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Rheumatology

Arthritis & Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis & Treatment

The Division of Rheumatology at The GW Medical Faculty Associates offers state-of-the-art rheumatologic care in the heart of the nation’s capital. Our team of physicians and nurse scientists conducts ground-breaking research in myositis, wound healing, autoimmune diseases, healthcare transitions, immunology and education.

Our mission is to advance the field of rheumatology. We achieve this by providing multidisciplinary rheumatologic care to our patients, conducting ground-breaking hypothesis-driven scientific research through our basic science and immunology programs, and supporting state-of-the-art training in rheumatology through our nationally accredited residency and fellowship programs.

Through our busy clinical and academic operations we focus on excellence:

  • Excellence in patient care
  • Excellence in research
  • Excellence in training future rheumatologists.

What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is a subspecialty of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of arthritis, autoimmune and connective tissue diseases.

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Clinical Trials

  • Wound Etiology and Healing Study (WE-HEAL)
    The purpose of the WE-HEAL Study is to help researchers use human tissue samples and health records to study the reasons why some patients heal quickly and some have problems healing wounds. All patients seen with an open wound and Hidradenitis suppurativa are asked to participate. Information from this research may help to understand how to prevent and treat certain diseases.
  • STOP Scleroderma
    The Scleroderma bioreposiTOry and Pathogenesis Study (STOP Scleroderma) will help researchers use clinical data and human biospecimens to investigate why scleroderma patients develop certain complications from their disease. Patients with confirmed scleroderma, raynauds or positive autoantibodies are invited to participate. This research may help us understand how to prevent and treat scleroderma and other diseases.