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Section of Rheumatology
LSU Health Sciences Center


Ann Marie Onesti, MS
Fellowship Program Coordinator
1542 Tulane Ave., Box T4M-2
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-4498
Fax:  (504) 568-2127 


Krystan Hosking
Asst. Business Manager
1542 Tulane Ave., Box T4M-2
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-4624
Fax:     (504) 568-2127

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Welcome to the Section of Rheumatology


Our outstanding faculty, staff and fellows provide exceptional clinical care and offer tremendous access to patient groups in every disease state in Rheumatology. Our spectrum of services range from ICU consults with Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage or Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis to outpatient consults for shoulder pain. We provide care for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus, Spondyloarthropathies, Sarcoid, Vasculitis, and other subsets of Rheumatic Diseases. Faculty have the ability to develop large cohorts of patients in these disease states for research purposes. Our program includes four clinical practice sites. Location sites in New Orleans include University Medical Center (UMC), Veterans Medical Center (VA), Children’s Hospital New Orleans (CHNO), and Our Lady of the Lake  (OLOL) - LSU in Baton Rouge. 

We collaborate regularly with other specialties regarding overlapping conditions to address the total and complete care of our diverse patient population.

Our ancillary staff and administration are fully supportive. With their support, we have recently added a Musculoskeletal Ultrasound component to our program. 

We provide an outstanding ACGME accredited two year fellowship program that trains two fellows per year. Internal Medicine residents and medical student teaching and supervision are additional components of our educational mission. 

Thank you for visiting our site.  I welcome you to contact me or our Coordinator with any questions or comments. 


Stephen Lindsey, MD, MACR

Interim, Chair Section of Rheumatology

Program Director, Section of Rheumatology