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Pediatric Rheumatologist Joins SB Children’s Hospital

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Julie Cherian
Julie Cherian

Julie Cherian has been appointed Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and the medical staff at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital.

Cherian comes to Stony Brook from Weill-Cornell/New York-Presbyterian Medical Center where she was a fellow in pediatric rheumatology. A cum laude graduate from Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education of the City College of New York, Cherian received her M.D. degree from SUNY Downstate School of Medicine in Brooklyn. Before her Weill-Cornell fellowship, she completed her residency in pediatrics at SUNY Downstate Health Science Center.

“With the recruitment of Dr. Cherian, Stony Brook Children’s is now one of just two hospitals on Long Island to offer pediatric rheumatology,” said Margaret McGovern, Physician-in-Chief at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. “This medical specialty treats complex systemic and autoimmune diseases such as arthritis and lupus. Dr. Cherian’s approach perfectly reflects that of Stony Brook Children’s—taking a comprehensive team approach to diagnosis, treatment, and management, sometimes for the duration of childhood.

“As an academic medical center, Stony Brook has access to the latest medicines for these conditions,” said McGovern, “including disease-modifying and antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), biologic therapy with anti-TNF agents, and monoclonal antibody treatment.”

In addition to her clinical practice, Cherian has conducted research and published papers on systemic lupus erythematosus and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

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