MedStar's research expertise in the field of rheumatology includes
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus, or SLE)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Lyme disease
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Autoimmune diseases
- Connective tissue disorders
MedStar researchers participate in numerous investigator initiated rheumatology research programs and industry-sponsored clinical trials each year. Our investigators have numerous publications in such prominent journals as the New England Journal of Medicine and are highly sought after consultants and advisors for their expertise in clinical trial design.
Our rheumatology research program is closely aligned with MedStar Health's clinical operations. MedStar has a dedicated Lupus Clinic based in Washington, DC, an Infusion Center for clinical and research patients receiving biological therapies for RA, SLE, and other rheumatic diseases and advanced joint imaging capability, including joint PET scanning.