The Division of Rheumatology's mission is to contribute to the service and growth missions of Denver Health by providing excellent patient care in an environment that promotes dignity, education and academic inquiry.

The physicians in the Division of Rheumatology are involved in helping improve the health of patients with inflammatory arthritis and autoimmune diseases. We care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren’s syndrome, scleroderma, inflammatory muscle diseases, sarcoidosis, spondyloarthritis, crystalline forms of arthritis and various types of vasculitis.

Our clinic is located on the third floor of the south tower of the Davis Pavilion. We also see employees in the Wellington E. Webb Center for Primary Care. The division is involved in teaching medical students, residents and community physicians.


Physicians in the Division of Rheumatology perform clinical research in specific areas of rheumatic diseases and in the area of doctor-patient communication. Research topics of interest include:

  • Identifying the associations of limited health literacy and the obstacles that patients with limited literacy face when navigating the health care system
  • Ongoing research regarding strategies to improve the care of patients with limited health literacy