Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Clinic
The MIS-C Clinic at Monroe Carell was created to address the rare inflammatory syndrome that happens in some children exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.
Our expert specialists in cardiology, rheumatology and infectious diseases continue following children experiencing MIS-C after their release. Follow-up clinic appointments take place on Thursday afternoons.
Meet Your Care Team
David A. ParraMD
- Cardiac Imaging, Cardiovascular MRI, Fetal Cardiology, General Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Heart
Natasha B. HalasaMPH, MD
- HIV, Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Periodic Fever, Primary Immunodeficiencies, Secondary Immunodeficiencies
Anna E. PatrickMD, PhD
- Autoinflammatory Syndromes, Dermatomyositis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Pediatric Rheumatology, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Sophie E. KatzMD
- Infectious Disease, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Periodic Fever, Primary Immunodeficiencies, Secondary Immunodeficiencies, Transplant Infectious Diseases
Why Choose Vanderbilt
- Collaborative care
Our MIS-C Clinic specialists meet each Monday to discuss every case, decide on the best courses of treatment and prepare for Tuesday appointments. Your child will be in the care of experts who have planned for your visit and strive to provide personally tailored care.
- Innovative research
Our expert care providers use the knowledge they gain in our clinic to contribute to ongoing research into MIS-C. We are searching for genetic causes of the syndrome as well as contributing to an NIH-funded study on the short and long-term effects of COVID-19 in children.
- Dedicated care
Our MIS-C Clinic team devotes time each week exclusively to children experiencing this syndrome. Our clinic coordinator ensures your child's visit each necessary step in testing, imaging and observation.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
- Exercise stress test
- High-dose gamma globulin (IVIg)