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Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Delivering high quality care to patients afflicted with rheumatic disease.

The HSS Department of Medicine serves our patients by providing expert medical care for non-surgical musculoskeletal, autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, and supports HSS Orthopedic Surgery by providing pre-operative optimization and post-operative medical care for patients ongoing surgical procedures at the hospital.

In addition to our rheumatologists, a multidisciplinary faculty including experts in heart disease, infectious disease, psychiatry, osteoporosis, and primary sports medicine provide comprehensive care to our patients and enrich the collaborative research that is advancing knowledge and improving the lives of patients.



Our Physicians

Together, our rheumatologists, pediatric rheumatologists, internists and other medical specialists are committed to providing the best possible care to our patients, discovering and applying new scientific knowledge that advances healthcare, and training the next generation of clinicians, scientists and future academic leaders.


Pediatric Rheumatologists

Perioperative Medicine Physicians

Pediatric Perioperative Medicine Physicians

Primary Sports Medicine Physicians


Internal Medicine Physicians


Given the extraordinary medical advances that have occurred in the past few years, HSS physicians are now poised to prevent many disorders, cure a significant portion of them, and universally improve the lives of patients who have rheumatic disease. Employing a multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic approach that is unique to this institution, you can be assured of the best and most up-to-date and caring treatment.

  • Rheumatology
    World leaders providing the highest levels of care and research for the treatment of rheumatic disease.
  • Perioperative Medicine
    Focusing on optimizing the health of patients who plan to undergo surgery and the subsequent care for those patients after surgery.
  • Pediatrics
    Dedicated to the care of growing kids.
  • Primary Sports Medicine
    Non-surgical treatment for the active individual.
  • Specialty Services
    Skilled professionals offering collaborative care to our patients.

Centers of Excellence

Our Centers of Excellence are multidisciplinary and innovative programs, established by our expert faculty with the goal of improving the lives of patients with chronic musculoskeletal, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Through their development of patient-oriented initiatives in quality of care, research and education, the Centers of Excellence enrich the clinical services offered by the hospital. The academic programs of the Centers of Excellence integrate the research advances of our scientists with the high level of care for patients seen at HSS.

  • Lupus and APS Center of Excellence
    The Center centralizes patient care and research with the goal of improving the quality of life for all lupus and Antiphospholipid Syndrome patients.
  • Inflammatory Arthritis Center
    Through exceptional clinical care, research, and education, the mission of the IAC is to build a better future for patients with iInflammatory arthritis.
  • Scleroderma, Vasculitis and Myositis Center
    Our hope is to not only to bring these diseases to light, but to also bring this community of patients together in their fight.
  • Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Health
    Supporting research and education efforts by recruiting appropriate patients into clinical trials and delivering ongoing educational programs to medical professionals and the general public.
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
    Providing complex and comprehensive diagnostic services for children with rheumatic diseases and related conditions.

Associated Centers


We are committed to state-of-the-art on-going research which will advance the care of patients with rheumatic disease, now and in the future.

  • APS ACTION Center
    Antiphospholipid Syndrome Alliance for Clinical Trials and International Networks
    Federation of Clinical Immunological Societies (FOCIS) Center at Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Clinical Trials
    Improving patient outcomes one trial at a time.

For Professionals

Education of medical students and physicians-in-training is a high priority of the Division, as demonstrated by our development of the Rheumatology Academy of Medical Educators. Clinical care and academic activities are organized around Centers of Excellence that coordinate medical management, research, and professional and patient education relevant to a specific disease area or rheumatic diseases of children.


Grand Rounds from HSS

View complex cases from our Rheumatology issues of Grand Rounds.

Contact Us

Learn more about the services offered at the Department of Medicine by calling 646.797.8698



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