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Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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Clinical Interests

Childhood rheumatic diseases; Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; musculoskeletal ultrasound

Research Interests

Determine the role of musculoskeletal ultrasound in Juvenile Arthritis; establishment the use of point of care ultrasound in rheumatology

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Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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My Education

MD: Universidad del Cauca, Colombia, 2004.

Residency: Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 2010.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2010; Pediatric Rheumatology, 2015.

My Publications

Lupus Mesenteric Vasculitis: A Rare Initial Presentation of Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Ogbu, EA; Rouster-Stevens, K; Vega-Fernandez, P. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 2020.

Novel Ultrasound Image Acquisition Protocol and Scoring System for the Pediatric Knee. Ting, TV; Vega-Fernandez, P; Oberle, EJ; De Ranieri, D; Bukulmez, H; Lin, C; Moser, D; Barrowman, NJ; Zhao, Y; Benham, HM; et al. Arthritis Care and Research. 2019; 71:977-985.

American College of Rheumatology Provisional Criteria for Clinically Relevant Improvement in Children and Adolescents With Childhood-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Brunner, HI; Holland, MJ; Beresford, MW; Ardoin, SP; Appenzeller, S; Silva, CA; Flores, F; Aydin, PO A; Wenderfer, SE; Levy, DM; et al. Arthritis Care and Research. 2019; 71:579-590.

Challenges of Diagnosing Cognitive Dysfunction With Neuropsychiatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Childhood. AlE'ed, A; Vega-Fernandez, P; Muscal, E; Hinze, CH; Tucker, LB; Appenzeller, S; Bader-Meunier, B; Roth, J; Torrente-Segarra, V; Klein-Gitelman, MS; et al. Arthritis Care and Research. 2017; 69:1449-1459.

Preliminary Definitions for the Sonographic Features of Synovitis in Children. Roth, J; Ravagnani, V; Backhaus, M; Balint, P; Bruns, A; Bruyn, GA; Collado, P; De la Cruz, L; Guillaume-Czitrom, S; Herlin, T; et al. Arthritis Care and Research. 2017; 69:1217-1223.