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Lawrence Zemel, MD

Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group

Education: BS, Brooklyn College, 1969
MD, SUNY-Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 1973
Residency: Pediatrics, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, 1973-1975
Fellowship: Rheumatology, New England Medical Center, 1975-1977
Rheumatology, Boston Children’s Hospital, 1976-1977

Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Faculty Appointment

    Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Dr. Zemel has 35 years of experience in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease, and utilizes the best evidence-based medicine and guidelines in providing Lyme care. He also specializes in treating juvenile arthritis, lupus, spondyloarthritis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Zemel believes a multidisciplinary approach is necessary to diagnose and treat children with musculoskeletal pain or unexplained medical symptoms.

    Selected Publications
    • Dr. Zemel’s most recent publication was the 2012 article in the New England Journal of Medicine on the role of Tocilizumab in treating systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

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