Dr. Yuliya Afinogenova is a third-year fellow in the combined Rheumatology and Allergy & Immunology program at Yale. She completed her MD at Harvard followed by Internal Medicine residency at Yale. Her rheumatology clinical interests lie in spondyloarthritis. She is specifically interested in strategies to help close the gap between symptom onset and diagnosis in this condition and is actively working on assessing a new referral strategy and working with primary care physicians to understand their attitudes regarding spondyloarthritis. She also has a special interest in patients with autoimmunity and immunodeficiency.