Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

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Welcome to the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

The Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology has a tradition of excellence in patient care, education, and research for over fifty years. Our clinical activities emphasize care of both common and rare rheumatic diseases. We have outpatient clinics devoted to all types of autoimmune diseases and musculoskeletal disorders. Our facility have a clinical and research interested in rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, myositis, vasculitis, and scleroderma. Our reputation is evidenced by a ranking of #10 in the 2011 U.S. News and World Report Survey.

We are committed to a mission of providing the highest quality care for patients with arthritis and autoimmune diseases and mentoring and training medical students, residents, fellows, and young faculty. Our research mission is to better understand arthritis, autoimmune, and other connective tissue diseases in order to improve diagnosis and therapies, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure or preventing these disorders. Faculty members are involved in both clinical and laboratory research. Our research programs are centered in the clinical areas noted above and include the disciplines of clinical epidemiology, health services, and laboratory research. Our research includes collaborative efforts with other programs in the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Public Health. Approximately one third of our fellowship graduates during the last five years have elected an academic career in teaching, patient care, or research.

Remarkable advances in drug discovery, mechanisms of disease, epidemiology, outcome research, and other related fields make a career in academic rheumatology an exciting career opportunity. The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC have a long tradition of multidisciplinary collaboration. The faculty in the Division of Rheumatology, combined with cutting-edge clinical, educational, and patient care resources, provide for ongoing success of rheumatology at the University of Pittsburgh.

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