Welcome to the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care to patients with rheumatic diseases while also preparing fellows, residents, and students with the latest evidence-based knowledge and skills in disease management.

Our academic rheumatology division is committed to advancing the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatic diseases through excellence in patient care, education, and research. We prioritize compassionate, evidence-based care for our patients, foster a collaborative learning environment for trainees, and conduct innovative research to enhance clinical outcomes and quality of life for those affected by rheumatic conditions. Our mission is to lead in rheumatology education, clinical care, and research by promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and delivering outstanding patient-centered care.


Vijaya Murthy, MBBS, RhMSUS
Associate Professor, Program Director, Division Chief interim of Rheumatology
Department of Internal Medicine