Greek: ρεύμα, rheuma, river

The field of rheumatology has seen major advances over the last decade in the understanding and treatment of rheumatic diseases. The UVA Division of Rheumatology strives to harness those advances in research and technology to provide the highest level of care for our patients and an outstanding training experience for our clinical fellows.

– Janet Lewis, MD, Chief

To learn more about the division, go to the 2014 annual report.

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.