About our Division

The University of Calgary Division of Rheumatology is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with rheumatic diseases through education, research and patient care. As part of the Department of Medicine, we’re recognized as a world-class leader in our field, delivering rheumatology programs and services within a premier academic environment and across numerous clinical settings.

Over the years, we’ve made significant efforts to solidify our position as a national leader in education and research. Our ground-breaking research activities span a wide range of disciplines, including basic research into auto-immune conditions such as scleroderma, gout, lupus and other inflammatory diseases, to translational research and clinical trials. In addition, many of our faculty members are involved in teaching and education, supporting Undergraduate, Residency and Continuing Medical Education programs within the Cumming School of Medicine.

Bolstering our strong research and education acumen is a commitment to providing high-quality patient care. Our department includes 17 Academic Medicine and Health Services Program (AMHSP) and 12 fee-for-service (FFS) members, who together take an integrated, patient-centred approach to the programs we provide. The collaborative approach of our care model blends the skills, training and expertise of rheumatologists, nursing staff and allied health professionals from across Southern Alberta. Our division also works closely with the Department of Pediatrics Rheumatology section.

Our Mission

Controlling the impact of rheumatic disease with the right treatments for the right patients at the right time.

Our Vision

Creating the future of Rheumatology care in the Calgary Zone.

Our values

Excellence in clinical care, education, research, innovation and fostering a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.


Dr. Paul MacMullan, M.D.

As a national leader in the field of rheumatology, our mission is and has always been to provide excellence in clinical care, education, research and innovation throughout our division—with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of patients not just here in Calgary, but across Canada.

Dr. Paul MacMullan, M.D.

Division Chief