Education & Academic Affairs

Rheumatology Fellowship

Anne R. Bass, MD
Mary K. Crow, MD
Stephen A. Paget, MD, FACP, FACR

Duration: 3 years
Stipend: Stipend: $77,345 (2016/17) per annum/benefits with increases for each year of fellowship training (subsidized housing also available)
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Rockefeller University

Goals and Characteristics
The Rheumatology Fellowship at HSS offers in-depth training in clinical practice and research. Fellows gain clinical experience at outpatient clinics focused on adult and pediatric rheumatology and a variety of orthopaedic subspecialties; the inpatient consultation service at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; The Clinical Center at Rockefeller University; and the inpatient Rheumatic Disease Unit at HSS. The program emphasizes research into the biological mechanisms of autoimmune, inflammatory, and musculoskeletal disease, and issues pertinent to clinical epidemiology and health services delivery in the rheumatic diseases.

The 3-year program is sufficiently flexible to allow for individual interests and needs. While the first year is predominantly clinical, Fellows are strongly encouraged to explore investigative opportunities. During the second and third years of the fellowship, participants may choose to pursue basic immunology research or a master's degree in clinical epidemiology and health services research. Each Fellow's research experience is coordinated by a faculty mentor. All Fellows are expected to present the results of their research at regional and national meetings.

Interdisciplinary by definition, the Rheumatology Fellowship program benefits from close collaboration between orthopaedists, rheumatologists, and other healthcare professionals, in clinical care as well as research. For more information, please contact the Department of Academic Training by phone at 212.606.1466, by fax at 212.606.1477, or via email at Please visit the rheumatology fellowship training page for additional information.