The St Vincent’s Clinic Department of Rheumatology provides a full range of diagnostic and management services.

Our Services

These include inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis), gout, osteoarthritis, lupus and anti-phospholipid syndromes, and other connective tissue disorders, as well as pain syndromes, soft tissue rheumatism, spinal disorders and osteoporosis. In fact, over 200 forms of arthritis, musculoskeletal and systemic autoimmune diseases are treated by Rheumatologists.

Close liaison with other departments, state of the art medical imaging services, and collaboration with the St Vincent’s Campus Private Hospital, Public Hospital and Research Precinct help to provide current bestpractice level of care.

In addition to the above, Dr Laila Girgis and Dr Ross Penglase have a particular interest and research involvement in connective tissue disease associated interstitial lung disease, scleroderma and myositis overlap syndromes, and vasculitis.

Our Specialists

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Dr Laila Girgis
Dr Malcolm Handel
Dr Terry Kwong
Prof Milton Cohen
Prof Richard O. Day AM