Rheumatology Association of Iowa RAI

Rheumatology Association of Iowa

Two Woodfield Lake
1100 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 350
Schaumburg, IL 60173

(847) 517-7225
(847) 517-7229

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Rheumatology Association of Iowa
6th Annual Meeting

February 21 - 22, 2020
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Thank you for attending the 6th Annual Meeting of the Rheumatology Association of Iowa which was held February 21 - 22, 2020 at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.

Please check back for information about the 7th Annual Meeting!

The Rheumatology Association of Iowa (RAI) is an organization offering a sense of community to those who work directly and indirectly in the field of rheumatology in Iowa and across the Midwest. RAI was founded in 2015 by founding RAI President Michael Brooks, MD, FACP, FACR and founding board members Steven Eyanson, MD, FACP, FACR and David B Staub, MD.

The organization is designed to bring together those in the field of rheumatology for conversations to improve quality of rheumatic care, increase awareness and create a professional forum for scientific and advocacy issues that surround the field of rheumatology.

Board of Directors


  • President

    Bogdan Cherascu, MD, MS
  • Vice President

    Susan M. Jacobi, MD
  • Secretary/Treasurer

    Candace Milbourn

Board of Directors

  • Director

    Michael S. Brooks, MD, FACP, FACR
  • Director

    Mark A. Burdt, DO
  • Director

    Mudappa Kalaiah, MD
  • Director

    Mark W. Niemer, MD
  • Director

    Lawrence J. Rettenmaier, MD

Headquarter Office

  • Executive Director

    Donna Rostamian, MBA
  • Associate Director

    Alyssa Kec