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Nancy Pan, MD

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About Dr. Pan


Dr. Pan specializes in the care and treatment of children with rheumatic diseases including juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, childhood systemic lupus and vasculitides of childhood. Dr. Pan is the site Principal Investigator for the Pediatric Rheumatology Care and Outcomes Improvement Network (PR-COIN) and helps lead the quality improvement efforts in the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Pan is also a principal investigator in international clinical trials in juvenile idiopathic arthritis and has funding through the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA).

Dr. Pan received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Pediatrics at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Pan then completed her fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at Hospital for Special Surgery. During her fellowship, Dr. Pan pursued clinical and translational research identifying biomarkers for flares in lupus as a part of the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Care. Dr. Pan is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatrics and Pediatric Rheumatology.


Special Expertise

Childhood arthritis, childhood systemic lupus erythematosus, Vasculitis diseases of childhood, systemic sclerosis, juvenile dermatomyositis 

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Assistant Attending Pediatrician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College


American College of Rheumatology
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Rheumatology
Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)
Arthritis Providers and Researchers Advocacy Alliance


American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Rheumatology


MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


NewYork Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY


NewYork Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY


Hospital for Special Surgery, New Yok, NY

State Licensure


English, Mandarin Chinese

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Publications by Dr. Pan

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Selected Journal Articles

Pan N, Lehman TJ. Does continued treatment with methotrexate in juvenile idiopathic arthritis in remission prevent flare? Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2011 Apr;13(2):97-9

Pan N, Schneider R, Fragomen A, Kirou KA. What’s the Diagnosis?: Presentation of Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis in an Adolescent. Consultant for Pediatricians. March 2012;11(3):94-95

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Walters H, Pan N, Moorthy LN, Ward, MJ, Peterson, M, Lehman TJ. Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Familial Inheritance, Severity, and Gender Comparisons. Pediatric Academic Societies Denver, CO 2011

Mertelsmann-Voss C, Kalliolias G.D, Pan N, Lehman TJ. A Novel Mutation in the TNFRSF1A gene identified in a 3 month old male with periodic fever heterozygous for the E148Q variant of MEFV gene. European League Against Rheumatism   Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, London 2011

Jacek, Elzbieta E., Olferiev, Mikhail, Domingues, Vinicius, Duculan, Rolando, Pan, Nancy, Crow, Mary K., et al; Mucocutaneous Flares As Opposed to Flares From Other Organs Have the Strongest Association with High Type I Interferon Levels in Patents with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum 2011;63 Suppl 10 :1807.
Poster Presentation. American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting. Chicago 2011

Pan, Nancy, Amigues, Isabelle, Duculan, Rolando, Aziz, Faiza, Lyman, Stephen L., Crow, Mary K., et al; Rapid Surges of Anti-dsDNA Titers Predict Severe Clinical Flares in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum 2011;63 Suppl 10 :1709.
ORAL PRESENTATION American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting. Chicago 2011


Research Interests

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of November 14, 2019, Dr. Pan reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

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