Kids Arthritis Care provides a full range of medical services for pediatric patients with a variety of chronic and painful conditions, such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, lupus, mixed connective tissue disease, Sjogren's syndrome, vasculitis, sarcoidosis, juvenile dermatomyositis, amplified pain syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, immunoglobulin G (IgG) deficiency, and genetic enzyme deficiency syndromes. The clinic is dedicated solely to servicing the medical needs of children, and provides a holistic approach to medicine. The Kids Arthritis Care clinic arose from Dr. Lowe's passion for providing the best care anywhere for kids.
Providing Kids with the Best Care
Dr. Robert Lowe, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Robert M. Lowe is the Founder and Medical Director of the Juvenile Arthritis & Rheumatology Care & Research Center (Kids Arthritis Care), the only dedicated pediatric rheumatology clinic in the state of Nevada. Dr. Lowe is also on the Board of Directors for the Rheumatology Association of Nevada. He is a clinical assistant professor at the UNLV School of Medicine, and is the only board-certified pediatric rheumatologist permanently based in the State of Nevada. He previously served as the head pediatric rheumatologist at Children's Specialty Center of Nevada for several months, before deciding to open his own clinic focused solely on providing the best medical care in the country for children with autoimmune conditions. Prior to coming to Las Vegas, Dr. Lowe served for five years on the faculty of the University of Alabama in Birmingham and Children's of Alabama, in the division of Pediatric Rheumatology where he split his time between caring for kids with rheumatology (autoimmune) conditions and performing basic and translational research to improve our understanding of childhood lupus and Sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Lowe spent several years in Washington State, where he received his medical degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Molecular and Cellular Biology, with a concentration in autoimmune disease, from the University of Washington.
Theresa Morales has been a Medical Assistant since 2013 and is IV Certified. She is bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish. Prior to joining our practice she was a Medical Assistant/GI Tech at a surgery center. She is excited to join our team and help ease our patients' pain one patient at a time. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She especially loves the time she spends with her children and grandchildren.
Chief Medical Assistant
Office Operation Manager
Rosie Barron has been a practicing Medical Assistant since obtaining certification in 2007. Rosie is IV Certified and has an extensive background in Rheumatology. She is bilingual and fluent in both English and Spanish. Previously, she served as a Medical Assistant/Prior Authorization Specialist for a Pediatric Specialty Clinic, and also worked for Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Working with children is the best part of Rosie's job, and she gets great satisfaction in knowing she is helping children live pain-free lives.
Courtney Burke, RN, BSN
Courtney was born and raised in the outskirts of Reno, NV. She relocated in 2011 to Las Vegas after being accepted to UNLV’s nursing program. Although Courtney misses riding horses, boating and jetskiing at Lahontan, hanging out in the crystal waters of Tahoe, snow skiing, and hiking the BLM lands around Reno, she and her husband decided to stay in Vegas after she fell in love with the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Sunrise Children’s Hospital, where she has worked since graduating in May of 2013. Now, Courtney is happy to have joined the team at Kids’ Arthritis Care and creating long term relationships with the kiddos and families she meets during infusion sessions. Courtney and Carlos have several daughters, so her free time is mostly occupied keeping them out of trouble. She enjoys all things Harry Potter, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Supernatural.