Dr. Fatma Dedeoglu is a pediatric rheumatologist at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) with over 20 years of experience providing care for children with autoimmune and autoinflammatory conditions, primary immunodeficiency, and allergies. Additionally, she has experience in basic, translational, and clinical research. She has actively participated in the Pediatric Rheumatology Organization, CARRA, leading or co-leading several sub-study groups.
Dr. Dedeoglu was part of the core group in the initial development and launch of JDMS Consensus Treatment Plans (CTPs). She has established an autoinflammatory clinic at BCH, which has since become a referral center. With Dr. Ruth Ann Vleugels, a dermatologist with expertise in connective tissue diseases, Dr. Dedeoglu co-directs the rheumatology/dermatology joint program at Boston Children’s Hospital serving patients with rare diseases such as juvenile dermatomyositis, cSLE, juvenile systemic sclerosis, and juvenile localized scleroderma.
Dr. Dedeoglu participates in national and international expert panels to develop diagnosis, activity and damage parameters, and outcome measures in various conditions. She is passionate about helping to improve patients’ health by collaborating with patients, parents, and families through patient organizations.