Department and Faculty

The Division of Rheumatology is focused on providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases in a setting of active basic and clinical research and education. Physicians see approximately 14,000 patients per year. These include over 100 types of arthritis, including common diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, but also rare diseases such as relapsing polychondritis and multicentric reticulohistiocytosis.

The Division of Rheumatology is composed of 10 staff doctors (called "consultants" at Mayo), four to six fellows in training, and approximately 20 allied health staff. Consultants are currently involved in clinical practice and research.


In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their field. You will have direct access to the Rheumatology faculty at Mayo Clinic in Rochester throughout your training.

Advisors and Mentors
You will be assigned a faculty advisor who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your advisor also will serve as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting Professors
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during noon and/or morning lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You will be encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.

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