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Rheumatology Patient Care


The University of Colorado Division of Rheumatology provides superb, state-of-the-art clinical care for patients with a variety of systemic autoimmune diseases and inflammatory forms of arthritis.  

The Division is led by Dr. V. Michael Holers and the Clinic Director is Dr. Duane Pearson​.  The faculty consists of specialists that integrate a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of a broad spectrum of systemic autoimmune diseases and inflammatory arthritic conditions. 
 
The Rheumatology Division is also at the forefront of cutting-edge research and offers patients numerous opportunities to participate in clinical treatment trials and other research studies.  (LINK to clinical trials and research landing pages.)
 
DISEASES WE TREAT
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (polymyositis, dermatomyositis)
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Systemic vasculitis
  • Behçet’s disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Other systemic autoimmune diseases
  • Other inflammatory forms of arthritis
  • Inflammatory eye disease (multidispensary clinics at the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute)
  • Autoimmune lung disease (interstitial lung disease) (UCHealth’s Center for Lungs and Breathing)
 
In addition, the Rheumatology Division offers interdisciplinary clinical programs for the care of patients with these disorders:
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)
  • Inflammatory eye disease
  • Autoimmune lung disease / interstitial lung disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

The University of Colorado Rheumatology Division is recognized as a “Scleroderma Center of Excellence” by the National Scleroderma Foundation