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Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology

Julia Yegudin-Ash, M.D.Julia Ash, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, NYMC
Chief of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology, WMCHealth

The Division of Rheumatology cares for patients with a wide range of immunologically mediated and inflammatory diseases. The division consists of two clinical rheumatologists and an immunologist. The rheumatologists care for patients with an array of disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis, scleroderma, and a full range of other less common or more difficult-to-diagnose musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders. The physicians are involved in direct patient care, training of residents and medical students, and research. Dr. Julia Y. Ash is the Program Director of the two-year rheumatology fellowship program. Dr. Ash and her colleague Dr. Amy Wasserman make training fellows the main focus of the division.  Dr. Kirk Sperber adds to the training by providing a deep understanding of disease pathogenesis from an immunologist’s perspective.

The division offers an opportunity to design and conduct clinical research projects. Rheumatology fellows and medical residents and students interested in the field have an opportunity to present their research projects at national and regional meetings, including the annual American College of Rheumatology meeting.


Kirk Sperber, M.D.
Amy Wasserman, M.D.
James Miceli, M.D.


Austin Charnis
Fellowship Coordinator 
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