All posts by Jonathan Hausmann

I am a pediatric and adult rheumatologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. I have an interest in autoinflammatory diseases, medical education, and the role of social media and technology in healthcare.

Cognitive behavioral therapy for autoinflammatory diseases

Dr. Carolyn Snell, a psychologist from Boston Children’s Hospital, discusses the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy for autoinflammatory diseases. 

This talk was presented as part of the “Managing your Autoinflammatory Disease: Lifestyle and Wellness Workshop,” which took place on April 28, 2018, at Boston Children’s Hospital in Waltham, MA. 

Watch the video or read the transcript below. Also, take a look at other videos from this workshop. 

The transcript has been edited for clarity.

Dr. Carolyn Snell:

Hi, I’m Carolyn Snell. I’m one of the psychologists in the Medical Coping Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital. We are a group of four psychologists and a number of trainees who work within Psychiatry with patients who have different types of medical conditions. We get a lot of referrals from Rheumatology, certainly, but from also departments across the hospital. We see people with a wide range of conditions, and helping people manage and cope with their medical conditions is one of the major things we do.

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Mindfulness Meditation in Autoinflammatory Diseases

Dr. Ezra Cohen, from Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital, provides an introduction to mindfulness meditation in autoinflammatory diseases and discusses how it can be used by patients and their families.

This talk was presented as part of the “Managing your Autoinflammatory Disease: Lifestyle and Wellness Workshop,” which took place on April 28, 2018, at Boston Children’s Hospital in Waltham, MA. 

Watch the video or read the transcript below. Also, take a look at other videos from this workshop. 

The transcript has been edited for clarity.

Dr. Ezra Cohen: Welcome all. I trained in rheumatology and did a lot of research in complementary therapies and have done a lot of exploration in mindfulness over the years and have personally benefited a lot, so I thought I would spend a few minutes and introduce it to you. I’m sure people have heard of mindful meditation—It’s permeated our culture pretty deeply—but I’d like to just describe at least what I perceive it to be and in what ways it could be beneficial for kids and for families. Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation in Autoinflammatory Diseases

A brief history of autoinflammatory diseases

Dr. Jonathan Hausmann, Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, provides a brief history of autoinflammatory diseases.

This talk was presented as part of the “Managing your Autoinflammatory Disease: Lifestyle and Wellness Workshop,” which took place on April 28, 2018, at Boston Children’s Hospital in Waltham, MA.  You can also view the workshop introduction by Dr. Fatma Dedeoglu.  

Watch the video or read the transcript below. Also, take a look at other videos from this workshop. 

The transcript has been edited for clarity.

Dr. Jonathan Hausmann:

Thank you for that talk. I just wanted to talk a little bit about how I became interested in autoinflammatory diseases. This was a few years ago, I was at a Passover Seder with my family and there was a distant uncle that I’ve never met before. He was a dermatologist and he was working on a book about these weird autoinflammatory diseases. That was my first year as a rheumatology fellow in pediatrics and he was looking for somebody to write a chapter about pediatric autoinflammatory diseases. Continue reading A brief history of autoinflammatory diseases

Introduction to “Autoinflammatory Disease Lifestyle and Wellness Workshop”

Dr. Fatma Dedeoglu, Boston Children’s Hospital, introduces the “Managing your Autoinflammatory Disease: Lifestyle and Wellness Workshop,” which took place on April 28, 2018, at Boston Children’s Hospital in Waltham, MA.

Watch the video or read the transcript below. Also, take a look at other videos from this workshop. 

The transcript has been edited for clarity.

Dr. Fatma Dedeoglu: Good morning and welcome. I really appreciate all of you showing up here today on a gorgeous Saturday. I’m sure you could have done many other things but I really appreciate you coming.

I’m Fatma Dedeoglu, one of the rheumatologists at Boston Children’s Hospital. I work with Dr. Hausmann. I want to thank all the panelists who came here and volunteered to share their expertise. To our organizers, Nikki and Elyse and also our patient representatives Amaya and Danielle. This could not have been done without them. Continue reading Introduction to “Autoinflammatory Disease Lifestyle and Wellness Workshop”

This is how I write science papers

Growing up in Venezuela, I really wanted to be a writer. I loved writing short stories with fictional characters named Petunia who overcame challenges and provided a moral in the end. I remember writing one story in which one of the characters tragically dies. My mom (a psychotherapist) thought it reflected a hidden trauma and sent me to one of her colleagues for evaluation. Fortunately, the therapist concluded (correctly, if I may add) that I was just being creative.

At the time, it never crossed my mind to become a doctor. This sentiment persisted through adolescence; when discussing my future in my college application essay, I stated: “I do not want to become a doctor or a lawyer.” And yet they still accepted me! Continue reading This is how I write science papers