Clinical Services


  • North Haven Office
    6 Devine St, 2nd Fl
    North Haven, CT 06473
    P: 203-287-6200
    F: 203-287-6101
  • St. Raphael's Office(New Haven)
    330 Orchard St, Suite 207
    New Haven, CT 06511
    P: 203-680-7050
    F: 203-680-7055
  • Old Saybrook Office
    633 Middlesex Turnpike
    Old Saybrook, CT 06475
    P: 203-287-6200
    F: 203-287-6101

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 Saint Raphael's campus at 330 Orchard Street,Interventional Immunology Center of the North Haven Campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital, and at the Yale Old Saybrook Medical Center.  All 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
Bio Profile

Joseph Craft, MD

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

Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic

Bio Profile

Janine Evans, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Fellowship Program Director, Rheumatology

Co-firm Chief Fitkin Medical Service

Clinical Interests

Arthritis, Rheumatoid; Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic

Bio Profile

Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Section Chief of Rheumatology, CT Veterans Administration Medical Center

Bio Profile

Lenore Buckley, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)


Clinical Chief, Section of Rheumatology

Clinical Interests

Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic; Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal

Bio Profile

Linda Bockenstedt, MD

Harold W. Jockers Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Diversity

Clinical Interests


Bio Profile

Cristina Brunet, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Clinical Interests

Arthritis; Arthritis, Rheumatoid; Gout; Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic; Raynaud Disease; Rheumatic Diseases; Scleroderma, Systemic

Bio Profile

Richard Bucala, MD, PhD

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

Bio Profile

Abhijeet Danve, MBBS, MD, FACP

Clinician in Medicine (Rheumatology)

Clinical Interests

Arthritis, Rheumatoid; Connective Tissue Diseases; Gout; Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic; Sarcoidosis; Spondylitis, Ankylosing; Vasculitis

Bio Profile

Evelyn Hsieh, MD, PhD

Instructor in Medicine (Rheumatology) and in Chronic Diseases

Bio Profile

Gordon Hutchinson, MD

Clinician in Medicine (Rheumatology)

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

Clinical Interests


New Patient Appointments

Please fax physician referral, recent medical records and blood work for new patient appointments. One of our office staff will contact you to schedule an appointment once your information has been reviewed. Fax number is (203) 785-7053