San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5113
San Diego, CA 92123




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine


Valley Medical Center


Valley Medical Center

Board Certifications

Pediatric Rheumatology, Pediatrics




Dr. Robert Sheets is a pediatric rheumatologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a clinical professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

He is board certified and has been practicing pediatric rheumatology since 1990.

Graduating from Brown University in 1970 and from medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1974, he went on to complete residency training in 1977 at Valley Medical Center in Fresno, Calif.

Dr. Sheets cares for patients with rheumatic disease and sees patients in the combined Rheumatology/Nephrology Clinic, where he cares for lupus patients and patients with rheumatologic disorders and kidney disease. He is also actively involved in teaching medical students and pediatric residents who are part of UC San Diego School of Medicine's pediatric residency program.

Dr. Sheets has worked with the Arthritis Foundation for many years. He has been part of the Jingle Bell Run and will also be part of the Arthritis Walk starting in 2014.

His interests include hiking, mountain biking, baking, tennis and gardening.


Two pediatric cases of ANCA-negative eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis successfully treated with dupilumab.
Galant-Swafford J, Geng B, Leibel S, Akuthota P, Tucker S, Cernelc-Kohan M, Sheets R, Nation J, Jefferson AA

Kawasaki Disease Outcomes and Response to Therapy in a Multiethnic Community: A 10-Year Experience.
Skochko SM, Jain S, Sun X, Sivilay N, Kanegaye JT, Pancheri J, Shimizu C, Sheets R, Tremoulet AH, Burns JC

Mutations of complement factor I and potential mechanisms of neuroinflammation in acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis.
Broderick L, Gandhi C, Mueller JL, Putnam CD, Shayan K, Giclas PC, Peterson KS, Aceves SS, Sheets RM, Peterson BM, Newbury RO, Hoffman HM, Bastian JF

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