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.
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.
Our unique approach
By focusing on coordinated care and promoting collaboration between 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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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. We also offer dedicated Centers of Excellence in four diseases - lupus, rheumatoid arthritits, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Our physicians are experts in over 100 autoimmune diseases. Our team can provide precise diagnosis and expert treatment in the following specializations:
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.
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.
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.
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.