Rheumatology is the study of rheumatism, arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments.

    The SIU Medicine Rheumatology Clinic is staffed by board-certified rheumatologists who are faculty members of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. In addition, internal medicine residents in rheumatology work in the clinic under the supervision of faculty. Internal medicine residents are physicians who have completed four years of medical school training and are now receiving three years of training to become internists. They provide care for patients in rheumatology during their trainings in our division. It is our mission to provide excellent clinical care, and best treatment approaches for rheumatologic diseases.

    We care for patients with a variety of rheumatic diseases, including

    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Psoriatic arthritis
    • Gout
    • Scleroderma
    • Myositis
    • Sjogren's syndrome
    • Vasculitis
    • Lupus
    • Osteoarthritis

    Patient Resources

    SIU Osteoporosis Clinic at Rheumatology
    Arthritis Foundation
    American College of Rheumatology
    Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter

    Our doctors


    Beenish Hafiz, MD

    Rheumatologist Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Lower Level Decatur, IL 62526

    Madeleine Hoffman, FNP-C

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Virtual care through telehealth
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 2300 Springfield, IL 62702

    Sriya Ranatunga, MD

    Rheumatologist Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 2300 Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.

    Our Locations


    SIU Pulmonology in Decatur

    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526 Lower Level
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

    SIU Rheumatology

    751 N. Rutledge St. Springfield, IL 62702 Suite 2300
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm