Pai-Yue "Patty" Lu, MD, MSc

  • Section Head, Pediatric Rheumatology


Dr. Pai-Yue Lu-Fritts received her medical degree from New York Medical College, Valhalla. She completed her pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), then completed fellowships in Clinical & Translational Medicine as well as Pediatric Rheumatology at CCHMC. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Lu-Fritts provide services related to the diagnosis, treatment and management of childhood rheumatologic diseases including:

  • Acute rheumatic fever
  • Arthritis (acute, chronic)
  • Fever of unknown cause and periodic fever syndromes
  • Hypermobility syndrome
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) (formerly known as Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, or JRA)
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM)
  • Morphea and scleroderma
  • Musculoskeletal pain (joint/limb pain), fibromyalgia, and complex regional pain syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), Sjögren's syndrome, and other related conditions
  • Uveitis and other autoimmune eye conditions
  • Vasculitis

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Training & Education


New York Medical College, Valhalla


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


Clinical and Translational Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Pediatric Rheumatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Pediatrics

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