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Welcome to the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Rheumatology provides care for patients with the full spectrum of rheumatic and autoimmune diseases. These include arthritis and allied conditions and disorders of connective tissue.

The Arthritis Center is a significant outpatient facility with more than 6,000 patient visits annually. Each year, the consultation service sees approximately 400 inpatients.



William Swedler, MD

Chief, Division of Rheumatology

Our Services

The Rheumatology clinical faculty members have special interest in and treat patients with the following diseases:

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Rheumatic disease in the geriatric patient
Dermato(poly)myositis and arteritis
Immune mediated thromboembolic disease

The Rheumatology research faculty members focus on molecular pathogenesis of fibrosis, recognition of immunological self from non-self on the basis of autoimmunity, mechanics of inflammation, and novel biologic therapies for Raynaud, immunological and rheumatic diseases. Additional active research programs examine genetic basic of scleroderma, and the long-term outcomes, epidemiology, risk factors and economic burden of chronic arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.  

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For more information, please contact Dana Franklin at 312-355-0968 or email at danfran@uic.edu


We provide outstanding training in infectious diseases through our fellowship and training program.
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Contact Us:

(888) 842-1801: Referring Physician Hotline
(312) 413-9310: Division of Rheumatology Administrative Office

Mailing Address:
Division of Rheumatology
1819 West Polk Street
College of Medicine West A-312 (MC 733)
Chicago, Illinois 60612