The Division of Rheumatology is involved in clinical, educational, and research activities. The mission of the Division is to pursue and maintain clinical excellence in the medical care of patients with arthritis, musculoskeletal, autoimmune, and inflammatory diseases. The Division provides outpatient services to patients with a variety of autoimmune and musculoskeletal illnesses ranging from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis to systemic lupus erythematosus and scleroderma. In addition, the Division provides consultation services for inpatients with rheumatologic problems at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence VAMC, and weekend inpatient coverage at Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC).
The Division of Rheumatology sponsors a Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program that is ACGME accredited and based at Rhode Island Hospital.
The Division of Rheumatology also carries out clinical and basic research activities performed by faculty members and Fellows in the Division.