Arthritis, Joint Diseases and Other Related Diseases
The Division of Rheumatology offers the latest treatments for individuals with conditions and diseases affecting the joints, muscles and bones. Our outstanding staff brings the very latest treatments to their areas of expertise.

Harry D. Fischer, MD, heads the Division of Rheumatology. Dr. Fischer was one of the first rheumatologists to describe the rheumatic manifestations of HIV infections. Additional clinical interests include: systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis and Lyme Disease.

Paula Rackoff, MD, has a particular interest in women's health. She is a principal investigator for the Women's Health Initiative. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is the Manhattan site for this NIH-funded study. Her other area of interest is osteoporosis, and she serves on the board of a major osteoporosis journal.

Eddys Disla, MD, was formally chief of the division of rheumatology at Cabrini Medical Center. He has interest and expertise in treating a wide variety of rheumatic diseases, including gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and systemic lupus erythematosis.

Ya Ju Chang, MD, is primarily a hospital-based rheumatologist who has expertise in treating conditions seen in an inpatient setting, from the simple case of gout to complex vasculitis. He has been recognized by his colleagues as an outstanding teacher.

Erin Patton, MD, MPH, has a particular interest in systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis, with a focus on the role of inflammatory diseases and the development of cardiovascular disease. Additional clinical interests include systemic sclerosis, mixed connective tissue disease and vasculitis.

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