Inflammatory myositis are autoimmune diseases that may affect multiple organs and systems and they benefit from the combined expertise of rheumatology and neurology in addition to other subspecialists.
The clinic is run by D.r Nizar Chahin from Neurology, Neuromuscular and Dr. Elena Ghetie from Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases.
The clinic came together in 10/2016. Since then, helped diagnose and treat many patients. The strength of the clinic comes from a very comprehensive and coordinated approach with the help from neurology and rheumatology expertise. Patients get expedited diagnosis by combining history, exam and rapid access to testing including EMG and muscle biopsy. Patients get to see both dr Chahin and myself during the same clinic visit.
The clinic also work very tight with dermatology and pulmonary ILD clinic, as many of the patients with myositis have skin and lung involvement.
Being an academic institution we also provide teaching to neuromuscular and rheumatology fellows and participate in research projects.
More information about this clinic can be found here.