Rheumatology Associates, P.C. is moving

We will see patients in our new
location beginning September 13, 2022

Your scheduled appointment will not change

12 Office Park Circle
Mountain Brook, AL 35223


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Henry B. Townsend, M.D.

Henry B. Townsend, M.D.


The University of Alabama, School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

The University of Alabama
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Summa Cum Laude


University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Department of Internal Medicine


University of Alabama School of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Department of Dermatology


Board Certified, Rheumatology
Board Certified, Internal Medicine


Liu SW, Velez NF, Lam C, Granter SR, Townsend HB, Vleugels RA. “Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Induced Dermatomyositis in a Patient with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis”. JAMA Dermatol. October 2013

Osemwota O, Townsend HB. “Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Skin”. Arthritis Self-Management; May/June 2013.

Eastham AB, Velez NF, Cheseboro AL, Townsend HB, Vleugels RA. “Diffuse Dystrophic Calcinosis Cutis of the Scalp in a Patient with Scalp Discoid Lupus Erythematosus and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus”. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 Feb;149(2);246-8

Townsend HB, Vleugels RA. “Cutaneous Lupus”chapter in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Clinical Evaluation and Treatment. 2012.

Townsend HB, Saag KG. “Glucocorticoid Use in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Benefits, Mechanisms, and Risks,” Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology 2004; vol 22, suppl. 35:77-82

Townsend HB, Moreland L. “Cytokine Blockade”. Rheumatology Facts 2003-04; 81-88


Dr. Townsend joined the practice in 2013.  He has a special interest in the treatment and clinical research of cutaneous rheumatic diseases including Psoriatic arthritis, Dermatomyositis, cutaneous Lupus, and cutaneous Sarcoidosis.