Message from the Division Chief, Ali Askari, MD


The Division of Rheumatology is widely recognized as a center for superb health care, offering unsurpassed education and cutting-edge clinical research.

The Division of Rheumatology treats a host of rheumatic diseases, directs a number of local and national research projects on basic and clinical rheumatology and trains post-doctoral fellows. Services include treatment of:

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Rheumatology arthritis
  • Fibromyalgiaand inflammatory muscle diseases
  • Common arthritic problems, such as osteoarthritis

In addition to patient care and basic and clinical research, the Division of Rheumatology’s post-doctoral fellowship program, through the Case Western Reserve University Department of Medicine, is nationally-recognized and is fully accredited with commendation - the highest honor - by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).