The Division of Rheumatology & Immunology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to teaching, research and clinical care in the areas of autoimmune disease and musculoskeletal disease.
Our faculty consists of leading researchers, clinicians and instructors working together to accomplish the goals of the Medical Center. We offer comprehensive clinical care» for those with rheumatic and autoimmune diseases that can affect the joints, muscles, and bones causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity.
Besides an active clinical program, division faculty also have active research programs» to solve basic problems in immunology and cell biology related to autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, and to solve clinical questions which may impact healthcare in the future.
Division News Spotlight
Team finds stem cell transplant improves scleroderma survival
Scleroderma, an autoimmune disease in which the patient’s own immune system attacks the skin and connective tissue causing it to harden, is a progressive and often lethal condition with few treatment options. A new clinical trial by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and other leading medical centers found that an intensive transplant treatment using the patient’s own stem cells can improve survival and quality of life for patients with advanced scleroderma.
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Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology
1161 21st Avenue South, T-3113 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232-2681
Clinic Phone: 615-322-4746, OPTION ONE
615-322-1900, New & Return Patient Appointments
615-343-3813, Fax (Clinic)
Division Administrative Phone: 615-322-4746, OPTION TWO
Division Administrative Fax: 615-322-6248
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