Department and Faculty
The Division of Rheumatology at Mayo Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. It is a busy clinical practice with staff rheumatologists and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) seeing approximately 14,000 patients per year.
Rheumatic diseases seen include a vast number of arthritides such as crystalline, spondyloarthropathies, rheumatoid arthritis, and others; connective tissue diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma and mixed connective tissue diseases; vasculitides, such as giant cell arteritis, Takayasu's arteritis, and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitis; and polymyositis and dermatomyositis.
Rare rheumatic diseases are seen on a regular basis as well, such as relapsing polychondritis, retroperitoneal fibrosis, and the autoinflammatory diseases.
The division is organized around subspecialty clinics such as the Connective Tissue Disease Clinic, the Inflammatory Arthritis Clinic, the Inflammatory Myositis Clinic, and the Vasculitis Clinic. Clinical expertise is integrated with the newest forms of diagnostic and therapeutic methods. Approximately 18 rheumatologists constitute the staff physicians.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You have direct access to the rheumatology faculty at Mayo Clinic throughout your training in the Rheumatology Fellowship.
John Davis III, M.D.
Shreyasee Amin, M.D., M.P.H,
Advisers and mentors
You are assigned a faculty career adviser and a research advisor who provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Trainees meet with their advisers periodically throughout the program to review their progress and career goals, and ensure that their educational needs are being met. Your adviser also serves as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.
From the directors
Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Rheumatology Fellowship! We are delighted that you are interested in joining our program.
It is an exciting time to enter the field of rheumatology. With all the cutting-edge research developments, musculoskeletal ultrasound technology and biologic therapies available, it is crucial to develop strong and dedicated leaders within our specialty.
We offer a superb training experience for those who have a passion toward improving the lives of patients and advancing the field of rheumatology. Our unique training program provides you with vast opportunities to hone the clinical skills needed to successfully manage complex rheumatic diseases in the hospital and outpatient settings.
In addition, we provide the tools, resources, and mentorship needed to develop successful researchers in the various subspecialty fields of rheumatology.
Mayo Clinic's program infrastructure and our faculty's dedication to mentorship and teaching allow us to offer you tailored experiences to meet your evolving career development needs.
We encourage you to explore our website and contact us if you have any questions about our fellowship.
Floranne Ernste, M.D., M.Ed.
Rheumatology Fellowship Director
Thomas Mason, M.D.
Rheumatology Fellowship Associate Director