Rheumatology Division

Systemic autoimmune diseases, arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders alter the lives of more than 40 million people in the U.S., and arthritis is the most common cause of disability.

Rheumatology is the specialty of medicine that cares for people with the more than 100 types of arthritis along with the complex diseases, including lupus, systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), vasculitis and inflammatory muscle disease, that impact the lives of so many patients.

The rheumatologists at HSS are acknowledged as the best in the world in diagnosing and caring for patients with these disorders, and they advance medical knowledge and discovery of new therapies through their research studies and education programs. HSS physician scientists and clinicians work together to identify new targets for therapy and apply their insights to achieve the best outcomes for patients.

Patient Care

HSS embraces a philosophy of integrative care as a world leader in the research and treatment of rheumatic disease.

Patient Education

The joint is a complex organ of the body that functions at its best when all of its parts are working well and in unison.


Our institution is at the cutting edge of research and is second to none in its ability to deliver the highest quality of care to patients who are afflicted with joint and autoimmune disorders.


Our Mission in Mobility

Shown at the 2010 Benefit Gala

View the Division of Rheumatology 2016 Annual Report

Featured Patient Story

Gabrielle Ayoub
Gabrielle Ayoub
"Since then, dance became her passion. In 2009, she did her first solo in a national competition and received a gold medal. She’s really come a long way."

Back in the Game Patient Stories:

In the News