The Division of Rheumatology focuses its educational, research and patient care efforts on the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. The diseases include the many forms of arthritis; the connective tissue diseases (Scleroderma, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis); localized pain syndromes-tendinitis, bursitis and metabolic bone disorders such as osteoporosis. All patients are evaluated by one of the faculty Rheumatologists. Treatment modalities include anti-rheumatic medications, soft tissue and joint injections, and physical therapy.
To improve the lives of persons with rheumatologic diseases by providing compassionate, state-of-the-art care, conducting cutting-edge basic and clinical research, and training the next generation of physicians and healthcare professionals.