Expert Care for Rheumatic Diseases

Rheumatology Associates is part of the Mass General Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology. U.S. News & World Report ranks our clinicians among the best in the nation for their expertise in evaluating and managing conditions such as:

We can also refer patients to clinicians from related specialties throughout Mass General, which is important because rheumatologic conditions typically affect multiple organs.

Our Doctors

Members of our team include:

  • Mark Matza, MD, Co-Clinical Director (giant cell arteritis, musculoskeletal ultrasound, general rheumatology)
  • Sara Schoenfeld, MD, Co-Clinical Director (scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyositis)
  • Sheila Arvikar, MD (rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme disease)
  • Donald Bloch, MD (Sjogren’s syndrome, autoimmune diseases)
  • Marcy Bolster, MD, Training Program Director (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, scleroderma, Raynaud’s phenomenon)
  • Flavia Castelino, MD (scleroderma, connective tissue associated interstitial lung disease, Raynaud’s phenomenon)
  • Hyon Choi, MD, Director Clinical Epidemiology and Health Outcomes (gout)
  • Deborah Collier, MD (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis)
  • Robert Friday, MD, PhD (lupus, psoriatic arthritis, scleroderma)
  • April Jorge, MD (lupus)
  • Minna Kohler, MD, Director Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Program (musculoskeletal ultrasound)
  • Eli Miloslavsky, MD (vasculitis, giant cell arteritis)
  • Mazen Nasrallah, MD (inflammatory arthritis, vasculitis, general rheumatology)
  • Naomi Patel (nee Serling-Boyd), MD (Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout and pseudogout, lupus, vasculitis)
  • Cory Perugino, DO (IgG4-related systemic disease, vasculitis, sarcoid)
  • Allen Steere, MD, Director, Translational Research (Lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • John Stone, MD, MPH, Director of RAI Clinical Trials (IgG4-related systemic disease, giant cell arteritis, vasculitis)
  • Sebastian Unizony, MD (giant cell arteritis, vasculitis, Behcet’s syndrome)
  • Zachary Wallace, MD (IgG4-related systemic disease, vasculitis)
  • Janeth Yinh, MD (musculoskeletal ultrasound, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Brandon Law, MD (Sjögren's syndrome)
  • Chio Yokose, MD (gout/pseudogout, RA, PsA, OA, PMR/GCA)

Access to World-Class Services

Our unit is headquartered in the Yawkey Building on the main Mass General campus. Patients enjoy easy access to an infusion unit, X-ray facilities, laboratory facilities and physical and occupational therapy. On arthritis cases, we often consult with the hospital's renowned hand surgeons, who also occupy our floor.

Many of our services are available at Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center (Waltham) and at Mass General health centers in Charlestown and Chelsea.

Leadership in Research & Education

The Rheumatology Unit was established in the 1930s by Walter Bauer, MD, one of the country's first rheumatologists. Dr. John Stone has served as clinical director of rheumatology since 2008, while Dr. Andrew Luster has been division chief since 2000.

Today, an impressive range of research studies takes place within our division and our unit. Scientists in the Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases conduct basic research in the mechanisms of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. Through the Rheumatology Clinical Research Unit, patients can participate in clinical trials of novel therapies for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, IgG4-related systemic disease and osteoarthritis.

As part of an elite teaching hospital, the Rheumatology Unit is committed to preparing the next generation of leading academic physicians, scientists and clinician-educators. Our fellowship program, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, entails intensive study of the clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic, pathogenic and research aspects of rheumatologic diseases.