I am a pediatric and adult rheumatologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Shortly after starting my rheumatology fellowship, I was asked to write a review article for a medical journal about autoinflammatory diseases in pediatrics. After several months of research, I developed a deep understanding of these complex disorders, and eventually co-authored a good review for pediatricians.
My interest in autoinflammatory diseases grew throughout my fellowship after seeing and diagnosing several pediatric and adult patients with autoinflammatory diseases. I also conducted research about patients with autoinflammatory diseases within the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) registry, which I presented at the 7th Congress of the International Society of Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases (ISSAID), and at the 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology.
I helped to create the Autoinflammatory Diseases Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a specialized center to diagnose and treat adults with known or suspected autoinflammatory diseases. I also recently helped to establish the Autoinflammatory Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital.
In addition to rheumatology, I have an interest in medical education. For the last ten years, I have been dedicated to teaching medical students, residents, physicians, patients, and families about various medical topics. This year, I am participating in the Rabkin Fellowship for Medical Education. I am developing AskUp, an evidence-based, educational tool to help learners remember material they learn in class, at home, or in the hospital.
I created this blog to bring awareness to, and uncover the mystery of, autoinflammatory and other rheumatic diseases. The material found here may be relevant to patients, students, physicians, nurses, and other health professionals.
The opinions expressed in this blog are my own, and do not represent those of the institutions I work for. Information provided here is for medical education only. It is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. I do not accept or host any advertisement on the website. This is a personal site and not funded by any external agencies.
Jonathan S. Hausmann, MD
Pediatric and Adult Rheumatology
Boston Children’s Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School