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Stephen Joseph Balevic

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, Rheumatology
2301 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27710
2301 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27710


I am an Adult and Pediatric Rheumatologist and care for patients with a wide variety of autoimmune and rheumatic diseases, including: systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, vasculitis, and sarcoidosis, among others. I have a special interest in using musculoskeletal ultrasound to optimize diagnosis and treatment decisions at the bedside.

I am also a clinical researcher at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). My research interests are in clinical trials and precision medicine through population pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling. I obtained my PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. I serve as the principal investigator on several grants studying hydroxychloroquine and azathioprine pharmacokinetics and exposure-response in lupus, as well as principal investigator or co-investigator for several clinical trials at the DCRI. Additionally, I am an Assistant Scientific Director for the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Registry- the largest registry of children with rheumatic diseases in North America.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Pediatrics · 2022 - Present Pediatrics, Rheumatology, Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Medicine · 2022 - Present Medicine, Rheumatology and Immunology, Medicine
Member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute · 2018 - Present Duke Clinical Research Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2022 Ph.D.
Duke University, School of Medicine · 2018 M.H.S.
Marshall University · 2010 M.D.