Dr John Patrick Whelan

Dr John Patrick Whelan

About Dr John Patrick Whelan

SPECIALTY : Rheumatology
SUBSPECIALTIES : Systemic Pain & Inflammatory Syndromes, Vasculitis

LANGUAGE : English

Professional Statement

Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the UCLA Division of Rheumatology is Dr John, M.D., Ph.D. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Harvard University, a doctorate from Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, and an M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine. He finished training in rheumatology at Harvard and was a pediatric rheumatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital for twenty years.

Former president of the Los Angeles Pediatric Society, he assists with the organization’s summer program for high school students interested in pediatrics as a profession. His research focuses on non-inflammatory vasculopathies, including Kohlmeier-Degos disease, and he has led efforts at UCLA to establish interdisciplinary treatment for patients with the PANS and PANDAS syndromes, which lead to OCD, tic, and behavioral issues in young children.

Dr John’s affiliations include UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. He has been practicing law for almost 20 years.

Education & Professional Experience

Medical School & Residency

  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Fellowship, Rheumatology, 1996-1999
  • Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, 1993-1996
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Medical School

Licensure & Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Certified in Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Certified in Rheumatology
  • CA State Medical License
  • Active through 2024
  • MA State Medical License
  • Active through 2023
  • NV State Medical License
  • Active through 2013

Dr John Appointment Process

Appointment Number(For Serial): BOOK BY PHONE (617) 726-9381, (310) 373-6864 Or (310) 825-9111 &  Online Appointment here.

Chamber Name & AddressUCLA Medical Center, 175 Cambridge St., CPZS-506, Boston, MA, 02114

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