Faculty and staff of the UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology program address problems involving the joints, muscles, soft tissue, and connective tissue, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis, vasculitis, and gout, as well as autoimmune diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system. Our program has been ranked among the best in the nation for more than 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, and it handles more than 20,000 patient visits annually. It is staffed by practitioners and specialists in multiple fields, making it easier for physicians to collaborate on diagnoses and treatments.
In addition to outpatient rheumatology services, UAB Rheumatology provides advanced care for hospitalized patients with known or suspected rheumatologic conditions. Our rheumatology consultation service includes comprehensive evaluation and treatment recommendations for patients at UAB Hospital and UAB Hospital-Highlands, the Birmingham VA Medical Center, Cooper Green Mercy Hospital, and other UAB-affiliated hospitals. Our patients also benefit from the UAB Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Autoimmunity Center, which is an interdisciplinary research center focused on better understanding the causes, processes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and related diseases.
Find a Provider to Schedule an Appointment
Are you a Physician or Provider?
24-Hour Consultation Referral Services
Speak to your physician about your options and browse the link below for more information
Latest NewsView All News
Flu: Interferon-gamma from T follicular helper cells is required to create lung-resident memory B cells
September 13, 2023
Osteoporosis: UAB-led study approved for a $13.9 million award to investigate prevention of bone fractures
August 22, 2023
$6.9 million awarded to UAB to continue knee osteoarthritis research
August 8, 2023
How interleukin-6 helps prevent allergic asthma and atopy by suppressing interleukin-2 signaling
May 5, 2023
How cadmium-induced inflammation increases the severity and mortality of lung infections
April 19, 2023