Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program

The mission of the Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program is to train pediatric subspecialists who can advance patient care, professional education, and research for arthritis and other rheumatic conditions for the benefit of children everywhere.

Hosted in the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, the fellowship program is 3 years long. Year 1 is focused on clinical training at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and consists of outpatient continuity clinics and inpatient consultations. Years 2 and 3 of training are devoted to research. Numerous opportunities for basic, translational, clinical, and epidemiologic research are available at the University of Minnesota, particularly, through the Center for Immunology and the School of Public Health.

Our fellows are actively involved in local community outreach (e.g. Camp Cambria, Arthritis Foundation) and national professional organizations (e.g. Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance [CARRA], American College of Rheumatology [ACR], and Pediatric Rheumatology Care and Outcomes Improvement Network [PR-COIN]).

  • Current Fellows
  • Program Graduates
  • How to Apply
  • Support our Program
  • Current Fellows

    Emily Hause, MD
    Fellowship Dates: 2020-2023
    Dr. Hause began Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship in July 2020.

    Alison Lerman, MD
    Fellowship Dates: 2020-2024
    Dr. Lerman began Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship in July 2020.

    Meghan Ryan, DO
    Fellowship Dates: 2019-2022
    Dr. Ryan began Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship in July 2019.

    Shawn Mahmud, MD, PhD
    Fellowship Dates: 2018-2021
    Dr. Mahmud began Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship in July 2018. He participated in the Pediatric Physician Scientist Training Program(PSTP) within the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Minnesota. He is pursuing the American Board of Pediatrics Accelerated Research Pathway (ARP).

  • Program Graduates

    • Theresa Wampler Muskardin, MD - Fellow in Pediatric and Adult Rheumatology 2009-2013.
      • Current position: NYU Langone Health - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
    • Patricia Hobday, MD – Fellow in Pediatric Rheumatology 2010-2013.
      • Current position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota.
    • Colleen Correll, MD, MPH – Fellow in Pediatric Rheumatology 2011-2014.
      • Current position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
    • Danielle Bullock, MD, MPH – Fellow in Pediatric Rheumatology 2014-2017.
      • Current position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
  • How to Apply

    Fellows entering the Program must be American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Board-Certified or Board-Eligible. Applications should be submitted through ERAS. We participate in the National Resident Matching Program's Specialties Matching Service (NRMP SMS). The Pediatric Rheumatology Match is part of the Pediatric Subspecialties Fall Match. Residents should apply during the fall of their final year of residency for a fellowship position that begins in July immediately following completion of residency.

    Interested residents should contact the Program Coordinator and/or Program Director. 

    The University of Minnesota demonstrates a commitment to leveraging the transformative power of equity and diversity to advance excellence in teaching, learning and community engagement. Applications from individuals who self-identify as members of underrepresented groups are particularly welcome.

    Please Note:

    • Applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited residency program by the fellowship start date. 
    • We accept only applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders), or those who have a J-1 Visa.
    • 3 letters of recommendation are required, preferably to include one from the residency program director.
  • Support our Program

    This program was originally made possible due to the efforts of the University of Minnesota Foundation, and a generous matching grant from The Wasie Foundation. With the heartfelt support of many patients, families, friends, and corporations, we successfully raised the matching funds for the full grant, and we continue to work with the University of Minnesota Foundation to maintain the program’s long-term financial success.

    If you are interested in supporting our program, please contact Jonna Schnettler, Development Officer, Children's Health, at (612) 624-5588 or by email at

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