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What is an autoimmune disease?

When your body’s immune system stops working properly and mistakenly attacks healthy body tissues, it can cause an autoimmune disease.

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Types of autoimmunity

There are over 100 autoimmune diseases. Some are common, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, while others are rare, such as Relapsing Polychondritis. No matter which autoimmune disease may affect you, we’re here to help.

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Our unique approach

By focusing on coordinated care and promoting collaboration among teams of experts, we make sure illnesses are diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Plus, our full-time research team continues to find new tools to fight autoimmune diseases.

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Autoimmunity Institute

As a world-class, first-of-its-kind facility, the AHN Autoimmunity Institute has exam rooms, an infusion suite, and a research team all in one newly designed, transformative space.

West Penn Hospital
4815 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Located in 250 Mellon Pavilion
(833) 242-8246

Four Centers of Excellence and physicians from 15 different specialties

Our team improves the lives of people through precise diagnosis, effective treatment, and research toward a cure. The AHN AI provides expert diagnosis and care for ALL autoimmune disorders.  We also offer dedicated Centers of Excellence in four diseases: Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac Disease, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  

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Our physicians are experts in over 100 autoimmune diseases. Our team can provide precise diagnosis and expert treatment in the following specializations:

Allergy and Immunology

Get diagnostic and treatment services for allergies, asthma, and any other autoimmune diseases that affect you - in one place. 

Cardiology

Certain autoimmune diseases may affect your heart. Our cardiologists will closely track your heart function and help you to improve your overall health.

Dermatology

Our dermatologists are specially trained to care for people with autoimmune related skin concerns, including rare types of rashes and lesions.

Endocrinology

Our team includes endocrinologists who specialize in complex autoimmune thyroid conditions, such as Graves disease and Hashimoto's disease.

Gastroenterology

We've transformed how people with celiac and inflammatory bowel disease receive care. Meet the team that will improve your digestive health. 

Genetics

Your genes tell the full story. We use the latest genetic tests to better inform your autoimmune disease care.

Nephrology

Our nephrologists have decades of experience caring for patients with autoimmune kidney conditions, such as glomerulonephritis.

Psychology

Our behavioral health providers can help you cope with the challenges of living with an autoimmune disease.

Psychiatry

Get mental health support from one of our psychiatrists. They understand the emotional hurdles that often come with having an autoimmune disorder. 

Pulmonology

Some autoimmune diseases attack the lungs. Our pulmonologists have special training to diagnose and treat these problems so you can breathe easier.

Rheumatology

More than two decades of lupus research have led to better blood tests to help us get you the right diagnosis, so you can start treatment faster.

Clinical pharmacology

Get relief from treatment side effects. Our clinical pharmacology program offers you the most effective treatment with the least negative impact. 

A new approach to autoimmune disease care

Our institute is the first of its kind in the world. We are rethinking how people with autoimmune disorders receive care, while raising the bar for that care. 

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Coordinated care

Medical records, medication lists, and more: we coordinate and quarterback your personal and comprehensive care plan, so you don't have to. At our Institute, specialists work closely together to address all aspects of your health that an autoimmune disease may impact.

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Convenience

At the Autoimmunity Institute, you may be able to see more than one specialist in a single visit. Our physicians also care for patients in community locations throughout western Pennsylvania for your convenience.

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Focus on research

We are also focused on new ways to diagnose, monitor, and treat autoimmune diseases. Our full-time research team studies promising new therapies and better laboratory tests to diagnose autoimmune diseases more quickly and accurately.

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Don't worry all night. Talk to an AHN nurse for free, anytime.

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