Runsheng Wang, MD, MHS

Expertise in: 
Spondylitis & Psoriatic Arthritis
Board Certifications: 
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Accepting New Patients
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Spondylitis & Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Gout

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Runsheng Wang, MD, MHS—ColumbiaDoctors Rheumatologist

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.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • Mandarin
  • Chinese


  • Female

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:


CUMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted


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


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care




  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

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

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

Lawrence Shulman Scholar for Translational Research, NIAMS

Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientist Development Award




Jul 1 2016 - Jun 30 2018

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.