For Physicians

Our faculty are highly trained in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatology. Contact us to discuss how we can provide additional support for your patients.
Samina Hayat, MD

Samina Hayat, MD

Professor and Division Chief of Rheumatology; Director of the Center for Excellence in Arthritis and Rheumatology

Need to refer a patient?  

Fax last clinic note/ evaluation with all relevant labs, imaging reports and reason for referral. 

Clinic: (318) 675-7597
Fax: (318) 675-6980

Billing Questions: (318) 654-6760
Social Services: (318) 626-4063

Alberto Simoncini, MD

Alberto Simoncini, MD

Professor of Radiology, Clinical Specialist
Sarwat Umer, MD

Sarwat Umer, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine-Clinical, Center for Excellence in Arthritis and Rheumatology
Andrew Yurochko, PhD

Andrew Yurochko, PhD

Professor and Carroll Feist Endowed Chair of Viral Oncology and Department Vice-Chair of Microbiology and Immunology