Target population

Adult population.
Objective of the service

Fundación Valle del Lili’s Rheumatology Service, has more than 20 years’ experience and has showed a significant growth in recent years. Currently, the team is made up of 6 internists/rheumatologists specially focused on comprehensive care for patients, as well as research and academic development and teaching.

Rheumatologists are responsible for diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases, including osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic low back pain, tendinitis, lupus, Sjögren syndrome and fibromyalgia, as well as uncommon diseases, such as scleroderma, myositis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, among others.

What does the service offer?

The rheumatology service offers:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases included in the definition of the specialty
  • Comprehensive assistance to hospitalized patients and outpatients.
  • Basic, epidemiologic, clinic and therapeutic research.
  • Patient education through interactive talks with various rheumatologists of the service and related specialties.
  • Osteomuscular ultrasound for diagnosis and monitoring of autoimmune diseases.
  • Biopsy of the minor salivary glands for diagnosis of Sjögren’s disease and muscle biopsy to diagnose muscular diseases.

The following specialists are part of our work team:

  • Carlos Alberto Cañas Dávila
    Senior Investigator in Colciencias. 
    Coordinator of the Post-graduate Program in Rheumatology (ICESI)
  • Andrés Agualimpia Janning
  • Gabriel Tobón García
    PhD in Immunology.  
    Investigator at ICESI University.
  • Fabio Bonilla Abadía
  • Alex Echeverri García
    Musculoskeletal ultrasound.
  • Andrés Hormaza Jaramillo
    Master degree in Autoimmune Diseases. 
    Musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Fundación Valle del Lili’s Rheumatology Service has become a center of reference at a local and national level, as we provide integral management for our patients, centered in the human being; and assuring the highest quality standards in the academic, technological and research fields within a modern and intelligent infrastructure.

Rheumatologists make a comprehensive medical record, perform thorough physical examinations and, according to their assessment, define the need for complementary studies and establish a tailored treatment plan. Education in the medical field at undergraduate and graduate level is provided within the Institution.

Specialist in Rheumatology