Rheumatology is a subspecialty of internal medicine and pediatrics that focuses on the care of patients with inflammatory arthritis and autoimmune diseases.

Our providers use evidence-based therapies for the clinical care of patients with rheumatic diseases. Teaching and research are core parts of our mission and we are engaged in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. We have a robust clinical trials program and we also perform basic science research.

We offer rheumatology clinics and programs for adults and children at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Conditions we treat

We treat a range of rheumatic diseases and conditions that fall into various categories, including:


The inflammation of one or more joints, which results in pain, swelling, and limited movement. We treat many types of arthritis, such as:

Connective tissue disease

Rheumatic conditions that affect the body's connective tissues such as:


Inflammation of blood vessels that may cause damage, blockage, blood clots, or other symptoms. We treat a range of vasculitis-related conditions, such as:

Other rheumatic conditions

We treat many other types of rheumatic conditions, such as: