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2023 Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Accomplishments

February 1, 2024

The Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology would like to share a few of the many great accomplishments in 2023 from their dedicated faculty and staff. The Division is incredibly proud of the work that happens each day, driven by bold, talented, and dedicated individuals and teams who search for answers to complex medical and scientific questions that can uncover better ways to care for our patients and the patients of tomorrow.   

UPMC Top Doctors List

Five UPMC rheumatologists are part of Pittsburgh Magazine’s Top Doctors® list, which is compiled by Castle Connolly. The Castle Connolly Top Doctor selection process is entirely merit-based. Castle Connolly’s peer-to-peer nominations and a rigorous research process ensures only the most qualified physicians are included.

Heroes in the Fight Awards Celebration - The Myositis Association

The Myositis Association recently honored Rohit Aggarwal, MD, MS, with its Heroes in Research Award, which recognizes researchers and clinicians working hard to make progress in the care and treatment of myositis diseases.

Dana Ascherman, MD, Chosen as Medical Honoree for Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell 5K Run | UPMC Physician Resources

Dana Ascherman, MD, division chief, professor of Medicine, and Margaret Jane Miller Endowed Professorship for Arthritis Research in the School of Medicine, was the event’s Medical Honoree.

Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Promotions

Congratulations to Christine Peoples, MD, a national leader in telerheumatology, who was promoted to associate professor of Medicine and Partha Biswas, PhD, an expert in kidney immunobiology, who was promoted to professor of Medicine with tenure.