Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology Center

The Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology (RAI) Center is a unique, dedicated facility at St. Luke’s Medical Center which aims to be the foremost center in the Asia Pacific region to address the diagnosis, treatment and management of a wide range of rheumatologic and immunologic conditions.

These conditions can range from simple forms of allergies to complicated conditions like systemic autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Since its inception, the Center has served and helped patients around the world including the US territories in the Pacific. The Center is ably staffed by local and international board-certified rheumatologists, allergologists and immunologists with individual expertise on specific diseases under this extensive field. Immune system disorders involve the intricate interplay between the innate and adaptive immunity that could be brought about by an acute allergic hypersensitivity reaction usually presenting in childhood but could persist during the adult years. Test modalities that identify particular environmental and food allergens are utilized in this Center. Defects in the immune system due to long standing immune dysregulation and autoantibody production like systemic lupus erythematosus are seen and managed by clinicians who also have concurrent faculty and scientific appointments in various international and local peer organizations tackling such rheumatic diseases.