Chief Bio or Message

Subhash Kukreja, MD

With the 2018 retirement of Dr. William Swedler, who led the Division for 14 years, we are in active search for a new Chief for Rheumatology. I have assumed the role of the Interim Chief for the Division. I am an Endocrinologist but have held multiple administrative roles within the University of Illinois over the past 45 years. I have a strong personal clinical and research interest in metabolic bone diseases and Glucocorticoid Induced Osteoporosis (GIOP). My task to lead the Division of Rheumatology has been easy because of the outstanding faculty members committed to clinical care and clinical and basic research. Dr. Suncica Volkov has been appointed the new fellowship Program and has brought about many innovative changes to our program. I am proud to lead a fine group of faculty members and trainees who deliver outstanding clinical care and have created an outstanding learning environment.

Goals/Vision for the division

The goals of the Division of Rheumaotolgy are to train outstanding consultant rheumatologists and teach internal medicine residents and students the science and art of basic rheumatology. We will also initiate and collaborate on clinical and translational research into the spectrum and pathogenesis of rheumatic diseases. We already have a vigorous effort in this direction graduating highly qualified fellows who practice rheumatology every year and working in conjunction with an outstanding research laboratory.

Our vision is to grow our contribution and commitment to the community of physicians and people of the Chicago area in need of high quality care for their rheumatic problems. We will continue to recruit the best faculty and fellows for these goals. And in this age with instant access to medical information on portable electronic doorways to the internet we must have scholars teaching scholarship to our charges. Too much false information on the internet lead patients and doctors astray. We must avoid the taint of bias and teach scientific knowledge that is rigorously attained in the best science journals and meetings. But this cold lancet of knowledge must be tempered by humanity in our approach to the entire community.

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  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it’s exactly “additionalAnchor”).
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a “#” in front of it. (Example, we have a “chief” section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to “#chief”)
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor’s HYPERLINK WITHOUT the “#”, i.e. “chief”.
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