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Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology

The Section of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology seeks to advance our understanding of the role of the immune system in human health and disease.

Our faculty physicians are dedicated to being foremost in the world in our mission to:

  • Providing care for patients with rheumatic, allergic, and immunologic disorders
  • Educating future generations of leaders in the field
  • Conducting research into fundamental questions of autoimmunity and immunology

What is rheumatology?

Rheumatologists research, diagnose, and treat inflammatory and autoimmune conditions that primarily affect muscles, joints, or bones. Our rheumatologists focus on a wide range of rheumatic disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic sclerosis, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, mixed connective tissue disease, inflammatory myopathies, vasculitis, Lyme disease (discovered in the 1970s at Yale under the guidance of then-section chief, Stephen Malawista, MD), psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

Yale rheumatologists have been honored by and hold leadership roles within the American College of Rheumatology.

What is allergy and immunology?

Allergists and immunologists offer therapies for patients with a wide range of allergic and immunologic diseases.

Allergic and immunologic disorders we treat and study include allergic rhinitis, asthma, medication allergy, chronic sinusitis, urticaria, angioedema, hereditary angioneurotic edema, common variable immunodeficiency, as well as primary and secondary immunodeficiency syndromes.

Fellowship programs

We offer two fellowship opportunities: Rheumatology Fellowship and Allergy and Immunology Fellowship. Graduates of our fellowship programs have become leaders in academic rheumatology, allergy, and immunology as well as outstanding practitioners in communities throughout the world.

Introduction To Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology - Yale School of Medicine

Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology Event Calendar