Thomas J.A. Lehman, MD

Dr. Thomas Lehman came to Hospital for Special Surgery as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology in 1987. Prior to 1987, Dr. Lehman trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Rheumatology at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. This was followed by two years of research on animal models of rheumatic diseases at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. From the NIH Dr. Lehman returned to Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles where he served on the Pediatric Rheumatology faculty for four years before coming to HSS.


Chief, Pediatric Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Physician and Senior Scientist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College




Special Expertise

Childhood systemic lupus erythematosus
Childhood scleroderma
Vasculitic diseases of childhood


Cassidy Award for Excellence in Teaching and Clinical Care
Phi Beta Kappa, University of California at Berkeley
Cum laude, Jefferson Medical College
"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011


American College of Rheumatology, Fellow
American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
Western Society for Pediatric Research, Fellow
New York College of Medicine, Fellow


MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


University of California San Francisco, (VMC) PL3, San Francisco, California
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, PL1 & PL2, Los Angeles, California


NIADDK, NIH, Rheumatology - Arthritis Branch
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Pediatric Rheumatology, Los Angeles, California


Pediatric Rheumatology

State Licensure

New York
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