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Fall 2020’s Awards, Appointments & Announcements in Rheumatology

The Rheumatologist reports on Fall 2020 appointments and announcements in rheumatology, including S. Louis Bridges, Jr., MD, PhD as the new Physician-in-Chief and Chair of the Division of Rheumatology at HSS effective September 1.

HSS “has a tremendous legacy of collaboration between orthopedics and rheumatology,” noted Dr. Bridges. He explained the Department of Medicine encompasses adult and pediatric rheumatology, perioperative medicine (rheumatologists, internists and hospitalists), endocrinology (focused largely on bone health, bone healing and metabolic bone disease) and infectious diseases.

Forward looking Dr. Bridges will focus on building clinical and translational research; strengthening mentoring for junior faculty; and sustaining efforts to improve diversity, equity and inclusiveness. “Given our country’s history of structural racism, I want to help generate leaders among under-represented minorities, and create a welcoming, supporting and fair environment for all our faculty, trainees and staff,” he cited.

Read the full article at the-rheumatologist.org.