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About Robert A. Yood

Robert A. Yood, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. is currently director of the Division of Rheumatology at Saint Vincent Hospital, Director of Fallon Clinic’s Division of Rheumatology, and Medical Director of the Fallon Clinic Research Department. He is also Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Yood’s research activities have focused on the use of administrative databases and health plan populations to evaluate the incidence and treatment of rheumatic diseases. A particular interest has been the evaluation of adherence with therapy and the consequences of poor adherence on outcomes for patients with osteoporosis and gout.


Present Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Reliant Medical Group
Present Clinical Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Medicine
Present Director, Division of Rheumatic Diseases & Musculoskeletal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, Reliant Medical Group
Present Faculty Member, Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Present Medical Director, Department of Research, Reliant Medical Group

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Paulding Phelps Award, American College of Rheumatology (2003)
  • Reliant Medical Group Researcher of the Year Award (1993)
  • Reliant Medical Group Teacher of the Year Award (1989)

Contact Information

Reliant Medical Group, Inc. (formerly Fallon Clinic Inc)
425 North Lake Avenue
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508-595-2855


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