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Rheumatology Division

Dedicated to rheumatology patient care, education, and research.

Rheumatology at Hennepin Healthcare has a long and distinguished history:

Training medical students, residents, and fellows for five decades

Offering musculoskeletal ultrasound-based diagnostics and therapeutics to the patients and training medical trainees through a nationally recognized CME course

Home for rheumatology research in our ethnically diverse population whom we serve

 

Clinical Care

Clinical Care

Our clinical activities are centered at Hennepin Healthcare, a Level 1 Trauma Center and safety net hospital serving a diverse patient population. We care for patients with a wide range of rheumatologic diseases including osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren’s disease, myositis, scleroderma, gout, sarcoidosis, and vasculitis. We have a continuous presence in the outpatient rheumatology clinic and in the inpatient rheumatology consult service. We have a general rheumatology clinic, bone health clinic, chronic pain clinic, and musculoskeletal ultrasound-based injection clinics in our outpatient rheumatology center.

Education & Training

Education & Training

Our wide variety of clinical activities, dedicated cadre of teaching faculty, and broad research endeavors provide the foundation for our rheumatology educational curriculum. Medical students, residents, and fellows are exposed to the full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient clinical care and have ample opportunity to participate in research during their training. We also do rheumatology case conferences, grand rounds, dedicated teaching rheumatology didactics, and MSK ultrasound teaching sessions for our medical trainees.

Research

Research

Our research is embedded within Hennepin Healthcare and the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute. Division research spans a wide spectrum of observational studies that look into the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound, racial disparities in diagnosis and care of rheumatic disease, and reporting rheumatic disease in diverse population.

Rheumatology Clinical and Research Faculty

Currently, the division comprises three faculty, Dr. Rawad Nasr, Dr. Saud Abaalkhail, and Dr. Linh Ngo. We also have University of Minnesota Rheumatology fellows and Hennepin Healthcare internal medicine residents rotating with us. We have an excellent Pharm D team with us including George Konstantinidis our Rheumatology Clinic Medical Director, and Ashton Forst.