinary Tinnitus Team), neuro-radiology, and neuro-pathology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Children's Hospital Medical Center
Pediatric Rheumatology
Cincinnati, OH USA

Residency - West Virginia University Hospitals
Morgantown, WV USA

Medical School - University of California-San Diego School of Medicine
La Jolla, CA USA


  • Pediatrics
Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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