About the Rheumatology Fellowship Program

Welcome to the Rheumatology Fellowship Program!  Our program has a cadre of bright, energetic, mostly young rheumatology faculty colleagues who place great emphasis on clinical teaching. The fellows educated here are well on their way to becoming excellent clinical rheumatologists, and many have become clinician educators in Virginia and across the nation.

Vision Statement

Our rheumatology fellows aim to become proficient clinician practitioners and clinician educators with teaching skills and background to practice and teach evidence-based health care.

Mission Statement

  • To provide highest quality, compassionate medical care to a diverse patient population
  • To foster intellectual growth and habits of lifelong learning
  • To contribute to medical education and scholarship

Core Values

  • Teamwork and Collegiality
  • Optimal Evidence-Based Clinical Care
  • Intellectual Drive and Scholarship
  • Industry

Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome from the Program Director

Our Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond represents a clinically strong rheumatology fellowship with excellent faculty support for teaching and clinical care. The Division grew out of the first arthritis clinic in Virginia nearly eighty years ago. Over the past few years there has been a changing of the guard; several senior rheumatologists have retired, and seven new energetic young faculty members have joined. The advantageous result is a relatively large, mostly young, ethnically diverse, mostly female fulltime faculty. Yet our primary emphasis, the education of rheumatology fellows, remains at the Division’s core. We will select one rheumatology fellow applicant to enter in July 2020.

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Curriculum

Conferences

Practice-based quality improvement project. Our Division’s current project is designed to monitor steroid use in lupus in our outpatient teaching clinic, with a goal of reducing steroid use overall by a combination of regular reminders and ensuring regular follow up of all patients taking more than five mg of prednisone daily.

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George F. Moxley, MD

George F. Moxley, MD

Program Director

George F. Moxley, MD

George F. Moxley, MD

Program Director

Internal Medicine

Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology

Email: george.moxley@vcuhealth.org

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Lawrence B. Schwartz, MD, PhD

Lawrence B. Schwartz, MD, PhD

Division Chair

Lawrence B. Schwartz, MD, PhD

Lawrence B. Schwartz, MD, PhD

Division Chair

Internal Medicine

Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology

Email: lawrence.schwartz@vcuhealth.org

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VCU Faculty

Non-Core Faculty

VAMC Faculty

  • Abhi Nandan, MD
  • Tangada Prema Sudha Rao, MD
  • Lane B. Scheiber, MD

Class of 2020

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Nishant Desai, MBBS
Medical School: Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College
Residency: Detroit Medical Center – Wayne State University

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Rabia Gill, MBBS
Medical School: Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College – Belgaum
Residency: Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Health

Alumni

How To Apply

The Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program at VCU is a participant in the NRMP match. All applications will be accepted through ERAS and follow ERAS deadlines.

Interview Dates - 2019

  • September 6, 13, 20, 27
  • October 4, 11, 18, 25

Program Director

George Moxley, MD
Email: george.moxley@vcuhealth.org

Fellowship Coordinator

Cesley Watkins
Box 980509
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0509
Phone: (804) 628-4497
Fax: (804) 828-4926
Email: imfellowships@vcuhealth.org