The Division of Rheumatology specializes in the care of both adults and children with rheumatic diseases with an emphasis on rheumatoid arthritis (RA), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and other connective tissue diseases (CTD). The Division has consistently been ranked in the top 25 of Rheumatology Fellowship Training Programs. The Division consists of five full-time faculty members (MDs), one part-time faculty member (MD), four Fellows in training, one Ph.D. in the laboratory, and one laboratory associate (M.S.).
The Division offers the largest rheumatology clinics in the Midwest for children and adolescents and the largest adult clinic in Missouri.
The Division also includes a rheumatology laboratory that offers a wide variety of immunological testing.
The research laboratory’s priority projects are on
Studies on Systemic Lupus on Regulatory T-cells,
Studies in Systemic Lupus on Interferon Signatures,
Studies in Systemic Lupus on Syk and Immune Complexes, and
Studies in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthitis on Isotypes of Anti-CCP Antibodies and Rheumatoid Factors and Glycosylation.