Sara Elizabeth Sabbagh, DO

Pediatric Rheumatology, Pediatrics
Children’s Wisconsin since 2020
  • Pediatric Rheumatologist, Children's Wisconsin
  • Assistant professor of Pediatric Rheumatology, Medical College of Wisconsin




Dr. Sabbagh specializes in the care of patients with juvenile myositis. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Upon completing fellowship, Dr. Sabbagh received additional specialized training in juvenile myositis under the direction of Dr. Lisa Rider at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health. She also held an affiliate faculty appointment at George Washington University, where she saw juvenile myositis patients at the Medical Faculty Associates Myositis Center, which is a Cure JM Center of Excellence. 


  • Pediatric Rheumatology, Pediatrics

Areas of Interest

  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Juvenile spondyloarthopathies
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Vasculitis
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Education and Awards


  • 2013, Touro University, Nevada,


  • 2016, University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) - Pediatrics


  • 2019, Children's National Medical Center - Pediatric Rheumatology
  • 2020, National Institutes of Health - Pediatric Rheumatology-Research


  • 2017 FIT (Fellow-in-Training) Scholarship Recipient
  • 2018 Earl J Brewer Research Award
  • 2018 Cure JM Foundation Award
  • 2019 DC Rheumatism Society Fellows Forum Research Award

Research and publications