The Division of Rheumatology at Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital has offered an outstanding fellowship in rheumatology for more than 40 years. The program’s rich history includes groundbreaking research in the identification and characterization of anti-nuclear antibodies and the original design of cladribine as an anti-lymphocyte compound. The program’s faculty has included two presidents of the American College of Rheumatology.
Currently under the direction of Richard Keating, MD, the training program provides a fellowship experience that combines exceptional clinical training with the opportunity to pursue rigorous basic or clinical research relevant to the rheumatic diseases. Graduates of the fellowship have pursued careers in clinical care, clinical research, pharmaceutical/biotechnology research and academic medicine.
A vital component of the department of medicine at Scripps Clinic, the division of rheumatology is comprised of eight full-time faculty members. All are widely regarded clinicians and educators who care for patients from throughout the Southwest United States.
The rheumatology team cares for patients at the main Torrey Pines campus, where the fellowship is based, and at five satellite clinics throughout the San Diego area. All Clinic locations share a common ambulatory electronic health record interfaced with the hospital electronic medical record (EMR), a picture archiving and communication system (PACS), a health information exchange (HIE) and a patient portal.