The Section of Rheumatology is dedicated to the diagnosis and management of rheumatic diseases. Faculty members are board certified in Rheumatology and work closely with physicians from other specialties to ensure comprehensive management of these illnesses. Lyme disease testing using ELISA and western blot techniques and a full diagnostic panel for antinuclear and anti-cardiolipin antibodies are available through the Section's laboratory.
Faculty members are involved in clinical projects focused on issues relevant to rheumatic diseases, with particular interests in Lyme disease and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In addition to our general rheumatology clinics, we have a lupus clinic devoted to the care of patients with SLE and the related diseases of scleroderma, polymyositis, and Sjogren's syndrome.