Norman B. Gaylis, MD, FACP, MACR Rheumatologist with Arthritis & Rheumatic Disease Specialties

Get to know Rheumatologist Dr. Norman B. Gaylis, who serves patients in Aventura, Florida.

Dr. Gaylis is recognized as one of the country’s leaders in the field of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and has been a practicing Rheumatologist in the greater Miami area for more than 35 years.

Dr. Gaylis was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and completed his training as a rheumatologist at the University of Miami, where he served on the clinical faculty for many years.

Rheumatology is a branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Rheumatologists, like Dr.Gaylis, treat arthritis, autoimmune diseases, pain disorders affecting joints, and osteoporosis. There are more than 200 types of these diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis, and tendinitis.

Dr. Gaylis is currently the President of Arthritis & Rheumatic Disease Specialties in Aventura, Florida – a unique practice that offers diagnosis and treatment of arthritis, osteoporosis, and autoimmune diseases. He and his practice have been serving the surrounding community since 1982 and have built a reputation both nationally and internationally.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Gaylis is a speaker and consultant for numerous pharmaceutical companies, as well as the owner and chief operating officer of AARDS Research, Inc., a clinical research organization specializing in clinical research trials for autoimmune diseases. He is also the Medical Director of the Infusion and Immunotherapy Center of South Florida (IIC.)

Dr. Gaylis is one of the founders and a past President of the International Society for Musculoskeletal Imaging in Rheumatology (ISEMIR). He is also past President of the Florida Society of Rheumatology, as well as past Medical Director for the Rheumatology division at Cardinal Health.

Dr. Gaylis is the author of multiple peer-reviewed articles, in particular on the subjects of rheumatoid arthritis, magnetic resonance imaging in rheumatology and other rheumatic disorders and has presented numerous scientific papers at medical meetings in the United States and internationally. He has also been a Principal Investigator in over 200 clinical trials for new pharmaceutical products for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, systemic lupus, lupus nephritis, gout, and Sjogren’s syndrome.

Dr. Gaylis is an active member of the American College of Rheumatology and the recipient of many awards and honors, as well as serving on a number of committees for the organization.

At present, Dr. Gaylis is an active member of the Rheumatology Research Foundation. As part of his commitment to clinical research, he has recently established an endowment (Norman B Gaylis, MD Research Award for Rheumatologists in Community Practice) for the Rheumatology Research Foundation to be awarded annually for the exclusive support of research by rheumatologists in clinical practice. He strongly believes in the benefits of clinical research breaking the ground for new treatments and the viability of rheumatologists in the future of healthcare.

Dr. Gaylis has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, on multiple television news shows, and for many years was the host of HEALTH TALK, a medical talk show on the radio in South Florida.

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