Upstate Rheumatology

Patient Care

Rheumatologists are experts in treating arthritis and autoimmune diseases. We are specially trained to diagnose and treat inflammatory diseases of the joints and soft tissues affecting tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones.

Conditions treated include:

  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Tendonitis
  • 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
  • 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

Lorne A Runge, MD

Lorne A Runge, MD
Appointed 08/22/94
8310B Weiskotten Hall
766 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-4194

Hospital Campus

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Medicine: Rheumatology

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Medicine

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

Specialties & Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Knee, and Ankle

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
  • Polymyosits
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scleroderma
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigger Finger


  • Adults


  • Steroid Injections


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