The Rheumatic Diseases Division at UT Southwestern Medical Center has been a leader in research to understand the causes of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The goal of these studies is to not only understand why these conditions occur, but to help design and test new therapies to improve the lives of our patients.
Research interests of our faculty members can be found on their UT Southwestern faculty profiles.
David R. Karp, M.D., Ph.D.
The Rheumatic Diseases Division is constantly performing patient-oriented projects to learn causes of rheumatic and autoimmune diseases. We also participate in a large number of clinical trials, testing therapies for autoimmune and related diseases. Patients and their families are encouraged to learn about and participate in clinical research projects, including trials of experimental therapies for autoimmune diseases.
For information on studies or to see if you qualify as a patient volunteer, please call Azza Mutwally, MBB, at 214-648-7219.