Dr. Emily von Scheven
Dr. Emily von Scheven is director of the UCSF Pediatric Rheumatology Program. She specializes in the treatment of children with rheumatic diseases such as lupus and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. von Scheven conducts a monthly specialty clinic for children with anti-phospholipid antibodies. Her research focuses on lupus, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome and osteoporosis. She is evaluating approaches for measuring bone density and studying treatments for children with osteoporosis.
Dr. von Scheven is also director of the pediatric rheumatology fellowship and UCSF Site Director for the Glaser Pediatric Research Network, a five-hospital collaborative program in the U.S. She received a medical degree from Pennsylvania State University, completed a residency in pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and completed a fellowship in rheumatology at Children's Hospital Philadelphia.