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Services We Offer & Conditions We Treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune and Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Osteoporosis
  • Myositis
  • Scleroderma


Make a New Osteoporosis Clinic Appointment:
  Call 202-741-3333

Make a New Scleroderma Clinic Appointment:
   Call 202-741-2488


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.

Why is Rheumatology Important?

Joint complaints account for 10% of visits to primary care physicians. Musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of disability in the United States and account for more than 50% of chronic conditions in patients over the age of 50. The economic burden of musculoskeletal disease both in direct health care costs and indirect costs through lost wages is estimated to be $950 billion dollars annually. Multidisciplinary patient care and patient-focused research is urgently needed to improve quality of life and clinical outcomes in patients with rheumatic disease.

Autoimmune diseases affect the joints, bones and muscles and can sometimes cause inflammation in other internal organs such as the kidneys, lungs, blood vessels and brain. Treatment of these complex multisystem diseases requires physicians trained in Rheumatology. GW Rheumatology offers clinical training to medical students, residents and fellows wishing to learn more about caring for patients with rheumatic diseases and research opportunities for trainees interested in learning about rheumatology research.