Combining today’s most innovative approaches to medicine with a long tradition of excellence in physician training and patient care.

There are few disciplines that are being transformed more rapidly than the field of healthcare, and the practice of medicine.

In the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology we are working to gain new insights and knowledge about the causes as – well as ways to prevent and treat – a broad spectrum of rheumatologic, allergic and immunologic diseases.

We are passionate about ongoing research that continually yields important new scientific data.  We are committed to finding ways to provide the best possible care through the use of therapeutic options that are currently available as well as the new ones we help to develop.  Just as importantly, we learn each day from our most important teachers of all; our patients.

Our goals are to access today’s most advanced medical approaches and provide the best physician training, with a focus on providing individualized and compassionate patient care.

This comprehensive, yet focused approach, partnered with our belief in the importance of patient-centered care is at the core of our mission.

At the end of the day, this approach creates a very positive impact – both in the way that our physicians practice medicine, as well as in the lives of our patients and their families.

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Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology News

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    TARC receives $3.4 million NIH grant to study rheumatic diseases

    The Thurston Arthritis Research Foundation (TARC) has received a five-year, $3.4 million NIH grant to implement high-quality, innovative studies of rheumatic diseases, led by Leigh Callahan, PhD, associate director of TARC. As principal investigator, Callahan will lead a team of scientists who are advancing understanding, prevention and treatment of diseases like osteoarthritis.

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    Loeser, Callahan participate in first annual osteoarthritis fellowship in training meeting

    Richard Loeser, MD, and Leigh Callahan, PhD, led discussions at the recent “OA FIT Bootcamp” meeting for fellows. The event was the first annual Osteoarthritis FIT (Fellows In Training) meeting, hosted by the Arthritis Foundation and the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, giving young investigators and clinician scholars an opportunity to engage in interactive lectures, patient panel discussions and breakout sessions.

  • Eltaraboulsi advocates for patient access to care and solutions to workforce shortage

    Rami Eltaraboulsi, MD, a fellow in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, recently joined rheumatology leaders on Capitol Hill to advocate for patient access to care and solutions to workforce shortage while participating in the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) annual “Advocates for Arthritis” meeting, focused on patient needs and policy issues that affects patients and their providers.

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