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James M. Ross, MD, MS

Chief, Division of Rheumatology


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Conditions Dr. Ross Treats

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Gout
  • Knee Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myopathies
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia (Bone Loss)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Systemic Sclerosis/Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis/Wegener's

Services Dr. Ross Offers

  • Arthrocentesis (Joint Aspiration)
  • Rheumatology

About Dr. Ross

Why I entered medicine

I was a biochemist after I graduated from college. That led me to the study of immunology, which inspired me to become a rheumatologist, where I care for people who have disorders of the immune system. Rheumatology combined two of my interests, immunology and the care of people who have chronic diseases.


Cook College, Rutgers University, BS- Bachelor of Science, 1977

Medical Training
UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School / RU, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1984

Post Graduate
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, MS - Medical Education, 2012


Internship 1985
Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY

Residency 1986
Internal Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY

Residency 1987
Internal Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY

Fellowship 1988
Rheumatology, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship 1989
Rheumatology, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


American Board of Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

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