Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinic
Comprehensive evaluations are conducted in a multidisciplinary clinic that includes rheumatologists and a plastic surgeon specializing in the correction of hand deformities.
Patients seen in this clinic are monitored systematically over time, including their responses to the latest therapies. Because many of the patients in this clinic have complex systemic disease, the rheumatologists in this clinic also work closely with colleagues in multiple departments at UCSF to address all the needs of these patients. This includes the orthopaedic surgeons at UCSF who specialize in hand, shoulder, knee, and foot/ankle deformities as well as joint replacement in immunosuppressed patients. The Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinic is the gateway to the UCSF Rheumatoid Arthritis Cohort, the largest clinical study of rheumatoid arthritis patients in the western United States. Clinical studies are ongoing, investigating multiple aspects of rheumatoid arthritis, including patient outcomes and responses to new therapies in patients with difficult to manage disease. For more information, please contact Dr. Gross at (415) 353-4967.
For patients who are interested in making an appointment, please visit the Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinic website.