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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Thank You for Attending the 5th Annual Meeting!

Rheumatology Association of Iowa 6th Annual Meeting
February 21 - 22, 2020
The Hotel At Kirkwood Center
Cedar Rapids, IA
Downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Thank you for attending the RAI 5th Annual Meeting which was held March 1 – 2, 2019, at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids.

Please check back for information about the RAI 6th 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