Rheumatology and Molecular Immunology

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Division of Rheumatology and Molecular Immunology

The Division of Rheumatology and Immunology is interested in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the joints, connective tissues diseases, and autoimmune diseases. Areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, gout and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Six board-certified academic rheumatologists and four fellows make up the Division of Rheumatology and Molecular Immunology, which provides rheumatological consultative services to the community, the Medical Center, the University Medical Pavilion and the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In addition, the division is actively involved in academic and research activities in a broad spectrum of rheumatological and immunological avenues.

Clinical services

The Division of Rheumatology provides the following clinical services:

  • Year-round bone mineral densitometry and certified interpretation with clinical recommendations
  • Ten half-day faculty Pavilion clinics per week
  • Eight half-day fellow/faculty Pavilion clinics per week
  • One infusion clinic on the 5th floor in the hospital and on-demand infusion clinic in Pavilion
  • Two VA clinics per week - faculty and fellows
  • Year-round hospital consultation service 
  • Three months per year general medicine ward attending