Collaborative Complex Disease Care

In the Division of Rheumatology, we help people with autoimmune, rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders have the best possible quality of life.

We lead innovative research, learner-centered education, and excellent patient care—in partnership with our world-class university and remarkable health system.

Together, we strive for excellence and equity to advance a thriving community for all. Through care and scholarship, we make an impact in Wisconsin and beyond.

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Our Exceptional Programs

Our specialized fellowship educates tomorrow’s academic and community leaders. Our collaborative research spans basic science, treatments, and population health approaches to reduce disparities. We are clinical experts on lupus, Sjogren’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and ultrasound. 

Join us, and let’s transform the world of medicine together.

“We are committed to excellence and innovation in everything we do. Our exceptional academic team includes experts in rheumatology care and research that spans from bench to bedside to population health and health equity.”
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Christie Bartels, MD, MS
Chief, Division of Rheumatology
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Help Us Transform Medicine

You can make a gift to support rheumatology medical education and research.