Patient Care

Rheumatologists are experts in treating arthritis and autoimmune diseases. Rheumatologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat inflammatory diseases of the joints and soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones), and care for patients with arthritis, gout, tendonitis and a variety of other joint and connective tissue disorders.

Inflammation of the joints, muscles and other soft tissues are caused by wear and tear, infection, or disorders of the immune system, called autoimmune diseases. These latter conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, polymyositis, polymyalgia rheumatica, and many forms of vasculitis. Recent advancements in understanding the causes of arthritis led to the introduction of new medications that revolutionized the treatment of many debilitating joint diseases.

Our Team

Fatme A Allam, MD
Fatme A Allam, MD
315 464-3836

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
  • MD: St Joseph's University Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon, 1991

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Rheumatology; Internal Medicine; Arthritis; Autoimmune Disease; Bone Infection; Bursitis; more

Hiroshi Kato, MD
Hiroshi Kato, MD
315 464-3836

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2011, Rheumatology
  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, 2008, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Kasumigaura Medical Center, Tsuchiura, 2005, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Keio University Hospital, Tokyo, 2004, Internal Medicine
  • MD: Keio University Hospital, Tokyo, 2002

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Rheumatology; Arthritis; Autoimmune Disease; Dermatomyositis; Dry Eye Syndrome; more

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms by which regulatory T cells restrain helper T cell-mediated immune response in SLE.

Education Interests

  • Coordinating intuitive and analytical approaches for better clinical assessment.

Clinical Interests

  • Immune-mediated multiorgan disease.


Hom P Neupane, MD
Hom P Neupane, MD
315 464-3836

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 2002, Allergy and Immunology
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2000, Rheumatology
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1998, Internal Medicine
  • MD: Chittagong Medical College, Bangladesh, 1988

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Rheumatology; Allergy; Arthritis; Bursitis; Dermatomyositis; more

Andras Perl, MD, PhD
Andras Perl, MD, PhD
315 464-3836

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center, 1988, Rheumatology/Immunology
  • PhD: Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, Hungary, 1984
  • Residency: Semmelweis Medical School, Budapest, 1982
  • MD: Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, Hungary, 1979

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Rheumatology; Internal Medicine; Arthritis; Autoimmune Disease; Immune Abnormalities; Nervous System Vascular Lesions; more

Research Interests

  • Genes and Viruses Predisposing to Autoimmunity, Genetics, Apoptosis, Endogenous Retroviruses, Transaldolase

Education Interests

  • Rheumatology, Immunology, Physician-Scientist Training

Clinical Interests

  • Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Autoimmune Diseases, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Transaldolase Deficiency

Associations/Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Henry Kunkel Society
  • Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies Center of Excellence, Director
  • American Association of Immunologists (AAI)
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • American College of Rheumatology (ACR), Fellow
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

Lorne A Runge, MD
Lorne A Runge, MD
315 464-4194

Education & Fellowships

  • Sabbatical: Syracuse University, 1984, Computer and Information Science
  • Fellowship: Royal College of Surgeons, 1973, Rheumatology
  • Fellowship: Northpark Hospital, Clinical Research Centre, Middlesex, England, 1971, Research
  • Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, 1970
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, 1970, Arthritis Unit
  • Fellowship: Royal College of Surgeons, 1970, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1968, Medicine
  • Residency: New England Deaconess Hospital, 1967, Medicine
  • MD: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1965

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Rheumatology; Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Knee, and Ankle; Arthritis; Bursitis; Calcific Tendonitis; more

Jianghong Yu, MD
Jianghong Yu, MD
315 464-4194

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2012, Rheumatology
  • Residency: New York Downtown Hospital, 2010, Internal Medicine
  • Additional Training: Harvard Medical School, 2005, research fellow
  • Fellowship: Peking University People's Hospital, China, 1999, Cardiology
  • MA: Beijing Medical University, 1996
  • Residency: Peking University People's Hospital, China, 1996, Internal Medicine
  • BA: Weifang Medical College, China, 1993

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Rheumatology; Arthritis; Dermatomyositis; Nervous System Vascular Lesions; Osteoarthritis; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Rheumatology (ACR)