Matthew L. Basiaga, D.O.

  1. Pediatric Rheumatologist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Matthew Basiaga, DO MSCE, is a board certified pediatric rheumatologist. His clinical focus includes:

  • Expertise in the diagnosis and management of rare rheumatic diseases in children. He has a special interest in childhood Sjogren Syndrome, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Behcet's disease, Non-infectious Uveitis, and Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis (CRMO)
  • Incorporating bed-side musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnostically, as an extension of his physical examination, and for ultrasound guided joint and tendon injections

Creating a unified diagnostic and treatment plan as a physician-family team by:

  • Understanding patient and family goals for diagnosis and treatment
  • Providing education on current evidence-based understanding of the disease process and available treatment options
  • Setting realistic treatment expectations

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Basiaga is active in leading international research efforts to better understand childhood Sjogren Syndrome. His research focuses on the epidemiology of rare pediatric autoimmune disease using observational datasets.

He is passionate about teaching and providing mentorship to medical students, residents, and fellows.

  1. Joint injection
  2. Ultrasound
  3. Ultrasound-guided injection
  1. 2016
    MSCEUniversity of Pennsylvania
  2. 2016
    Fellowship - Pediatric RheumatologyThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  3. 2013
    Chief ResidentPenn State College of Medicine
  4. 2012
    ResidencyPenn State College of Medicine
  5. 2009
    Doctor of Osteopathic MedicinePhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  6. 2004
    BS - Health Science, Minor ChemistryLock Haven University of Pennsylvania


  1. 2017
    Pediatric RheumatologyAmerican Board of Pediatrics
  2. 2012
    PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics

Awards and honors

  1. 2014
    Top Patient Oriented Poster Award – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Fellow Research DayThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  2. 2012
    Third Year Resident Teacher of the Year Award, Department of PediatricsPenn State College of Medicine
  3. 2011
    Second Year Resident Teacher of the Year Award, Department of PediatricsPenn State College of Medicine
  4. 2010
    Intern Teacher of the Year Award, Department of PediatricsPenn State College of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - 2019
    Co-LeaderSeattle Children's Hospital
  2. 2017 - present
    MemberPediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group (PRCSG)
  3. 2016 - 2019
    LeadSeattle Children's Hospital
  4. 2016 - 2019
    LeaderSeattle Children's Hospital
  5. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Rheumatology
  6. 2013 - present
    MemberChildhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance