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Division of Rheumatology, Inflammation, and Immunity

The Division of Rheumatology, Inflammation, and Immunity at Brigham and Women's Hospital is one of the leading centers of its kind in the world.

Ranked fifth in the country by U.S. News and World Report, our division hosts over 37,000 patient visits each year. As a patient here, you will receive outstanding care that always puts you first and is guided by the latest advances in research.

Comprehensive Care for Rheumatic Diseases

We provide comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and management of the entire range of rheumatic diseases. These include conditions that:

  • Can be inflammatory (causing sustained inflammation in various parts of the body) or non-inflammatory
  • Can be autoimmune in nature (meaning your immune system attacks your body)
  • May affect joints, bones, tendons, cartilage, ligaments and muscles

Deep Roots in Rheumatology

Our hospital's roots in rheumatology run deep. The Brigham was established in 1980 with the merger of three hospitals. One of those hospitals, the Robert Breck Brigham Hospital, focused on rheumatic diseases and was the nation's first teaching hospital devoted exclusively to treating arthritis and related conditions. Over the years, our research has led to breakthroughs in the treatment of many rheumatic diseases, improving the lives of millions of patients worldwide.

Today, Brigham investigators continue to lead the way in rheumatologic research, and their insights improve the quality of care for patients. Our commitment to collaborating with many other specialties throughout the hospital enables us to improve patient care in an individualized manner. In addition, we host the internationally renowned Rheumatology and Immunology Fellowship Training Program, which prepares future leaders in research and clinical care.