Rheumatology - John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
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John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan

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The mission of the John D. Dingell VAMC Rheumatology service is to provide non-surgical care for Veterans who have autoimmune and musculoskeletal disorders, with the goal of improving quality of life, increasing physical function, maintaining independent living and decreasing pain.

Rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, vasculitis and lupus are just a few of the autoimmune conditions treated by our service using biologic agents and conventional rheumatologic medicines. We work with primary care providers to improve function and decrease pain for Veterans who suffer from osteoarthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout and fibromyalgia, managing their care along with providers in the pain clinic, occupational/physical therapy departments and orthopedics. Procedures such as joint aspiration and injection of joint structures are performed by the service.

Consult requests from Detroit VAMC and Saginaw VAMC providers as well as electronic consults from VISN 11 providers are addressed by the medical center rheumatology section. Outpatient clinics are in session Monday through Thursday of most weeks. Inpatient consults are available when bedside care is needed.

The Rheumatology section is staffed by a board certified rheumatologist who is an associate professor, affiliate faculty of the Internal Medicine Department of Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSUSOM). The Detroit VA Medical Center is a major training site for the WSUSOM Rheumatology fellowship program.

Location of Service in Medical Center:

Outpatient clinical location: Firm E, first floor
Inpatient consult service is provided at bedside on inpatient floors.

Contact information:

Section chief: Angelia Mosley-Williams, M.D., M.S.
General contact information: Firm E front desk phone – (313) 576-1000, ext. 63634/63733.

Hours of Operation:

Outpatient Rheumatology: Monday, Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Contact Info


  • Outpatient clinical location: Firm E, first floor
    Inpatient consult service is provided on inpatient floors.

Contact Number(s)

  • 313-576-1000 Ext. 63634
  • 313-576-1000 Ext. 63733

Hours of Operation

  • Monday, Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.