Weill Cornell Medicine's rheumatologists offer the highest quality care for patients with a wide variety of rheumatic disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis and other joint diseases, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis syndromes, gout, and others. Since rheumatological diseases are often associated with other conditions, our goals are to provide individualized treatment based on each person's medical profile and to make every attempt to help each patient find relief.
Our rheumatology staff focuses not only on our patients' "aches and pains", but on the whole person. We offer many activities that involve our patients, including support groups (LupusLine, Charla de Lupus and Myositis), clinical trials, lectures to enhance the patient-physician relationship, and the hospital's Voices program, which assists patients with various managed care issues.
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.