W. Blaine Lapin, MD is a Pediatric Rheumatologist at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Lapin’s expertise includes juvenile idiopathic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile dermatomyositis, and systemic autoinflammatory disorders.


Saint George's University School of Medicine


Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo


Baylor College of Medicine

American Board of Pediatric - Rheumatology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • Dailey J, Kozhaya L, Dogan M,…Lapin, B,…et al. Antibody Responses to SARS-CoV-2 After Infection or Vaccination in Children and Young Adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease [published online ahead of print, 2021 Sep 16]. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2021;izab207.doi:10.1093/ibd/izab207
  • Moran EJ, Lapin WB, Calame D, et al. Degos disease: A radiological-pathological correlation of the neuroradiological aspects of the disease [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 30]. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2020;47:151545. doi:10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2020.151545
  • Rubinstein TB, Ogbu EA, Rodriguez M,…Lapin WB,… et al. Prioritized Agenda for Mental Health Research in Pediatric Rheumatology from the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Mental Health Workgroup [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jan 15]. J Rheumatol. 2020;jrheum.190361. doi:10.3899/jrheum.190361

Locations for this Doctor

Exterior view of 10 Birdseye Drive in Farmington

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care & Infusion Center – Farmington (10 Birdseye Rd)

10 Birdseye Road
Farmington, CT06032
United States

South Hadley Specialty Care Center

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – South Hadley

84 Willimansett Street, Suite 3
South Hadley, MA01075
United States

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Hartford (85 Seymour St.)

85 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT06106
United States

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Most Recent Comments

December 12, 2023
Dr. Blaine's bedside manner is so wonderful. He asks my son permission before examining him and gives an age appropriate description of everything he is going to do before he does it. My son has been through quite a bit of medical experiences and he previously struggled even with things like blood pressure readings, etc. Dr. Blaine's kind nature puts him right at ease.
August 8, 2023
Our experience was stellar. The doctor asked a lot of questions, listened to the answers, and offered a diagnosis that made a lot of sense to us and fit with all her symptoms.
May 5, 2023
I really appreciated how he talked to my daughter and told her what was going to happen, really kind and impressive!
May 5, 2023
Dr Lapin deals directly with her because she is 17 and he treats her like an adult. He does include me in the conversation but respects her concerns and opinions.