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Department of Medicine

  Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Division Chief

photo Larry W. Moreland, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Autoimmune diseases, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Vasculitis

Email: morelandl@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-8734

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photo Antonio Achkar, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Treatment of rheumatic diseases

Email: achkaraa@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-682-2434

photo Rohit Aggarwal, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies (Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Inclusion Body Myositis) and Autoimmune Interstitial Lung Disease

Email: aggarwalr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-8861

photo Noah Bass, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Rheumatology

Email: bassns@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-682-2434

photo Alan M Berg, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: osteoporosis and gout

Email: bergam@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-784-1466

photo Santosh Bhusal, MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Email: bhusals2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-682-2434

photo Mehret Birru-Talabi, MD, PhD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Academic Interest: rheumatology, reproductive health, women's health

Email: birrums@upmc.edu

photo Partha S Biswas, BVSc, MVSc, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Systemic lupus erythematosus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Immunity, Autoimmunity, Inflammation, Cytokine, Interleukin -17, Chronic kidney diseases

Email: psb13@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-8708

photo Jennifer Brackney, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Pseudogout

Email: jennifer.brackney@va.gov

Phone: 412-360-6146

photo Douglas W. Chew, BS

Email: chewdw@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-7037

photo Deborah Jane Co, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Rheumatoid Arthritis and osteoporosis and gout

Email: codj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-784-1466

photo Namrata Dhillon, MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Email: dhillonn2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-858-0338

photo Robyn T. Domsic, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Systemic sclerosis or scleroderma, Diffuse scleroderma, Raynaud phenomenon, Clinical trial, Risk prediction, Risk stratification, Endothelial function, Vascular imaging

Email: rtd4@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-8000

photo Patrizia Fuschiotti, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Human inflammatory skin diseases; Systemic sclerosis; Cutaneous T cell lymphoma; Human T cell differentiation; Molecular pathways of IL-13 in fibrosis and cancer

Email: paf23@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9385

photo Sarah L. Gaffen, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Biology of IL-17 and Th17 cells, autoimmunity, signal transduction, oral mucosal immunology, fungal infections

Email: sarah.gaffen@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-8903

photo Kenneth Gold, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: goldkn@upmc.edu

Phone: 724-935-1130

photo David J. Helfrich, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Autoimmune disease, inflammatory arthritis, osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease

Email: helfrichdj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-854-3491

photo Yong Gil Hwang, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Rheumatoid arthritis, Immnosenescence, Patient reported outcome, Geriatric rheumatology, Immunosenescence, Autoimmunity with aging

Email: hwangyg@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-8000

photo Taik Hyun (Josh) Kim, MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Email: kimth@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-784-1466

photo Robert Lafyatis, MD

Visiting Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Systemic Sclerosis, Scleroderma, autoimmunity, biomarkers, TGF Beta, myofibroblast, macrophage activation

Email: lafyatis@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-8123

photo Kimberly P. Liang, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Cardiovascular disease in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, Vasculitis

Email: liangkp@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-8846

photo Douglas W. Lienesch, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Fellowship Program Director, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Vasculitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Email: lieneschd@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-8861

photo Mandy J McGeachy, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Autoimmunity, Th17 cells, Inflammation, IL-23 and other cytokines that modulate inflammation, In vivo modeling of human autoimmune disease such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis, colitis

Email: mmcgeach@pitt.edu

photo Thomas A. Medsger Jr., MD

Emeritus Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis) and related diseases

Email: medsger@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-8765

photo Siamak Moghadam-Kia, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Inflammatory myopathies, Rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatology

Email: moghaddamkias@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-8000

photo Niveditha Mohan, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: clinician educator for fellows and residents, autoimmune eye disease

Email: mohann2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-8000

photo Larry W. Moreland, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Autoimmune diseases, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Vasculitis

Email: morelandl@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-8734

photo Ghaith Noaiseh, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Sjögren's Syndrome

Email: noaisehg@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-586-3550

photo Chester V. Oddis, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Myopathies, polymyositis, dermatomyositis

Email: cvo5@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-8861

photo Thaddeus Anthony Osial Jr, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Rheumatoid Arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, spondylitis and crystalline arthritis (e.g. gout).

Email: osialta@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-784-1466

photo Christine Peoples, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Rheumatology care provided via telemedicine, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Sjogren syndrome

Email: peoplesc2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-8861

photo John Steuart Richards, MBBS

Visiting Associate Professor of Medicine

Email: richardsjs@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-360-6146

photo Terence Starz, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: General rheumatology, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, low back disorders

Email: starztw@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-682-2434

photo Jeremy Tilstra, MD, PhD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Lupus

Email: tilstraj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-586-3550