Helen Bateman, M.D.
Dr. Helen Bateman is Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship at U.S.F and is also appointed to the medical staff of James A. Haley VA.
Dr. Bateman is a graduate of Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London University. Her Internal Medicine and chief medical residencies were followed by Allergy Immunology fellowship at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and East Orange VA with subsequent board certifications.
Dr. Bateman also achieved initial board certification in Rheumatology after completing her clinical and research fellowships at Cornell University and Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, where she continued as Volunteer teaching faculty. Dr. Bateman was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and has extensive general Rheumatology experience in private practice. Her recent maintenance of certifications are in her rheumatology sub-specialty and clinical densitometry. Her membership of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry has included committee work on continuing education for Bone Densitometry technicians.
Publications include more than 15 articles in peer reviewed journals, as well as 7 chapters of various text books and more than 20 abstracts. Her areas of interest include Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Temporal Arteritis, Osteoporosis and Gout as well as use of innovative teaching tools in Medical Education. Dr. Bateman has presented her scholarly activity at local, national and international meetings, most recently on the use of simulators for teaching joint injection and computer models for diagnosis of rheumatic disorders. Dr. Bateman is a member of both the British Society of Rheumatology and American College of Rheumatology and has worked on the ACR education subcommittee which has included a resident rheumatology curriculum available on their website.
Ashley Gray Sterrett, M.D.
Dr. Ashley Gray Sterrett is a Clinical Assistant Professor at USF and full-time faculty at the James A. Haley VA hospital in Tampa. She received her MD from Mercer University in Macon Georgia in 2004. She came to USF, first to complete her residency in internal medicine, and then she received her training in rheumatology from USF, graduating in 2009. During her training in rheumatology, her focus was on education, principally teaching large joint injection to internal medicine residents, and MSK ultrasound. She is board certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology.
She has several publications, including a book on rheumatology cases, and has presented posters at the 2008 and 2010 ACR meetings, as well as assisted with teaching workshops at the same ACR meetings. Most recently, she presented a poster related to Osteoporosis at the International Clinical Densitometry meeting in 2013. Her ongoing research interests continue to center on educational, particularly the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for the diagnosis and management of arthritis, as well as the use of virtual tools to teach the next generation of physicians.