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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, PhD

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What We Do

Faculty: Meet the Team

Arthur M Mandelin

Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

My clinical research interests are in the field of musculoskeletal ultrasonography, specifically ultrasound-guided minimally invasive synovial biopsies.

Leena Sharma

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)

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.

Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

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

Deborah Winter

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-resi...

Rowland W Chang

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 impr...

Jeremy A Lavine

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Medicine (Rheumatology)

I grew up in Birmingham, MI. I attended Kenyon College from 2000-2004. I next earned my MD / PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2004-2012, focusing upon the role of beta-cell mass dynamics during the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus. I completed my internship at Aurora Medical Center from 2012-2013 and my residency in ophthalmology at the the University of Wisconsin from 2013-2016. I continued my training in surgical retina at the Cleveland Clinic from 2016-2018. I am now beginning my career as a clinician-scientist, practicing vitreoretinal surgery and running a basic sci...

Hassan M.K. Ghomrawi

Associate Professor of Surgery (Pediatric General Surgery), Medicine (Rheumatology) and Pediatrics

Dr. Ghomrawi is an experienced health services researcher focused on conducting health services and outcomes studies in surgery that challenge and aim to improve on current clinical practices. He has been conducting NIH-funded clinical research studies for more than 15 years and have published 50+ articles in some of the most prestigious medical and surgical journals. He has specific interests in appropriateness of surgical care, decision making, cost effectiveness analysis, patient reported outcomes, and patient expectations. He also has interest in using technology to improve surgical outcom...

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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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Former PSTP Trainee Luisa Morales Nebreda, MD

Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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