Arthritis patients receive expert care from nationally and internationally recognized rheumatologists at Jefferson. We have highly respected programs for the treatment of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and osteoporosis. We are currently researching treatments for lupus, scleroderma and rheumatoid arthritis.

A rheumatologist is a physician who specializes in the treatment of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases that may affect joints, muscles, bones, skin and other tissues. Our rheumatologists are specially trained to identify many types of rheumatic diseases in their earliest stages, including arthritis, many types of autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain, disorders of the musculoskeletal system and osteoporosis.

Excellence in Osteoporosis and Lupus Treatment

The Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center at Jefferson, established in 1992, was the first in the Delaware Valley. The Center has contributed to the development of all the currently FDA-approved osteoporosis treatments.

Research and Education

Visit the Division of Rheumatology at Thomas Jefferson University for more on research and education.