Our Program

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Mission statement

Rheumatology encompasses the evaluation and treatment of a wide array of immune mediated system wide inflammatory diseases as well as the diagnosis and management of non-inflammatory degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

We wish to train fellows to be superb and compassionate practitioners and consultants for the entire spectrum of rheumatic diseases, from complex multisystem diseases to regional soft tissue disorders. 

Our fellowship program likewise emphasizes a strong foundation in research, the critical appraisal of the literature, and the dissemination of knowledge. These skills are necessary to keep up with the rapidly evolving field of rheumatology and immunology and to contribute to future advancements of the field as well as to patient advocacy.

Overview and Highlights

The Rheumatology Fellowship at OHSU is a two-year program, and currently trains four fellows, 2 junior and 2 senior fellows. Fellows participate in a series of activities designed to foster core competencies necessary to become skillful rheumatologists. 

Highlights of our program include a rigorous outpatient and inpatient clinical training supported by continuity and subspecialty clinics collaborating with a diverse faculty group, graduated fellows’ autonomy with adequate supervision, a structured conference schedule, and emphasis on patient safety.

Below is a video created by Dr. Jim Rosenbaum, our former chief, and his brother, Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, in the early phase of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, June 2020. The video captures the personal connections our faculty and fellows form, that together help congeal our program into a powerful and supportive source of learning and growth.

Rheumatology Fellows and Faculty Discuss the Program
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Oregon Health & Science University

Portland VA Medical Center

Legacy Emanuel Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic (on hold as of 7/2021)

Warm Springs Indian Health Services Clinic

Lupus/Scleroderma Clinic

Vasculitis Clinic

Regional Rheumatology Clinic

Ultrasound-Guided Injection Clinic

ILD Clinic

Myositis Clinic

Rheumatology Grand Rounds

Journal Club

Clinical Case Round Table

Musculoskeletal Radiology Conference

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop

Immunology Summer Boot Camp

Thursday Ad Hoc Conference: Quality Improvement, Critical Appraisal of the Literature, Board Review

Friday Core Didactics

Dermatology-Rheumatology Conference

Timeline & Mentorship