Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Rheumatology

About Us

The Division of Rheumatology promotes prevention, cure and relief of suffering caused by arthritis and rheumatic diseases through research, education and patient care.

“Over the past decade, we have witnessed a major transformation in our ability to treat patients and to understand pathological conditions that exist under the umbrella of rheumatic disease.”

– Harris R. Perlman, MD

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What We Do

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Christian  Stehlik, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Dr. Stehlik research focuses on the inflammatory response to infection and tissue damage. A particular focus is on the molecular mechanisms regulating these responses in macrophages, utilizing bacterial and viral infection models and models of autoinflammatory and autoimmune disease.

Rowland W Chang, MD, MPH

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology), Medicine (Rheumatology) and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Rowland Chang is a rheumatologist and epidemiologist interested in the outcomes of individuals and populations with arthritis and chronic joint symptoms. He sees patients at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, where he also teaches clinical rheumatology to medical students and residents. He is a faculty member of the Feinberg School of Medicine's Medical Decision Making course and co-leads an epidemiology course in the Graduate School. He thereby participates in the epidemiology education of medical, public health and other graduate students. His research interests focus on understanding and ...

Richard M Pope, MD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Macrophage, Apoptosis, Cytokine, Gene Regulation

Deborah  Winter, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

I was one of the first students to obtain an undergraduate degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at University of Toronto. Then, I trained as a computational biologist at Duke University (PhD) under Drs. Greg Crawford and Terry Furey focusing on gene regulation, specifically, using high-throughput sequencing assays to study chromatin dynamics across diverse human cell lines. For my postdoc, I joined Ido Amit's lab in Immunogenomics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel where I applied genomic approaches to the study of immunology. My landmark paper showed that tissue-...

Calvin R Brown, Jr, MD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Calvin R. Brown Jr., M.D. is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology of The Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. He also serves as director of the rheumatology training program there. Dr. Brown is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American College of Rheumatology, the American College of Physicians, and is past president of the Chicago Rheumatisim Society. His research has been published in such journals as Arthritis and Rheumatisim and The Journal of Rheumatology. He is author of several textbook chapters dealing with arthr...

Eric M Ruderman, MD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arhritis (combined program with Dermatology), Spondyloarthopathies

Leena  Sharma, MD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

The overarching goals of our research program are to identify targets for novel strategies to prevent disease and disability development and progression in persons at risk for or with knee osteoarthritis.

Monique E Hinchcliff, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

The use patient-reported outcome instruments to assess phenotype, disease activity and treatment response as well as unbiased high-throughput approaches (genetic, genomic, proteomic) as systemic sclerosis (SSc) disease biomarkers are the research focus. Currently there are no methods that allow physicians caring for patients with SSc to accurately predict disease course or treatment response. Novel methods to inform medical decision-making for each patient drive the research program. Currently, Dr. Hinchcliff and colleagues are obtaining skin as well as esophageal biopsies from patients wit...

Rosalind  Ramsey-Goldman, MD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

epidemiology of systemic lupus erythematosus, pregnancy and rheumatic diseases, osteoporosis, steroid-induced osteoporosis, clinical drug trials in lupus

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Diversity and Inclusion

The department works toward an environment of inclusion and support through the Diversity and Cultural Affairs Council and through several dedicated events and initiatives.

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You can contact MaryPat Mauro for more information on supporting the Division of Rheumatology at 312-503-1090 or marypat.mauro@northwestern.edu.

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