Runsheng Wang, MD, MHS

Board Certifications: 
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Dr. Wang's clinical and research interests focus on spondyloarthritis, including ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis, particularly in epidemiology, outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research of spondyloarthritis. She treats other types of inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout, as well as systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, scleroderma, mixed connective tissue disease, Sjogren’s syndrome. In addition, Dr. Wang applies musculoskeletal ultrasonography in diagnosis and management of patients with arthritis.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Gout
  • Myositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital


  • Chinese
  • Mandarin


  • Female

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51 West 51st Street
Room 360
New York, NY 10019
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Peking Union Medical College (Beijing, China)
  • Residency: Maimondes Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2013 National Institutes of Health, MD
  • Fellowship: 2015 National Institutes of Health

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Honors & Awards

Lawrence Shulman Scholar for Translational Research, NIAMS

Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientist Development Award

Spondylitis Association of America Bruckel Early Career Investigator Award in Axial Spondyloarthritis


Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Research Publications in Print or other Media

1, Wang, R., Crowson, C.S., Wright, K. & Ward, M.M. (2107). Clinical Evolution of Patients with New-onset Inflammatory Back Pain: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Arthritis & Rheumatology. In press

2, Wang, R., Dasgupta, A., & Ward, M. M. Comparative Efficacy of Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha Inhibitors in Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Systematic Review and Bayesian Network Meta-analysis. J Rheum. 2018 Jan 15. pii: jrheum.170224. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.170224.

3, Wang, R., Gabriel, S. E., & Ward, M. M. (2016). Progression of Patients with Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis to Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Arthritis & Rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.).

4, Wang, R., Dasgupta, A., & Ward, M. M. (2015). Comparative efficacy of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in ankylosing spondylitis: a Bayesian network meta-analysis of clinical trials. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.