Kawasaki Disease Research Center

The Kawasaki Disease Research Center provides comprehensive services for infants and children with Acute and Convalescent Kawasaki Disease. The center is directed by  Dr. Jane Burns, M.D.

Kawasaki Disease is an illness characterized by inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body. It is most often accompanied by the following symptoms: fever; rash; swelling of the hands and feet; irritation and reddening of the eyes; irritation and inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth, lips, and throat; and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Kawasaki Disease affects children almost exclusively and most patients are under 6 years of age.

Hours of Operation

Kawasaki Clinics are held each Wednesday in the Cardiology Clinic. A Kawasaki Team Physician is available 24 hours a day for physician-to-physician consultations for suspected Acute Cases.


For Clinic appointments call 858-966-5855
For physician-to-physician consultations call Rady Children's Hospital operator at 858-966-1700 to have the Kawasaki Team Physician paged.
For further information on Kawasaki Disease, please visit the Kawasaki Disease Research Center Website

The Kawasaki Disease Foundation  is a partnership of parents, patients, and professionals dedicated to advancing Kawasaki Disease issues. The Foundation focuses on awareness, support, and research.