Welcome to Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology The University of Rochester Medical Center's Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology has a long history, dating back to the late 1950s, of providing excellence in patient care, medical research, and education. Our current physicians, scientists, and staff are committed to carrying on this tradition. To these ends, we strive to provide timely, individualized, state-of-the-art medical care to patients with musculoskeletal, autoimmune, and allergic diseases. Through our research, we seek to expand our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie these disorders, with the goal of developing more effective and less toxic treatments. Lastly, by educating health care providers and acting as advocates for our patients, we seek to improve their treatment outcomes and the quality of their lives.