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Dustin Fleck, MD, Division Chief



ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Raynaud's disease, TMJ inflammatory arthritis, systemic onset JIA


Dustin Fleck, MD, is a pediatric rheumatologist and division chief of rheumatology at Dayton Children's Hospital. Dr. Fleck was born and raised in Celina, Ohio. He completed his medical school education at the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio. Following college, he spent his pediatric residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He also completed his fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Fleck is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Fleck has a special interest in treating patients with interesting and rare complex diseases. One of his favorite things about working with children is being able to work with them and help them achieve their full potential. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Fleck enjoys running, astronomy and exploring the great outdoors with his five children.

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education and training

  • medical school: University of Toledo
  • residency: University of Michigan - pediatrics
  • fellowship: University of Michigan - pediatric rheumatology
  • board certification: pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology

publications and presentations

peer reviewed publications

  • Saba Thomas G., Fleck Dustin E., Wilson Allecia M., Hoeltzel Mark F., Rabah Raja, and Hershenson Marc B. Connecting the Dots: A Rare Cause of Pulmonary Nodules in a 13-Year-Old Boy. Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology. March 2015, 28(1): 68-71
  • Fleck, Dustin E., Hoeltzel, Mark F. Hand and Foot Color Change: Diagnosis and Management. Pediatrics in Review. Nov 2017, 38 (11) 511-519; DOI: 10.1542/pir.2016-023


  • Fleck DE, Riebschleger MP. Cardiac Valvulitis Associated with Macrophage Activation Syndrome. A Case Report. Poster at the Immuno-Hematology Symposium at University of Michigan, February 2014.

clinical practice guidelines

  • Suspected Clinical Autoimmune Encephalitis: Lead Author

awards, honors and organizations

honors and awards

  • 2019 Top Doctor Award, Detroit Hour Magazine
  • 2010 Marian M. Rejent Award for academic excellence/compassion in Pediatrics
  • 2010 Edward F. Ockuly Award for outstanding achievement in Pediatric Urology
  • 2009 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Toledo College of Medicine
  • Dayton Magazine - Dayton Best Docs 2023

professional society memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, FAAP
  • American College of Rheumatology, Fellow member
  • Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance


get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

pediatric rheumatology consist of many interesting and rare complex diseases.

I like working with kids because...

it is one of the most rewarding jobs. There is fulfillment in watching kids grow and to work with them to help achieve their full potential.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

it gave me to chance to come back home to the community in which I was born and raised and work together with an amazing team to help bring easy access to rheumatologic care to children of the Dayton area and local communities.

Dayton Children's is special because...

it is filled with some of the most passionate and talented staff, all who share the same goal of providing the best care possible to the children of the community.

ratings and reviews

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Everyone was wonderful!!! Great experience!!!

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Dr Fleck was great! Very informative and spoke to me and my son directly explaining everything so we could understand.

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Dusty is one of the best at Dayton Children's! A fantastic bedside manner and interacted well with patient and mother.

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conditions I treat

Acute rheumatic fever, ANCA vasculitis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Autoinflammatory syndromes, Bechet's Disease, CAPS (Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes), Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyeltis (CRMO), Cystic Fibrosis Arthropathy, Diffuse systemic sclerosis, Drug Induced Lupus, Enthesitis related arthritis, Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA), Erythema Nodosum, Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome (FCAS), Fever of Unknown Etiology, FMF (Familial Mediterrian Fever), Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (GPA) (Wegener's), Henoch-Schonlein purpura, Hyperimmunoglobulin D Syndrome (HIDS), IgG4 related Disease (IgG4-RD), Inflammatory Myopathies, Inflammatory pericarditis, JIA, Juvenile dermatomyositis, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Kawasaki disease, Limited Systemic Sclerosis (CREST), Lupus, Malar Rash, Mevalonate kinase deficincy (MKD), Microscopic Polyangitis (MPA), Mixed connective tissue disease, Morphea, Muckle Wells Syndrome (MWS), Neonatal Lupus, Neonatal onset multiinflammatory disease (NOMID), Periodic Fever Syndromes, PFAPA (Periodic fever, aphtous stomatitis, pharyngitis and adenitis), Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN), Polymyositis, Positive ANA, psoriatric arthritis, Raynard's Disease, Reactive arthritis, Recurrent fever, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidois, Scleroderma, Sjogren's syndrome, Sjogren's Syndrome, Spondyloarthropathy, Synovitis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Takayasu's Arteritis, Toxic Synovitis, Transient Synovitis, TRAPS (Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor-1 associated syndrome), Uveitis, Vasculitic disorders, Systemic Onset JIA, TMJ inflammatory arthritis