Inflammatory myositis are autoimmune diseases that may affect multiple organs and systems and they benefit from the combined expertise of rheumatology and neurology, and occasionally other subspecialties.
The clinic is run by Dr. Nizar Chahin from the Department of Neurology and Dr. Daniela Ghetie from the Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases within the Department of Medicine.
The clinic started in 10/2016, and since that time has grown to a once a week clinic caring for hundreds of patients in our PNW community. The strength of the clinic comes from a comprehensive and coordinated approach with the help from neurology and rheumatology expertise. Patients receive an expedited diagnosis by seeing both Dr. Chahin and Dr. Ghetie, which help streamlines the clinic process by combining history, exam, and rapid access to testing; including EMG and muscle biopsy.
The clinic also works very closely with the Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) multi-disciplinary clinic with Pulmonary, Dr. Daniel Seifer; Dermatology with Dr. Nicole Fett; and additional Rheumatologists, as many of the patients with myositis have skin and lung involvement.
More information about this clinic can be found here.