Faculty

    Stamatina Danielides, MD
    Assistant Professor


    Yoshihiro Fukuoka PhD
    Associate Professor
    PhD: Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Research Fellowship: Immunology - The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

    George Moxley, MD
    Associate Professor
    Medical School: Washingston State, St. Louis, MO

      Dr. Moxley's is the current Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship Program. In addition,  heclinical rheumatology practice includes most rheumatic diseases, focusing on inflammatory rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis as well as osteoarthritis. Basic research interests  are in the areas of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, specifically their  genetics and the influences of gender on human innate immunity and rheumatic diseases.

    Seema Patel, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Medical School: American University of Antigua – College of Medicine, New York, NY
    Fellowship: VCU School of Medicine

      Seema K. Patel, joined the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology as a faculty and assistant professor. Dr. Patel joins the department from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) at the NIH in Bethesda, MD. She did her fellowship training in rheumatology here and was a clinical research fellow with the Vasculitis Translational Research Program. She is hoping to continue her clinical research interests in vasculitis here with the fellows and residents.


    Beth K. Rubinstein, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Medical School: VCU School of Medicine
    Fellowship: VCU School of Medicine

      Dr. Rubinstein joined the VCU faculty in 2007 as a clinical rheumatologist and educator.  She plays a large role in the education of the Internal Medicine Residents as well as medical students and fellows in Rheumatology.  She currently serves as the course director for the MII Musculoskeletal Disease Course.  Dr. Rubinstein has received awards excellence in teaching and clinical service.  She has an interest in systemic lupus erythematosus and related diseases and looks forward to participating in clinical research in these areas. 


    Lawrence B. Schwartz, MD, PhD
    Charles and Evelyn Thomas Professor of Medicine
    Chair of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
    Program Director of Allergy and Immunology
    (faculty expertise profile here)


    Nehal R. Shah, MD

    Medical School: Gujarat University
    Rhuematology Clinical Training: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

      Dr. Shah joined the University of Pittsburgh faculty as a clinical rheumatologist at the level of Instructor in 2011, and the VCU faculty as a rheumatology clinician-educator in 2012 at the rank of Assistant Professor. She will practice general rheumatology and has a special interest in lupus nephritis.

    Huzaefah Syed, MD
    Medical School: VCU School of Medicine
    Rhuematology Clincal Training: VCU School of Medicine

      Dr. Syed joined the VCU faculty in 2012 as rheumatology clinician-educator at the level of Assistant Professor, having a special interest in systemic lupus erythematosus and looks forward to both the teaching and practice of rheumatology.


    Brant Ward, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Allergy and Immunology Fellowship: VCU Medical Center
    Research Training: VCU Medical Center

    Christopher M. Wise, MD
    Professor
    Medical School: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC
    Research Fellowship: VCU School of Medicine
    Clinical Training: VCU School of Medicine

      Dr. Wise conducts an active practice in rheumatology, providing care to patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, both well-defined rheumatic diseases as well as those with symptoms suggestive of inflammatory arthritis or multisystem disease. Research interests include therapeutic clinical trials in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus, with emphasis on biological agents.