Centers and Services at The Division of Rheumatology
The Division of Rheumatology and Allergy-Clinical Immunology offers the following centers and services:
The Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Autoimmune Disease Treatment Center
The Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Autoimmune Disease Treatment Center was established to provide patients with access to a group of physicians and other health care professionals with expertise in treating all facets of lupus and related autoimmune diseases. Besides providing comprehensive medical care, the center has an extensive research program that investigates new therapies and develops further understanding of lupus and related diseases.
The Scleroderma and Raynaud's Treatment Center
The Scleroderma and Raynaud's Treatment Center offers comprehensive care to patients with various forms of scleroderma as well as Raynaud's . Rheumatologists work closely with a team of other health professionals to provide patients with access to subspecialists who have expertise in diagnosing and treating scleroderma and its complications. As research shines light on what causes the disease process, new treatments will become available. A goal of this center’s research program is to provide patients with access to cutting-edge therapies.
The Vasculitis Center
The Vasculitis Center specializes in comprehensive care to patients diagnosed with any of the various forms of vasculitis.
The Myositis Treatment Center
The Myositis Treatment Center offers comprehensive care to patients with the various forms of myositis such as polymyositis, dermatomyositis and other forms of muscle disease.
The Program in Novel Therapeutics
The Program in Novel Therapeutics was developed to bring the latest pharmaceutical and biotechnology drug developments to patients. Patients who have not been responsive to conventional medical treatments or who desire to be involved with state-of-the-art therapies are potentially eligible to participate in one of the numerous studies being conducted by members of the Division of Rheumatology and Allergy-Clinical Immunology .
The Center for Infusion TherapyMajor strides in research have led to the development of highly effective therapies for patients with arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. The Center for Infusion Therapy is a specialized unit that offers patients state-of-the-art therapies that require intravenous administration. Biologic therapies are protein-based drugs that are highly specific in their actions. They are the fruits of decades of research and technologic advances. The staff is highly experienced in the preparation and administration of biologic therapies and is skilled in monitoring patients who receive them. In conjunction with treatment, patients are provided educational resources and support.