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Usually people think 'Rheumatic diseases' or 'Rheumatology'as a rheumatoid arthritis. However, in addition to rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatology cares other various diseases that come from immune system disorders. It performs treatments for joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis), ankylosing spondylitis, gout, and psoriatic. Additionally it cares some connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, myositis, becheteu disease, vasculitis, Sjogren's syndrome, andantiphospholipid syndrome. Also osteoporosis, fibromyalgia syndrome, and inflammation of ligaments are also classified as rheumatic diseases.
Gangnam Severance Hospital Rheumatology cares reumatic musculoskeletal disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis, youth rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, syndesmitis, and postpartum joint pain. Some connective tissue diseases by immune system disorders are cared in this center, for example,systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, systemic sclerosis, vasculitis, Becheteu disease, and Raynaud's syndrome.
Our clinical experiences - Gangnam Severance HospitalRheumatology performs in-depth fundamental studies and the latest clinical researches to identify the causes of rheumatic diseases and to develop medical treatments. Especially, it researches about immune system of inflammatory diseases. Moreover, it tries to understand causes of deterioration and develop new treatments.
For more a decade, Yonsei University Medical Center faculty members in diverse division have been engaged in research and care in rheumatology field. With the long-standing historical successes in this filed, Yonsei University Medical Center mandate to create a specialized research and healthcare program in rheumatology. In 1995, Sinchon Severance Hospital created Division of Rheumatology and professor Soo-Kon Lee, MD, PhD, was appointed as the Founding Chairman. And in 2006, professor Min-Chan Park, MD, PhD, was appointed as the Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Gangnam Severance Hospital. From then on, our division has been providing a further sophisticated medical service to the patients with various rheumatic diseases and has performed numerous academic researches in rheumatology and immunology field. And we have tried to bring in and develop up-to-date technology, and devoted ourselves to researches to make an offer of the best treatment suitable for each patient exactly.
|Principal investigator||Min-Chan Park, MD, PhD.|
|Sub-investigator||Soo-Jin Chung, MD, MS|
|Laboratory co-investigator||Tae-Yeon Kim, MS.|
|Clinical Trial Coordinator||Jung-Yung Lee, Pharmacist, MS.|
|Rheumatoid arthritis||Systemic lupus erythematosus|
|Ankylosing spondylitis||Systemic sclerosis|
|Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis||Behcet’s disease|
|Infectious arthritis||Raynaud sundrome|
Our division provides state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for diseases that affect the connective tissue and musculoskeletal systems of the body. Board-certified rheumatologists in our division treat more than 100 types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout. Furthermore, we provide a sophisticated service for various connective tissue diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory myopathies, systemic sclerosis, Sjogren syndrome and vasculitides. Additionally, we offer consultative and continuing care for patients with regional musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoporosis, tendinitis, bursitis, myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome.