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Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases

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Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases (Rheumatology)

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Prabhu Deepak Udayakumar, MD, is leading the University of Minnesota Medical Center’s new vasculitis treatment program. Read more. 

Dr. Daniel Mueller, Division Director

The Division of Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases seeks the cure for a diverse group of immunological and inflammatory diseases that affect a wide range of organ systems. Although the cause of many of these illnesses is unknown, many share some form of immunopathology that leads to uncontrolled inflammation, pain, disability, and often tissue destruction.

Ongoing basic, translational, and clinical research in this division is leading to an even greater understanding of systemic autoimmunity that leads to rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome and polymyositis/dermatoymyositis, as well as select tissue-specific autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and diabetes mellitus.

Clinicians in this Division are also available for inpatient and outpatient Rheumatology Consultation at the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview and the Fairview Maple Grove sites.

Finally, educators in this Division are training the next generation of biomedical researchers, rheumatology practitioners, and professors, to meet the growing health care needs of the 21st century. We appreciate your visit to our website, and encourage you to join us in this great effort!

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