The Vanderbilt Rheumatology Clinic cares for patients with complex multi-system autoimmune diseases, inflammatory arthritis, osteoporosis and musculoskeletal disorders.

Each patient receives state-of-the-art treatment coordinated with outstanding faculty in several specialties. Our faculty conduct research in a number of different rheumatic diseases, which gives our patients access to new treatments. And, as part of a comprehensive medical center, we coordinate care with other specialists to assure our patients a seamless and personalized treatment approach.

Vanderbilt Rheumatology Services

Comprehensive care for a wide range of conditions including various forms of arthritis, autoimmune disease and musculoskeletal disease.

Specialty pharmacy and infusion services

Specialized care for polymyositis, dermatomyositis, systemic sclerosis, and mixed connective tissue disease through the Myositis and Scleroderma Treatment and Investigative Center. Directed by Leslie Crofford, M.D., the center works closely with our pulmonary physicians to assure that lung diseases that often complicate these disorders are managed coordinately.

Coordinated care for patients with lupus and lupus-related kidney disease through the Lupus Center, directed by Narender Annapureddy, M.D., in rheumatology and Neil Sangani, M.D., in nephrology.

Comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with osteoporosis and fractures through the Bone Center, directed by S. Bobo Tanner, M.D., directs the Bone Center.

Conditions we treat

We coordinate care with many other specialists across Vanderbilt including: