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Lawrence K. Jung, MD

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Division Chief, Rheumatology

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Specialties: Systemic lupus erythematosus, Dermatomyositis (juvenile), Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Rheumatology
National Provider Identifier1902916182

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Laurel, MD 20707
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Phone: 240-568-7000 or 1-800-787-0006
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TDD: 301-369-4132

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Shady Grove Medical Park
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Rockville, MD 20850
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Phone: 301-765-5400 or 800-787-0243
Fax: 301-765-5497
*Ambulatory Surgery Center 301-765-5500

Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders of Northern Virginia

6565 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22042
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Phone: 703-531-DOCS (3627)
Fax: 703-531-1590

** Physicians are employed by Pediatric Specialists of Virginia


Lawrence K. Jung, MD, is chief of the Division of Rheumatology. Dr. Jung has more than 30 years of experience treating pediatric patients with rheumatologic disorders.

Dr. Jung has been involved in translational and clinical research for the last 30 years. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies for studies in immunology and rheumatology. He is the chief editor for pediatric rheumatology content for eMedicine.

Before joining Children’s National Medical Center, Dr. Jung was on the Board of Directors for the Arthritis Foundation in Nebraska and organized an annual Arthritis Camp for children with arthritis. He is now actively involved with the Washington Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation's patient education and advocacy efforts.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SKBachelor of Science 1968 -1971
Medical School University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine Saskatoon, SKDoctor of Medicine 1970 -1975
National & International Recognitions
Top DoctorsNorthern Virginia Magazine2013
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011
Healthcare Professional of the YearArthritis Foundation, NE 2007
Earl Brewer Award for Physician LeadershipAmerican Juvenile Arthritis Organization2000

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
ChairmanChildhood Arthritis and Rheumatism Research AlliancePerformance Criteria Committee2007 - 2007
Chief editoreMedicinePediatric Rheumatology
MemberAmerican Board of PediatricsRheumatology
MemberAmerican College of Rheumatology
MemberAmerican Association of Immunologists
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
InvestigatorRituximab in the treatment of refractory adult and juvenile dermatomyositis and polymyositisNational Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Skin Diseases2005 - 2010
Principal InvestigatorAnti-IL6 mAb in treatment of refractory systemic juvenile arthritisPfizer2007 - 2009
InvestigatorPrevention of Cardiovascular Complications of Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: The Atherosclerosis Prevention in Pediatric Lupus Erythematosus (APPLE) StudyNational Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Skin Diseases2003 - 2008
Read more about the research interests of Lawrence K. Jung
Journal Article, Schanberg, L.E., Sandborg, C., Barnhart, H.X., Ardoin, S.P., Yow, E., Evans, G.E., Mieszkalski, K.E., Ilowite, N., Eberhard, A., Levy, D.M., Kimura, Y., von Scheven, E., Jung, L., et al (2009), Premature atherosclerosis in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus: Risk factors for increased carotid intima-media thickness in the atherosclerosis prevention in pediatric lupus erythematosus cohort, Arthritis and Rheumatology, 60, 1496-1507.

Journal Article, Hossain, A., Jung, L.K.L. (2008), Expression of bone-specific alkaline phosphatase on human B cells, Cellular Immunology, 253, 66-70.

Journal Article, Lovell, D.J., Ruperto, N., Goodman, S., Reiff, A., Jung, L., et al (2008), Adalimumab with or without Methotrexate in Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, New England Journal of Medicine, 359, 810-820.

Journal Article, Ruperto, N., Lovell, D.J., Quartier, P., Paz, E., Perez, N., Silva, C.A., Mendoza, C.A., Burgos-Vargas, R., Gerloni, V., Melo-Gomes, J.A., Saad-Magalhaes, C., Sztajnbok, F., Schainber, C., Jung, L.K., (2008), Abatacept in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled withdrawal trial, Lancet, 372, 383-391.

Journal Article, Akhter, M.P., Jung, L.K.L. (2007), Decreased Bone Strength in HLA-B27 Transgenic Rat Model of Spondyloarthropathy, Rheumatology, 46, 1258-1262.

Journal Article, Silverman, E., Mouy, R., Spiegel, L., Jung, L.K.L., Saurenmann, R.K., Lahdenne, P., Horneff, G., Calvo, I., Szer, I.S., Simpson, K., Stewart, J.A. (2005), Leflunomide or Methotrexate for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, New England Journal of Medicine, 352, 1655-1666.

Journal Article, Jung, L.K. (2001), Other Rheumatic and Vasculitic Disorders, Manual of Clinical Problems in Pediatrics, 5, 471-477.

Journal Article, Jung, L.K. (2001), Juvenile Arthritis, Manual of Clinical Problems in Pediatrics, 5, 411-415.

Journal Article, Hou, Z., Leta, E., and Jung, L.K.L. (1996), Crosslinking CD7 on Myeloblasts Results in Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor Production, Blood 88, 124-129.

Journal Article, Jung, L.K. and Mohrmann, M.E. (1994), Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Manual of Clinical Problems in Pediatrics, 4, 419-424.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Lawrence Jung, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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