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Ernest R. Vina, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Medicine

Ernest Vina
For Patients
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Spondyloarthropathies: ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis
  • Polymyositis, dermatomyositis
  • Vasculitis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's Syndrome

Research Interests

  • Disparities research
  • Health services research
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Rheumatology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • MD, Chicago Medical School (CMS), Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL
  • MSc, Health Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology


  • American College of Rheumatology

Honors & Awards

  • University of Chicago Clinical & Translational Science Award, 2009-2011
  • American College of Rheumatology (ACR)'s Rheumatology Scientist Development Award, 2010-2013
  • ACR/European League against Rheumatism Exchange Program Recipient, 2016, 2018
  • NIH Future Research Leaders Conference Participant, 2019

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