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. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about the division’s services and programs. For an in-depth view of our recent activities, go to the division’s FY 2015 annual report.
Janet Lewis, MD
Division Chief
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.