Clinical Approach to Systemic Autoinflammatory Disorders

Dr. Fatma Dedeoglu

Co-Director of Autoinflammatory Clinic, Rheumatology Program/Division of Immunology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Dedeoglu is an associate professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a staff clinician at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) in Immunology Division providing care for children with autoinflammatory and autoimmune conditions, primary immunodeficiency and allergies. She graduated from Istanbul University, School of Medicine. She studied autoantibodies, T cell receptors and autoimmunity in Dr. Marchalonis’s lab in Microbiology/Immunology Department at the Univ. of Arizona. She did pediatric residency at Monmouth Medical Center, in NJ, and pediatric rheumatology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH). She spent three years in Dr. Raif Geha’s lab, studying the regulation of AID gene expression. Since becoming a full-time clinician in 2003, she has been involved in clinical research.  Her publication on the largest pediatric series of patients with minocycline-induced autoimmunity was cited among the 50 best articles of the year in Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She has established an autoinflammatory clinic at BCH and manages wide spectrum of patients with autoinflammatory diseases. She has contributed to the discovery of new diseases. She is also the co-director of combined rheumatology/dermatology clinic, where she takes care of rheumatologic diseases with significant skin involvement such as localized  juvenile scleroderma and juvenile dermatomyositis together with a dermatology parter. Dr. Dedeoglu is actively involved in the activities of Pediatric Rheumatology Organization, CARRA (Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance) and co-lead the establishment of the autoinflammatory study group in 2012. She serves as one of the core members of several international autoinflammatory work groups including ISSAID (International Society of Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases).

Dr. Farhad Salehzadeh

Professor of Pediatric Rheumatology, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Iran

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(Moderator)

Dr. Kosar Asnaashari

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

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(Facilitator)

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Disclaimer: The affiliation of Dr. Sumaira Farman is updated in this way: 

Sumaira Farman Raja, M.D., Professor of Rheumatology, National H & MC;
Central Park H & MC; Arthritis Care Foundation; Global Paediatric MSK Task Force
Convener APLAR Paediatric Rheumatology SIG

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