Yale Rheumatology faculty physicians 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. 

We provide clinical care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, osteoarthritis and other types of inflammatory arthritis including Sjögren’s syndrome, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, vasculitis, scleroderma, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome, and related autoimmune conditions. Our physicians work closely with other specialists at Yale including pulmonologists, nephrologists, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, allergists, neurologists, dermatologists, surgeons, and orthopedists to provide care for patients with complex rheumatic and autoimmune diseases.

Specialized care is offered in the following programs:

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Transition Program for Young Adults
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
  • Scleroderma and Myositis

New patients are seen on a referral basis only using the patient referral form that can be faxed to (203) 785-7053 or,  for patients who are currently seen within the Yale Health System and its partners organizations, a referral must be entered into Epic by choosing the YMG Rheumatology option.

Outpatient Care Sites:

  • St. Raphael Campus of YNHH
  • North Haven Campus of YNHH
  • Old Saybrook Medical Center

Section Chief


Joseph E. Craft, M.D.
Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine and Professor of Immunology, Section Chief of Rheumatology more...

Yale Rheumatology in the News

New Haven Register: Ailing woman, mother drive cross-country to Yale-New Haven in search of help

Click here to read the full article featuring Dr. Abhijeet Danve.

YaleNews: Listening to lupus

Click here to read the full article featuring Dr. Lenore Buckley.

Arthritis Foundation: 2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis

Click here to read the full article featuring Dr. Gordon Hutchinson.

Rheumatology Grand Rounds and Clinical Conference

Wednesdays from September to June
TAC N-203
300 Cedar Street
8:00-10:00 a.m. 


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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

  • North Haven Office
    6 Devine St, 2nd Fl
    North Haven, CT 06473
    P: 203-287-6200
    F: 203-287-6101
  • St. Raphael's Campus 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: 860-388-8300
    F: 860-388-8309 
  • Stamford Office
    260 Long Ridge Road
    Stamford, CT 06902
    P: 866-470-9253
    F: 203-316-0539