Patient Care

Saira and patient 250.jpgPatient Care All fellows care for a cohort of patients that they follow throughout their years as fellows, allowing them to gradually increase their competence and independence as clinicians, under the direct supervision of the attending faculty. Learning is enhanced by close working relationships with other divisions, orthopaedic surgery, pediatric rheumatology, dermatology, nephrology, ophthalmology, and allied health professions.

Two major practice settings
  • Rheumatology Clinic at Carolina Pointe II
  • UNC Hospitals


Active Continuity Clinics
  • Full spectrum of rheumatic diseases treated
  • Wide patient mix with respect to age, ethnicity and socioeconomic status


On-site Infusion Suite
  • Fellows prescribe and monitor patients receiving biologic therapies


Dedicated Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinic
  • Fellows perform musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided therapeutic aspirations and injections under direct supervision


Specialty clinics available as rotations
  • Lupus, vasculitis, antiphospholipid syndrome, inflammatory arthritis, adult allergy immunology, pediatric rheumatology
  • Experience is also available in rehabilitation medicine, pain management and sports medicine


Busy Inpatient consultation service
  • Medical and surgical units
  • Multiple active critical care units