The Department of Rheumatology provides a full range of services - including joint injections, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and infusion therapies – for arthritis and systemic rheumatic autoimmune diseases, including scleroderma, lupus, inflammatory arthritis, spondyloarthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout. For all conditions, our rheumatologists work closely with providers in other departments to ensure you receive the best care possible, for all aspects of your health.

Our department includes specific programs for several conditions, including the largest scleroderma program in New England and a lupus program that offers multidisciplinary care in conjunction with a variety of specialists. 

A BMC clinical pharmacist works closely with our doctors and patients to ensure that you have all the information you need about your medications and that medication interactions are minimized. We can also help you navigate the insurance process, so you can get joint-saving treatment safely and without delay. Our BMC Infusion Suite provides patients with the utmost privacy, comfort, and convenience.

Our rheumatologists are actively engaged in research and have led development of national treatment guidelines in osteoarthritis, gout, and spondyloarthritis. We provide many opportunities for patients to participate in clinical trials.


Clínicas Especializadas

Lupus Clinic

Lupus is a complex autoimmune disorder where the body’s cells are attacked by one’s own immune system. This leads to inflammation and damage to various body tissues. Lupus can affect many parts of the body including the joints, kidneys, skin, heart, lungs, blood vessels, and brain. The organs that are affected are different for every person.

Nuestro Equipo

Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD

Chief of Rheumatology

Special Interests

Rheumatic diseases, osteoarthritis, gout, hyperuricemia

Elizabeth R. Graef, DO


Special Interests

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Psoriatic Arthritis, Lupus, Connective Tissue Disease

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Eugene Y Kissin, MD


Special Interests

Gout, spondyloarthritis, systemic sclerosis, musculoskeletal ultrasound, medical education

Marcin A Trojanowski, MD

Director, Rheumatology Clinic; Director, Scleroderma Program

Special Interests

Scleroderma and connective tissue disease

Michael R York, MD


Special Interests

Scleroderma, systemic sclerosis, morphea, lupus, psoriatic arthritis

Other team members

Nancy Figueiredo, RN

Recursos del Paciente

Rheumatology Patient Information

The American College of Rheumatology provides a wide range of tips, support, and other information for patients with arthritis and systemic rheumatic autoimmune diseases and their families.

Resumen de la Investigación

Our rheumatology department members have research expertise in many areas of rheumatic diseases. Our faculty are internationally recognized for contributions to research and have been at the forefront of developing new approaches to the study and treatment of disorders such as scleroderma, osteoarthritis, lupus, vasculitis, spondyloarthritis and gout.

Read more about rheumatology research at BMC.

Información Sobre Residencia y Becas

The Department of Rheumatology at BMC offers a two-year fellowship program that provides fellows with a range of hands-on opportunities in both clinical care and research. More information about available fellowship can be found here.


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