Division of Rheumatology

UVA Division of Rheumatology is harnessing major advances in the understanding and treatment of rheumatic diseases over the last decade to provide the highest level of care for our patients and an outstanding training experience for our clinical fellows.

Quick Facts

  • The CDC estimates that 52.5 million U.S. adults suffer from arthritis — about 23% of the population.
  • Arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems are the #1 cause of disability in America.
  • Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases result in more than $127 billion in medical costs annually in the U.S. This compares to about $104 billion annually for cancer care.
  • More “Rheumatology by the Numbers” from the American College of Rheumatology.

Rheumatology Fellowship Program

UVA Rheumatology fellows are provided with a rich and rigorous clinical experience, in combination with clinical and translational research opportunities. The program is designed to develop rheumatologists with the knowledge base and skills to succeed wherever their career path leads them, whether in academic medicine (clinical research, and/or clinical education) or in private practice.


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