University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

About Our Division

Interim Head, Rheumatology Division

alan.bridges@va.gov

Fast Facts:

  • Faculty: 13 Members
  • Rheumatology Fellowship Program: 2 Fellows

Welcome to the Division of Rheumatology

The rheumatology specialists at UW Health are committed to providing high-quality patient care, research and education in the field of arthritis and autoimmune diseases. These specialists provide a multidisciplinary team approach to managing rheumatic and immunological diseases. Rheumatology faculty physicians offer consultative and continuing care for patients with musculoskeletal system disorders, including degenerative, hereditary, inflammatory and crystal-induced disorders.

In addition, the faculty is committed to preparing fellows for successful careers in clinical or academic adult rheumatology.

Our physicians in rheumatology also devote research time to investigating the biology of autoimmune disease, improving clinical outcomes and reducing health disparities for patients with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, understanding the factors that affect osteoporosis in post-menopausal women and advancing understanding of Sjӧgren’s Syndrome.