The UPMC Rheumatoid Arthritis Center is devoted to the management of rheumatoid arthritis and related disorders. The physicians at the Center use a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and manage patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
The Center also participates in clinical and research trials to offer patients cutting edge therapies. The Director of the UPMC Rheumatoid Arthritis Center is Dr. Larry Moreland. The Rheumatoid Arthritis Comparative Effectiveness Research (RACER) registry provides a framework for the Center for longitudinal follow-up of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and for identification of patients eligible for clinical and research trials at UPMC.
All of the UPMC rheumatologists actively participate in clinical trials offered for our patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Numerous other physician scientists (at The University of Pittsburgh and other academic institutions) collaborate on active research projects in the Center.