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Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Clinic

The MIS-C Clinic at Children's Hospital 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 from Children's Hospital. Follow-up clinic appointments take place on Thursday afternoons.

Meet Your Care Team

David A. Parra
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David A. ParraMD

    Cardiac Imaging, Cardiovascular MRI, Fetal Cardiology, General Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease
Natasha B. Halasa

Natasha B. HalasaMPH, MD

    HIV, Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Periodic Fever, Primary Immunodeficiencies, Secondary Immunodeficiencies
Anna E. Patrick

Anna E. PatrickMD, PhD

    Autoinflammatory Syndromes, Dermatomyositis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Pediatric Rheumatology, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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:

Related Stories

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) clinic opens

Response to COVID-19 infections and exposure.

Children’s Hospital sees surge in rare MIS-C cases amid drop in COVID-19 numbers

Cause of the rare illness is unknown.

Some children with COVID-19 may experience rare inflammatory syndrome

Requires follow-up after hospital discharge.