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Sarah Faith Taber, MD

Lerner Children's Pavilion at Hospital for Special Surgery logoPediatrics, Rheumatology

About Dr. Taber


Dr. Sarah Taber specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children with rheumatic diseases, including juvenile idiopathic arthritis, childhood systemic lupus, dermatomyositis, vasculitis, and systemic and localized scleroderma. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Yale University, and from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which she attended through the prestigious Humanities and Medicine program.

Dr. Taber completed her residency in pediatrics at NYU Medical Center, where she was selected Outstanding Floor Senior Resident upon graduation. She then completed her fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Taber has been a featured speaker for the Scleroderma Foundation, Charla de Lupus, Arthritis Foundation, and A Lasting Mark Foundation, and is a Consult Editor of Rheumatology for Medscape. She is a member of the Scleroderma, Vasculitis and Rare Diseases group of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance. She is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology.

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Special Expertise

Childhood arthritis, childhood systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis, localized scleroderma, systemic sclerosis, juvenile dermatomyositis, fever of unknown origin, autoinflammatory disease

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


American College of Rheumatology
American Academy of Pediatrics
Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)


American Board of Pediatrics


Phi Beta Kappa, 2005
Magna Cum Laude, 2005


Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Internship: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: New York University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

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Publications by Dr. Taber

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Selected Presentations

Trachtman R, Murray E, Szymonifka J, Adams A, Pan N, Taber S, Lehman T, Onel K, Mandl L. Do Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Computer Adaptive Tests Correlate with Disease Activity in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis? PHO Conference: PROMIS in Action, Poster Presentation

Trachtman R, Murray E, Szymonifka J, Toussi S, Nellis M, Adams A, Pan N, Taber S, Lehman T, Onel K, Mandl L. Procalcitonin Differentiates Infection from Active Disease in Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting 2017, Poster Presentation

Treemarcki E, Syzmonifka J, Adams A, Pan N, Taber S, Onel K. “A Weighty Diagnosis: Weight Change and Risk Factors in Early Juvenile Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.” ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting 2018, Poster Presentation 


Research Interests

Localized scleroderma, systemic sclerosis, whole genome sequencing, gene expression studies

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of March 27, 2023, Dr. Taber reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

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