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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    Iweala, Burks Publish Review of Study About IgE-Producing B Cells in Gut Tissues

    Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, and Wesley Burks, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health, published a review in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology looking at how IgE-producing B cells in the gut expand the gut’s role in food allergy. “Before this study, … Continued

  • Saira Sheikh, MD

    Is It Coronavirus Or Allergies? Sheikh Emphasizes Value Of Telemedicine During the Pandemic

    Saira Sheikh, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, was interviewed for a Self Magazine article recognizing that the spring allergy season is more complicated than ever with coronavirus in the mix. In the article, Sheikh recognizes the value of telemedicine visits, especially during a time when people are … Continued

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    Callahan Explains How To Create A Successful Walking Program in Podcast

    Leigh Callahan, PhD, discusses the secrets to creating a walking program you will “stick to,” in a new podcast interview with the Arthritis Foundation. The podcast provides specific, practical methods for beginning and maintaining an exercise routine that is designed for each person’s specific physical needs and personal goals. Callahan is the Mary Link Briggs … Continued

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