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Kaveh Ardalan

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, Rheumatology


Dr. Ardalan's clinical interests are in juvenile myositis, lupus, and scleroderma and he is co-director of the Duke-Cure JM Center of Excellence in Juvenile Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies.  He also co-precepts the Duke Pediatric Lupus Clinic.  Dr. Ardalan's research interests encompass health-related quality of life, patient-reported outcomes, mental health, psychological stress, adverse childhood experiences, cardiovascular health and outcomes research, psychometrics, and qualitative/mixed methods research. His most recent work, funded by the Rheumatology Research Foundation Investigator Award, focuses on the relationships between psychological stress, inflammation, and cardiovascular health in juvenile lupus and dermatomyositis.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics · 2021 - Present Pediatrics, Rheumatology, Pediatrics

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Virginia, School of Medicine · 2009 M.D.