Welcome to the College of Medicine Division of Rheumatology. Our mission is to provide excellence in patient care, education, and research. We are a group of physicians, nurse practitioners, and support staff dedicated to providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal diseases. These disorders include the many types of arthritis that affect bones and joints.

In addition, we treat many autoimmune diseases such as those that affect blood vessels (vasculitis), muscles (myositis), and other organs of the body, including systemic lupus erythematosus. Besides caring for patients, our physicians are engaged in research and in training future rheumatologists. We have a close working relationship with our faculty in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine; pediatric rheumatology; digestive health and nutrition; nephrology, bone, and mineral metabolism; and musculoskeletal radiology. We also collaborate with faculty in other divisions and departments to care for patients with diseases that affect multiple organ systems. 

Kristine M. Lohr, MD, MS
Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Director, Rheumatology Training Program
Medical Director, Rheumatology