The Division of Rheumatology, part of the esteemed Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, is dedicated to providing exceptional medical care to our patients.

Our renowned team evaluates and effectively treats a wide range of rheumatologic conditions, which include:

  • Gout and pseudogout
  • Inflammatory myopathies
  • Lupus (Systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Vasculitis

Our division offers a variety of specialized clinics to effectively address the unique needs of our patients. These clinics provide comprehensive and individualized care, tailored to each patient’s specific requirements. This ensures that our patients receive the highest quality of care and attention.

Lupus Clinic

The Lupus Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine directed by Dr. Al Kim, specializes in providing integrated and comprehensive care to patients diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus. Through an integrated approach, we collaborate closely with our renal, dermatology, and obstetrics/gynecology teams to ensure seamless coordination of office visits and deliver personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs.

Vasculitis and Rare Disease Clinic

The Vasculitis and Rare Disease Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine directed by Drs. Colin Diffie and Aisha Shaikh, is dedicated to providing exceptional care to a diverse range of patients suffering from rare autoimmune diseases. From ANCA associated vasculitis to previously unidentified or esoteric conditions that challenge diagnosis, our clinic specializes in managing and treating these complex diseases.

Ocular Clinic

The Ocular Rheumatology Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine directed by Dr. Michael Paley, collaborates closely with the Department of Ophthalmology to provide specialized care for individuals with inflammatory eye disorders. This clinic is dedicated to the diagnosis and management of conditions such as uveitis, scleritis, and orbital inflammation. With expertise in both rheumatology and ophthalmology, the team at the Ocular Rheumatology Clinic offers comprehensive evaluations and tailored treatment plans to improve the ocular health and overall well-being of patients.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinic

The Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine directed by Dr. Deborah Parks, offers specialized expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasonography. This clinic focuses on both interventional procedures and diagnostic assessments of musculoskeletal conditions. Using point-of-care ultrasound, the clinic can identify subclinical synovitis, aiding in the early detection of joint inflammation. Additionally, this advanced imaging modality allows for more precise intra-articular therapies, improving treatment outcomes. The clinic’s goal is to provide comprehensive care and contribute to advancements in musculoskeletal ultrasound techniques and interventions.

Myositis Clinic

The Myositis Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine directed by Drs. Deepali Sen and Robert Bucelli, offers specialized care for patients with immune and inflammatory myopathies (IIMs). The clinic is jointly run by Rheumatology and Neurology/Neuromuscular Medicine, allowing for comprehensive evaluations and individualized treatment plans. Patients receive sequential consultations with a rheumatologist and neuromuscular neurologist on the same day. The clinic aims to improve the quality of life for IIM patients through collaborative, evidence-based care and contribute to advancements in the field.

To make an appointment or refer a patient, please call 314-286-2635

If you are a medical professional and would like to refer your patient to our clinic, please download this referral paperwork (pdf).

If you currently have an appointment as a new patient, please print the medical history form (pdf) and medication list to bring to your appointment.