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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. Our Division is one of the oldest such programs in the United States and has grown to include a large faculty that include those primarily dedicated to clinical care, those with a clinical/translational research focus, and those who conduct basic laboratory research.

In addition to an extensive general rheumatology practice, Penn Rheumatology has multiple centers of excellence that combine expert subspecialty care with exciting clinical and translation research in many key disease areas, including inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthropathy), myositis, sarcoidosis, scleroderma, Sjögren’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, and vasculitis. Penn Rheumatology faculty see patients at 6 practice locations.

The Penn Division of Rheumatology offers a fellowship training program that attracts excellent candidates who seek comprehensive training to help them become leading clinicians and academicians. Our rheumatologists are recognized nationally and internationally for their clinical expertise, research scholarship, and leadership in the field. We strive to improve the lives of patients with rheumatic diseases by providing outstanding care to patients, educating health care providers, and conducting advanced research to develop new, more effective, and safer therapies for patients with rheumatic diseases.

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