Clinical Services

New Patient Appointments

Fax  203-785-7053Please fax physician referral, recent medical records and blood work for new patient appointments.

    Yale faculty physicians in the Section of Rheumatology are dedicated to the diagnosis and management of rheumatic diseases through coordinated programs of clinical care and clinical research focused on advancing treatment and quality of life for people with arthritis, autoimmune diseases, and related conditions.

    Our faculty physicians provide consultative clinical care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, and other types of inflammatory arthritis, and osteoarthritis. We also consult on patients with autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Sjögren’s syndrome, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, vasculitis, scleroderma, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome, and related autoimmune conditions. We are devoted to improving patient care through advances in quality measures and doctor-patient communication.

    Our physicians work closely other specialists at Yale and Yale-New Haven Hospital, including pulmonologists, nephrologists, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, allergists, neurologists, dermatologists and surgeons, including orthopedists, to provide care for patients with complex rheumatic and autoimmune diseases.

    Outpatient services are offered on the Yale-New Haven Hospital campus at the Yale Physicians Building and at the Interventional Immunology Center of the North Haven Campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital. Both facilities offer a full array of imaging and laboratory services, and access to state-of-the-art infusion centers.

    Patients are seen on a referral basis only. Patients wishing to be seen in consultation should request a referral from their physician using the patient referral form that can be faxed to (203) 785-7053. For inpatient referrals from Yale-New Haven Hospital, a referral must be entered into EPIC by choosing the YMG Rheumatology option.

    Among special services offered by this section are the following:

    • Outpatient and inpatient consultation services for patients with arthritis and rheumatic and autoimmune diseases
    • Management and co-management of patients with complex rheumatic and autoimmune diseases

    Bockenstedt, Linda Kathryn

    Harold W. Jockers Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)
    Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Diversity

    Clinical Interests:General Rheumatology; SLE; Autoimmune diseases; Lyme disease

    • Office:(203) 785-2454
    • Lab:(203) 785-7661

    Brunet, Cristina Maria

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

    Clinical Interests:General Rheumatology; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Inflammatory Arthritis; Lupus; Scleroderma; 0steoporosis; 0steoarthritis

    • Office:(203) 785-2454
    • Appt:(203) 785-2454

    Bucala, Richard

    Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pathology

    Clinical Interests:General Rheumatology; Autoimmune Diseases; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Systemic Fibrosis; Y-NHH Consultation

    • Office:(203) 785-2454
    • Lab:(203) 737-5103

    Buckley, Lenore

    Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)
    Clinical Chief, Section of Rheumatology

    Clinical Interests:General Rheumatology; Lupus; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Osteoporosis

    • Appt:(203) 785-2454

    Craft, Joseph Edgar

    Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Professor of Immunobiology
    Section Chief, Rheumatology
    Program Director, Investigative Medicine
    Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine

    Clinical Interests:Systemic Lupus, Autoimmune Diseases

    • Office:(203) 785-2453

    Evans, Janine

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)
    Fellowship Program Director, Rheumatology
    Co-firm Chief Fitkin Medical Service

    Clinical Interests:General Rheumatology; Systemic Lupus; Connective Tissue Diseases; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Lyme disease; Vasculitis; Spondyloarthropathies; Gout; Osteoarthritis

    • Office:(203) 737-5430
    • Appt:(203) 737-5430

    Fraenkel, Liana

    Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)
    Section Chief of Rheumatology, CT Veterans Administration Medical Center

    Clinical Interests:General Rheumatology; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE); Autoimmune Diseases; Arthritis

    • Office:(203) 932-5711 x5914
    • Appt:(203) 737-5430

    Kang, Insoo

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)
    Course Director, Rheumatology Grand Rounds

    Clinical Interests:Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE or lupus); General Rheumatology; Rheumatoid Arthritis

    • Appt:(203) 785-2454

    Kriegel, Martin Alexander

    Assistant Professor of Immunobiology and of Medicine (Rheumatology)

    Clinical Interests:General Rheumatology; Systemic Autoimmune Diseases; Antiphospholipid Syndrome; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Vasculitis; Myositis

    • Lab:(203) 785-7491
    • Appt:(203) 287-6200

    Suter, Lisa Gale

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and of Faculty of Arts and Sciences
    Associate Director, Quality Measurement Program, Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

    Clinical Interests:General Rheumatology; Inflammatory Arthritis; Vasculitis

    • Office:(203) 785-2453