Rheumatology Fellowship Program


The Division of Rheumatology has a national reputation for educating academic rheumatologists and is one of the highly sought-after programs. Over the years, we have trained 55 rheumatologists who are actively involved in academic and research careers across the country. Our fellows are accomplished internal medicine graduates from reputable residency programs (some are MBA or MPH), and actively participate in clinical research. Our fellowship program emphasizes the management of osteoporosis and Sjogren’s syndrome at UH Sjogren’s syndrome and Osteoporosis Centers. Our program is an ACGME-accredited program (2013-2019) with national and international renowned faculty teaching. Fellows are trained as investigative diagnosticians, cutting-edge researchers and compassionate clinicians.

Our fellowship graduates maintain successful careers in research, patient care, industry and clinical practice settings. We take a great deal of pride in teaching and training leaders in rheumatology. Division members, who have diverse backgrounds, are widely celebrated as accomlished rheumatologists and published researchers, experienced educators and esteemed mentors. By offering urban and suburban clinical training opportunities as well as active involvement and participation in division agenda-planning – via faculty meetings and continuous faculty interaction – we provide fellows with a well-rounded, unmatched opportunity in rheumatology education.

The overall goal of the Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program is to provide a strong clinical and basic science foundation for academic rheumatologists. A strong emphasis is placed on obtaining a broad clinical experience from a spectrum of rheumatologic diseases, longitudinal patient care and primary decision-making responsibilities with faculty support. The two to three-year fellowship program provides an opportunity to develop both clinical and research skills in rheumatology.