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The Rheumatology Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center delivers advanced, evidence-based care to people with rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Research-Based Care for Rheumatic Diseases

Rheumatology is the medical specialty involving the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. Some of these conditions develop when the immune system is mistakenly activated, causing inflammation (to “fight” disease or injury) in areas of the body.

Chronic inflammation can cause widespread damage, harming the joints, internal organs, muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, nervous system, eyes, and skin.

UT Southwestern’s Rheumatology Program is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading clinical and research centers for rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Combining expert, compassionate care with state-of-the-art medical resources, our multidisciplinary specialists offer advanced diagnostic services and management strategies.

Rheumatic Symptoms and Conditions

Rheumatic diseases are characterized by pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited movement in joints, bones, and connective tissues such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These complex conditions include:

Rheumatology Research

UT Southwestern is committed to advancing the science of rheumatology. Our rheumatologists conduct clinical and laboratory research to provide patients with the most advanced therapies available for rheumatic diseases.

UT Southwestern researchers are at the forefront of discovering abnormalities in the immune system. Their findings are the basis of innovative, targeted treatments for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and ankylosing spondylitis.

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Internal Medicine Subspecialties Clinic

at West Campus Building 3 2001 Inwood Road, 8th and 9th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75390
214-645-2800 Directions Parking Info

Ophthalmology Clinic

at James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center 5303 Harry Hines Blvd., 6th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75390
214-645-2020 Directions Parking Info


at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Park Cities 8611 Hillcrest Road, 2nd Floor, Suite 210
Dallas, Texas 75225
214-692-3100 Directions Parking Info


at UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center at Fort Worth 600 South Main Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 2.200
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
817-882-2420 Directions

Rheumatology - Central Dallas

at UT Southwestern Medical Group at Central Dallas 9900 North Central Expressway, Suite 550 Suite 550
Dallas, Texas 75231
214-648-5295 Directions