• Dr. Stoll is a pediatric rheumatologist who earned his MD and PhD at Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY) in 2001, followed by completion of residency in pediatrics at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 2004 and fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at the Childrens Hospital Boston in 2007. At the completion of his fellowship, he took a staff position at the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX), where he earned an MSCS degree. In 2011, he moved to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he remains. During his fellowship, Dr. Stoll developed an interest in the clinical epidemiology of spondyloarthritis, publishing on age-based subgroups of juvenile psoriatic arthritis as well as risk factors for sacroiliitis in patients with pediatric spondyloarthritis. He subsequently turned his attention to the links between spondyloarthritis and inflammatory bowel disease and reported on use of fecal calprotectin as well as intestinal MRI to identify sub-clinical intestinal inflammation in children with spondyloarthritis. His current work focuses on the role of the intestinal and oral microbiota in the pathogenesis of spondyloarthritis.
  • Selected Publications


    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 The microbiome in rheumatic diseases and infection 2018


    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Inflammatory bowel disease.  251-274. 2018
    2018 Juvenile idiopathic arthritis.  221-237. 2018
    2018 Rheumatoid arthritis.  183-199. 2018
    2018 The microbiome: Past, present, and future.  3-11. 2018
    2018 The promise of personalized medicine.  465-474. 2018
    2014 Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.  1950-1963. 2014
    Extra-articular manifestations: inflammatory bowel disease

    Research Overview

  • My major research interest is the link between mucosal immunity and spondyloarthritis. Specifically, I am looking at the adaptive immune responses to enteric and oral organisms and the nature of the fecal and oral microbiota in patients with spondyloarthritis. I also am interested in the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthritis in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).
  • Investigator On

  • A Randomized, Open Label, Multi-Center, Phase 3 Efficacy Study of Sub-Q Abatacept in Preventing Extension of Oligoarticular JIA (Limit-JIA)  awarded by Duke University 2020 - 2023
  • A Stakeholder-driven Comparative Effectiveness Study of Treatments to Prevent Coronary Artery Damage in Patients with Resistant Kawasaki Disease  awarded by University of California, San Diego 2019 - 2022
  • UAB Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (P60)  awarded by National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2019
  • UAB Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center - Project 3  awarded by National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2019
  • Observational Study of Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases : The CARRA Registry  awarded by Duke University 2015 - 2018
  • Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance ("CARRA Registry")  awarded by Duke University 2012 - 2015
  • Childhood Arthritis and Research Alliance Network (CARRANet): Juvenile Dermatomyositis Consensus Treatment Plan  awarded by DUKE CLINICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2013 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY 2013 - 2015
  • Childhood Arthritis and Research Alliance Network (CARRANet): Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Consensus Treatment Plan  awarded by Duke University 2013 - 2014
  • Improved Understanding of the Biology and use of TNF Inhibition in Children with JIA  awarded by CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (CINCINNATI) 2011 - 2013
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Syracuse University 2001
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Immunology, Syracuse University 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biochemistry, Wesleyan University 1994
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Internship 2002
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Residency 2004
  • Children's Hospital Boston, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2007
  • Full Name

  • Matthew Stoll