Advancing Care & Research for the Treatment of Rheumatic Disorders
The Division of Rheumatology in Dell Medical School’s Department of Internal Medicine improves people’s lives through innovation in patient-centered care, education and rheumatology research. The division, works together to redesign the future of rheumatology by creating, disseminating and applying new knowledge and by personalizing health care to meet the needs of each individual.
Areas of Focus
Presently, the division has two specialty clinics housed within UT Health Austin’s multispecialty clinic areas, with the aim of expanding its portfolio of services offered to the public in the future:
- A fibromyalgia specialty clinic led by Kevin Hackshaw, M.D., delivers care to individuals who suffer from fibromyalgia in addition to care for other related conditions such as hyper mobility states, Ehlers Danlos disorder, post-COVID fatigue states, chronic fatigue syndrome and other central sensitivity disorders.
- A vasculitis specialty clinic led by Curry Koening, M.D., provides state-of-the-art care and diagnostic expertise for all forms vasculitides, antiphospholipid syndromes and related vascular disorders under the purview of clinical rheumatologists.
The division’s multidisciplinary Rheumatology Clinic at UT Health Austin collaborates with CommUnityCare Health Centers, Austin VA Clinic, Dell Seton Medical Center and Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin.
The division provides a dynamic environment of academic excellence, high-quality patient care and robust research activity. Its clinicians see a diverse spectrum of clinical disorders encompassing the full range of rheumatology, including bursitis, osteoarthritis, vasculitis, inflammatory myositis, sarcoidosis, spondyloarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, hypermobility syndromes, gout and more.