The mission of the Division of Rheumatology is to provide state-of-the-art care for patients with various rheumatological illnesses, teach medical and dental students basic concepts of rheumatology, mentor medical students and residents in clinical rheumatology, conduct cutting-edge research, and to provide intensive subspecialty training for rheumatology fellows. We also present comprehensive updates of the field through continuing medical education forums for physicians and nurse practitioners and are involved in local, national, and international clinical research.
The division has focused on clinical research including trials for new biological agents. Clinical research of rheumatic and autoimmune diseases includes studies of social factors, epidemiologic analyses, and therapeutic trials of diverse agents. There is current collaboration with basic scientists to study aspects of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Faculty are committed to teaching, students, residents and fellows during all years of medical and dental school, and through our ACGME accredited fellowship program.