The people who work here in the Division of Rheumatology are truly exceptional. In addition to being very good at what they do, they are dedicated and caring, and every one of them brings something to the job that is distinctive and special.
All of us know that when you are sick, coming to the clinic or hospital can sometimes feel intimidating or even scary and confusing, especially if you are in pain or if you are here to help a friend or family member who is sick, and you’re worried. And so, we thought that it might help for you to get to know us. Recently, I asked all of the faculty and staff in the Division to tell you about three things: Their background, their experiences, and an object that is meaningful to them and helps crystallize why they are here. The responses have been amazing, and I want to share some of them with you.
I also want to explain the title of our magazine: We decided on the name, “Leap,” for several reasons. First, because the verb itself is one of progress; it is not stagnant. Neither are rheumatological diseases, and neither is our work in treating them. “Leap,” to us, suggests hope, and faith, and joy. A leap is not a tentative baby step; it is bold and purposeful. We have so much hope here. We hope and believe that we can improve the lives of our patients. We have faith in our scientists, whose discoveries are bringing about better treatments for the challenging diseases our patients face, and in our staff, who are here because they want to be, because they want to make a positive difference in your life.
Antony Rosen, M.D.
Director, Division of Rheumatology