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 contributes to NPR health story about sesame allergies

    Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, offers perspective on new research that estimates the number of sesame-allergic Americans to be approximately 1.6 million. The study findings come at a time when the FDA is considering whether to add sesame to the list of top allergens required to be identified on food packaging.

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    Sheikh, Kwan receive Pfizer grant to improve awareness for pneumococcal immunizations

    Saira Sheikh, MD, and Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD, have received a Pfizer grant to improve awareness of pneumococcal immunization among patients with immunocompromising conditions. This will include promoting healthcare provider and patient awareness about the importance of vaccines in patients with autoimmune, immunodeficient and allergic respiratory diseases, while educating providers to recognize clinical settings where particular vaccines are indicated or contraindicated.

  • Welcome to 2019 rheumatology and allergy/immunology fellows

    We are proud to extend a hearty welcome to Rheumatology Fellows, Amanda Lusa, MD; and Enid Sun, MD, MPH; and Allergy/Immunology Fellows, Olivia Francis, MD; and Stephen Schworer, MD, PhD.

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