Mayo doctor named to national foundation

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A doctor from southern Minnesota will be serving on a national board.

Recently it was announced that Dr. Eric Matteson from the Mayo Clinic will be the Vice President of the Rheumatology Research Foundation. Matteson will help bring funds in to further research as well as help develop future generations of physicians and researchers to focus on the diseases. Locally, there are many things being done to look into the health condition. “At Mayo Clinic our research concentration in Rheumatology is in the areas of Rheumatoid arthritis systemic lupus erythematosus and importantly the heart disease that occurs in higher frequency,” Dr. Matteson said.

Matteson mentioned that one in twelve women and one in twenty men will suffer from a condition under Rheumatology.

 

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