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Research and Clinical Trials

Researchers within Penn Rheumatology investigate the clinical, translational and basic science aspects of autoimmunity and rheumatic diseases.

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Welcome From Peter A. Merkel, MD, MPH – Chief

The Penn Division of Rheumatology is a national leader in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with systemic autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, all forms of arthritis, and other conditions of the musculoskeletal system.
Peter A. Merkel, MD, MPH

Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Professor of Medicine Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

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About Us

Penn Rheumatology has a long tradition of providing the best in patient care, medical training and conducting the latest, innovative research.


Meet the Division of Rheumatology faculty.

Clinical Care

Penn Rheumatology is committed to providing the best possible patient care, offering a wide variety of clinical services and programs of excellence for rheumatic diseases.

Education and Training

Penn Rheumatology offers fellowship training programs that provide a professionally fulfilling foundation and diverse clinical and research experiences in the field of rheumatology.

Research and Clinical Trials

Penn Rheumatology is at the forefront of the latest clinical, translational and basic science research to advance the treatment for all types of rheumatic diseases.

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Department of Medicine – Division of Rheumatology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104