Loyola’s five Board certified rheumatologists treat patients with complex rheumatologic diseases. We are also committed to collaborative, interdisciplinary care with medical and surgical specialties that care for patients with arthritic or immune- mediated diseases.

The Division of Rheumatology takes great pride and has a strong commitment to the education of medical students, residents, fellows and medical professionals in the community. Teaching of medical students and housestaff occurs daily via didactic lectures, bedside rounds during inpatient consultations and/or in the ambulatory clinic. Several faculty members also teach in the Mechanisms of Human Disease and Host Defense courses during the first and second years of medical school. Faculty members actively help educate medical professionals in the community through Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs. The Faculty is routinely requested to speak at various venues such as Grand Rounds and Regional Conferences.

A competitive fellowship program is also offered and provides broad clinical training at the Loyola University Medical Center and Edwards Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. The fellowship program is further discussed under the FELLOWHIPS tab.

Description of and requirement for our 2 medical student electives can be found at:   http://www.stritch.luc.edu/depts/regrec/catalog/index.htm. Visiting medical students should also visit this site for the additional requirements that must be met in order to qualify for a Stritch School of Medicine clerkship.

Inpatient services are available seven days a week at the Loyola University Medical Center and the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Outpatient services are also available at the Loyola Outpatient Center, Loyola Primary Care Center at Oakbrook Terrace, Loyola Primary Care Center at Darien and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

John A Robinson, MD

Photo: Dr. John Robinson

Professor of Medicine and Microbology
Interim Division Director, Rheumatology


Contact us

To schedule an appointment, please contact Loyola Central Scheduling at (888) 584-7888.

Administration Office:
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South First Avenue
Division of Rheumatology
Building 54 - Room 121
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: (708) 216-2012
Fax: (708) 216-1085 

Rheumatology Faculty

Elaine M. Adams
Elaine M. Adams
Gout, Inflammatory Joint Disease, Spondyloarthropathy, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ...
Laura Gregg
Ruth Kadanoff
Ruth Kadanoff
M.D.,Ph.D., FACR
Inflammatory Joint Disease, Lupus, Autoimmune Diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Arthritis, Os...
Lee Lichtenberg
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rochella Ostrowski
Rochella Ostrowski
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Gout, Vasculitis, Inflammatory...
John A. Robinson
John A. Robinson
Arthritis, Autoimmune Diseases, Inflammatory Joint Disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, General...
Rodney Tehrani
Rodney Tehrani
Autoimmune Diseases, Inflammatory Joint Disease, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Giant Cell...


The division offers longitudinal care and referral consultations for complex rheumatic illnesses, including:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Inflammatory muscle diseases
  • Scleroderma
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • All forms of vasculitis
  • Other related connective tissue diseases

State-of-the art diagnostic services are offered including:

  • Advanced immunoserology
  • Arthroscopy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Computed Tomography
  • Dual photon absorptiometry
  • Ultrasonography joint survey

Through a multi-disciplinary approach, the division is able to provide patients with access to:

  • Hand surgery
  • Infusion therapy
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic apheresis

Inpatient services are available seven days a week at the Loyola University Medical Center and the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Outpatient services are also available at the Loyola Primary Care Center at Burr Ridge, Loyola Outpatient Center,Loyola Primary Care Center at Oakbrook Terrace, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

Rheumatology Research

Members of the division are active researchers and have published their findings  in peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters. The outcomes of their studies have appeared in various medical publications, including the Journal of Rheumatology, Therapeutic Apheresis, Seminars of Hematology and Oncology, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation and Academic Medicine. Research interests include but are not limited to:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthropathies
  • Management of pulmonary hypertension
  • Study of novel agents to treat rheumatoid arthritis and gout
  • Use of apheresis to reduce acute graft rejection in organ transplant patients
  • Management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and retroperitoneal fibrosis

There are several ongoing clinical trials currently being conducted by rheumatology faculty. Summaries of eligibility and enrollment requirements can be found at:
1. Rheumatoid arthritis - oral drug
2. Rheumatoid arthritis - DMARD

A complete catalog of all ongoing clinical trials in the Loyola University Health System can be found at: http://www.luhs.org/templates/luhs/clinical_trials/index.cfm

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