Dr. von Scheven’s Story 

As a recipient of the Foundation’s Medical Award of Excellence, Dr. Emily von Scheven demonstrates compassion and humility in her unwavering attention to her patients. She is a true Arthritis Warrior. 

As the director of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) pediatric rheumatology program, Dr. Emily von Scheven specializes in the treatment of children with rheumatic diseases, such as lupus and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Her research focuses on childhood lupus, long-term outcomes and optimizing wellness for children living with chronic disease. Dr. von Scheven serves as elected vice-chair for the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA). She also directs the UCSF Child and Adolescent Chronic Illness Center. 

Dr. von Scheven received a medical degree from Pennsylvania State University and completed residency training in pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She completed her fellowship in rheumatology at Children's Hospital Philadelphia and received a master’s in clinical research from UCSF. 

She is an active member of the board of directors for the Arthritis Foundation Northern California and was the 2018 recipient of the Foundation’s Medical Award of Excellence for her passion to further the mission of improving lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. 

Dr. von Scheven demonstrates a high degree of medical professionalism, compassion and humility in her unwavering attention to the individual. She provides excellence in care, knowledge, integrity and professional leadership in her professional roles. She holds a great sense of social responsibility and demonstrates this through her selfless service to others and our community. 
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