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The Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship is jointly supervised by faculty at Duke and the University of North Carolina. In the three-year program, the first year is clinical and the next two years are primarily research. The program offers many basic science opportunities both in laboratories related to rheumatology divisions and throughout the basic sciences.
The Division of Rheumatology actively participates in clinical research. Didactic training in clinical research is available, including the Duke Clinical Scholars Program and the Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership Program. Consistent with the requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics, the fellow is expected to complete a research project and prepare it for publication.

Program Overview

Positions offered per year
Current number of fellows


Program duration

Three years

Accrediting body
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Match participation?
Contact person
Kristin Johnson
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Box 2739 DUMC
Durham, NC  27710
919.660.2041 fax
How to apply
Program director
Heather Van Mater, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Box 3212, DUMC
Durham, NC 27710
Tel: 919.684.6575

Fax: 919.684.6616

Current fellows

Fourth Year
Combined Adult/Pediatric Rheumatology Fellow
Katherine Kaufman, MD

Second Year
Rheumatology Fellow
Mary Buckley, MD
Laura Cannon, MD

First Year
Rheumatology Fellow
Rachel Randell, MD