Department of Rheumatology Faculty
Top (Left - Right) Dr. Fatme Allam, Associate Professor; Dr. Hiroshi Kato, Clinical Instructor; Dr. Lorne Runge, Associate Professor
Bottom (Left - Right) Dr. Hom Neupane, Associate Professor, Dr. Andras Perl, MD, PhD, Professor, Division Cheif; Dr. Jianghong Yu, Assistant Professor

Welcome to Rheumatology

Rheumatology, Dept. of Medicine
Upstate Health Care Center
Rm. 8310, 90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-4194
Fax: 315 464-4176
Name: Elana Sukert, Fellowship Coordinator

The Division of Rheumatology at Upstate Medical University provides state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and related diseases of the joints, muscles and skin. We provide diagnostic and therapeutic joint injections and infusion services. We also diagnose and treat systemic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

These include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease-associated arthritis
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Vasculitis
  • Urticaria
  • Gout
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Scleroderma
  • Polymyositis
  • Dermatomyoisitis
  • Behcet’s syndrome
  • Infectious arthritis
  • Lyme disease

The Division provides multidisciplinary management of patients in close collaboration with:

Our Faculty is actively involved in teaching and research in the subspecialty of rheumatology and immunology. The Division is internationally known for basic and clinical research of lupus and systemic autoimmune diseases.

In addition to out-patient services at University Health Care Center (UHCC), Hill Medical Center and the VA Medical Center, our faculty also provides in-patient consultation services at University Hospital, Crouse Hospital and the VA Hospital of Syracuse.