The Division of Rheumatology is based in the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and is regarded as the world leader in the research and treatment of rheumatic disease. The division's educational mission is to provide the highest quality academic training for rheumatology professionals. Through our world-class academic environment and the guidance of our expert faculty, fellows and trainees are well-positioned for successful careers as rheumatology clinicians and physician-scientists.

The training program combines a broad-based and in-depth clinical, translational and basic research experience. The clinical experience is focused on outpatient clinics in adult and pediatric rheumatology and orthopedic subspecialty clinics, the inpatient consultation service at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Clinical Center at Rockefeller University and the inpatient Rheumatic Disease Unit at HSS. Didactic sessions include introductory rheumatology, an immunology and clinical epidemiology and health services research lecture series, as well as a weekly journal club, consult rounds, professor's rounds, rheumatology grand rounds, and clinical-pathology-radiology conferences.

The Division of Rheumatology provides a three-year, accredited rheumatology training program. Three new fellows are added each year. The program emphasizes research into the biological mechanisms of autoimmune, inflammatory, and musculoskeletal disease, and issues pertinent to clinical epidemiology and health services delivery in the rheumatic diseases. The first year is largely clinical; the second and third years are 40% clinical work and 60% research. Interdisciplinary by definition, the Rheumatology Fellowship Program benefits from close collaboration between orthopedists, rheumatologists and other healthcare professionals, in clinical care as well as research.

Our team of faculty members is comprised of 32 full-time members of the Division of Adult Rheumatology and three members of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology. All faculty members have academic appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) and hospital appointments at the Weill Cornell Campus of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The Rheumatology Program is complemented by the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University Program in Immunology, which has 30 total faculty members. For further information regarding our commitment to patient, physician and community education, please visit the Hospital for Special Surgery.


S. Louis Bridges, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Chief

Nereida Baez, Administrative Assistant
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street, Room 848W
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (646) 797-8698
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