Dr. Andrew Shulman, Medical Director, Rheumatology

Dr. Andrew Shulman, Medical Director, Rheumatology

  • Andrew Shulman MD
  • Appointments:
  • Office: 714-509-8617
  • Specialty: Rheumatology
  • Board Certified: Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology

An expert in the field of pediatric rheumatology, Dr. Shulman has acquired extensive training in the diagnosis and management of pediatric autoimmune and inflammatory conditions and research experience in molecular mechanisms of disease. He cares for patients with juvenile arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and related conditions, juvenile dermatomyositis, vasculitides, uveitis, periodic fever syndromes and other autoinflammatory diseases. Dr. Shulman frequently assists colleagues in the recognition and treatment of patients with pain amplification syndromes.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Shulman is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology. He received his medical degree and doctor of philosophy degree in cell regulation from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Shulman served his internship and residency in pediatrics in the Boston Combined Residency Program of Children’s Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in pediatric rheumatology in the Children’s Hospital Boston division of allergy, immunology, and rheumatology.

The practice of pediatric rheumatology combines Dr. Shulman’s interests in working with an under-served population of kids, basic mechanisms of molecular immunology and in pediatric resident and rheumatology fellow education. Dr. Shulman has interests in literature and writing for a general readership. He writes the blog Left on Longwood and has contributed to Rheum School, a site for pediatric rheumatologists and trainees.

Andrew Shulman MD is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange .


CHOC Clinic
1201 W. La Veta Ave. Building: CHOC Clinic
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 888-770-2462
fax: 855-246-2329

CHOC Specialty Center – Newport Beach
500 Superior Ave., Suite 140
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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854 Magnolia Ave, Suite 101
Corona, CA 92879


  • Fellowship – Pediatric Rheumatology
    Children’s Hospital of Boston, Massachusetts
  • Fellowship – Pediatric Rheumatology
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Residency – Pediatrics
    Children’s Hospital of Boston, Massachusetts

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Rheumatology
  • Medical Director, Rheumatology
    CHOC Specialists

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Rheumatology


Nigrovic P.A., Mannion M., Prince F.H.M., Zeft A., Rabinovich C.E., van Rossum M.A.H., Cortis E., Pardeo M., Miettunen P.M., Janow G., Birmingham J., Eggebeen A., Janssen E., Shulman A.I., Son M.B., Hong S., Jones K., Ilowite N.T., Cron R.Q., Higgins G.C. Anakinra as first-line disease-modifying therapy in systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis and Rheumatism 63(2), 545-555 (2011).

Kentsis A., Shulman A., Ahmed S., Brennan E., Monuteaux M.C., Young-Ho L., Lipsett S., Paulo J.A., Dedeoglu F., Fuhlbrigge R., Bachur R., Bradwin G., Arditi M., Sundel R.P., Newburger J.W., Steen H., and Kim S. Urine proteomics for discovery of improved diagnostic markers of Kawasaki disease. EMBO Molecular Medicine 4, 1-11 (2012).

Textbook Chapter:

Janssen E, Shulman A.I., and Sundel R. Autoimmune Diseases in Pediatric Allergy: Principles and Practice, 2nd edition. Leung D.Y.M., Sampson H.A., Geha R., and Szefler S.J. eds, Saunders, 160-169, 2011.

Our rheumatologists commonly treat:

  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Scleroderma
  • Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis
  • Chronic iritis/iridocyclitis
  • ANCA-associated vasculitis
  • Periodic fever syndromes
  • Hypermobility-associated musculoskeletal pain


Dr. Andrew Shulman - chronic pain
Pain Syndrome: Dr. Shulman

In this segment, Dr. Andrew Shulman, CHOC, helps us to understand chronic pain, a condition where a patient's sensitivity to pain is abnormal.

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