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Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology

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

  • Nicole-Orzechowski-Shruti Chandramouli

    Arthritis, Allergy and Lupus Awareness in May

    Arthritis Awareness Month – Osteoarthritis Studies May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, and researchers at the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center are nationally and internationally recognized for their work in basic, translational, and clinical OA research. The UNC Core Center for Clinical Research, or CCCR, provides a … Continued

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    Being a Food Allergy Dad Makes Him a Better Allergy Doctor

    Edwin Kim, MD, shares his experience and expertise on food allergies in the podcast “Being a Food Allergy Dad Makes Him a Better Food Allergy Doctor.” Kim is the associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, and division chief of pediatric allergy. The podcast offers a wealth of information about food allergy testing and diagnostics. Kim’s … Continued

  • Medscape Survey Suggests 50% of Rheumatologists Experience Burnout

    The Rheumatologist reports on a new Medscape survey that found rheumatology has the second-highest burnout level among the 29 specialties included, with 50% of the rheuma­tology respondents saying they’re experiencing “burnout.” “I was quite surprised by this,” said Beth Jonas, MD, the Reeves Foundation Distinguished Professor of Medicine and chief of the division of rheumatology, … Continued

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