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Year in Review: 2022

A Note from Rheumatology Leadership

The Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology has a tradition of excellence in patient care, education, and research for over fifty years. Our clinical activities emphasize care of both common and rare rheumatic diseases. We have outpatient clinics devoted to all types of autoimmune diseases and musculoskeletal disorders. Our faculty have a clinical and research interest in rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, myositis, vasculitis, and scleroderma.

We are committed to a mission of providing the highest quality care for patients with arthritis and autoimmune diseases and mentoring and training medical students, residents, fellows, and young faculty.

Remarkable advances in drug discovery, mechanisms of disease, epidemiology, outcome research, and other related fields make a career in academic rheumatology an exciting career opportunity. The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC have a long tradition of multidisciplinary collaboration. The faculty in the Division of Rheumatology, combined with cutting-edge clinical, educational, and patient care resources, provide for ongoing success of rheumatology at the University of Pittsburgh.

We welcome the opportunity to tell you more about our efforts in 2022 and invite you to learn more about our exceptional team of faculty, fellows, and residents and our various clinical, research, and educational programs.

Dr. Dana Ascherman

Dana P. Ascherman, MD
Chief, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Professor of Medicine

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David J. Helfrich, MD
Clinical Chief, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

One of the best national hospitals, ranked in rheumatology by U.S. News and World Report.UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Recognized as High Performing in Rheumatology

Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside is proud to be nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report for excellence in rheumatology.