NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital offers specialized care for patients with rheumatologic diseases. Our physicians are part of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's Division of Rheumatology, which is highly ranked by US News & World Report. In addition, each of our board-certified physicians is a member of the highly regarded ColumbiaDoctors faculty practice, so patients can experience the level of exceptional care expected from NewYork-Presbyterian in a personal and accessible environment.

Rheumatologic conditions — which affect the joints and muscles — affect the lives of more than 40 million people in the United States, and arthritis is the most prevalent form of disability. The mission of the Division of Rheumatology is to enhance patients' quality of life. As part of a leading academic institution, the Division applies its strengths in basic, translational, and clinical research to improve patient care. Our rheumatologists and other healthcare professionals provide the highest level of care for patients with all types of autoimmune inflammatory conditions. These are illnesses in which the body attacks itself, producing antibodies against its own tissues and leading to intense inflammation.

Rheumatologists at NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen provide expertise and inpatient consultation for the full range of rheumatologic disorders, including:

  • Inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Vasculitis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Myositis (polymyositis and dermatomyositis)

The Rheumatology Faculty Practice

The Rheumatology Faculty Practice at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia is an integrated patient care and research practice. Under the direction of Joan Bathon, MD, one of the nation's leading rheumatologists, the Division delivers multidisciplinary care in a collaborative environment. Because autoimmune conditions affect numerous organ systems in the body, partnerships with other medical specialists are paramount for providing effective treatment and conducting research to develop the therapies of the future. Under one umbrella, the Rheumatology Center brings together rheumatologists, scientists, orthopedists, cardiologists, nephrologists, and obstetrician/gynecologists — all working in concert to provide the best care for patients. The goal of care is to improve patients' quality of life and prevent disease progression.

The rheumatologists at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia are best-in-class in the areas of patient care, medical education, and basic and clinical research focused on the causes of and cures for arthritis. As physicians associated with one of the foremost academic medical centers in the world, our doctors provide the best medical care to enhance each patient's experience. Learn more about the Division of Rheumatology.

Making an Appointment

Outpatient consultations for rheumatologic diseases are available at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. To make an appointment, contact us at 212-305-4308.


NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital

5141 Broadway (at 220th Street)
New York, NY 10034
Telephone: 212-305-4308, 866-NYP-ALLEN