• The Rheumatology Faculty Practice at Columbia University Medical Center/New York‐Presbyterian Hospital is an integrated patient‐care and research practice specializing in the rheumatic diseases. Under the direction of Dr. Joan Bathon, one of the nation’s leading rheumatologists, the Arthritis Center embraces a philosophy of multidisciplinary and collaborative care. Autoimmune conditions affect numerous organ systems in a patient’s body making partnerships with other medical specialties paramount to effective treatment and research into future therapies.

    The goal of the Rheumatology Center is to optimize the current approach to treatment of patients afflicted with rheumatic disease while pursuing research studies that will lead to prevention of disease progression. The Center brings together, under one umbrella, rheumatologists, scientists, orthopedists, cardiologists, nephrologists, and obstetrician/gynecologists, all working in concert to provide optimal patient care. Rheumatoid conditions affect the lives of more than 40 million people in the United States and arthritis is the most prevalent form of disability. The rheumatologists at Columbia University Medical Center/ New York‐ Presbyterian Hospital are best in class in the areas of patient care, medical education, and basic and clinical research focused on finding the causes and cures of arthritis. As physicians associated with one of the foremost academic medical centers in the world our doctors bring the best medical care to each doctor‐patient exchange.
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