John D. Carter, M.D.
John D. Carter, M.D. is an Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Rheumatology. He also serves as the Director of Clinical Research. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1996. He then completed his internal medicine and rheumatology fellowship at the University of South Florida. His research interests include reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoporosis, and drug safety. His research focus is on Chlamydia-induced arthritis. He has published more than 50 original peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters. He was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in May of 2006 to study a novel treatment for Chlamydia-induced reactive arthritis. He has been awarded over $1 million in investigator-initiated grants since 2006. Currently, he is the principal investigator for 11 clinical trials. He lectures extensively and has presented his research on a local, regional, and national level.
Joanne Valeriano-Marcet, M.D.
Joanne Valeriano-Marcet, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine and Program Director of the division of rheumatology. Her medical career started at Cornell University School of Medicine where she graduated AOA. She completed a 2 year clinical fellowship followed by a one year research fellowship in the Division of Rheumatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City in 1991. Her CV includes 27 peer reviewed articles as of 7/2006. Research interests include Osteoporosis, Medical Education, Rheumatoid. She has been principal, and co-investigator for both funded and Departmental studies involving Osteoporosis, Medical Education, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Spondyloarthropathies, and Reactive Arthritis. She lectures locally , regionally, and nationally on various topics including Osteoporosis, Joint Injection Training using Simulators ,Rheumatic Disease in the Elderly, Rheumatologic Emergencies, Crystal Arthritis and Rheumatic Manifestations of Malignancy. An additional academic appointment includes Director of the 4th year medical student Skin and Bones Clerkship.
Helen Bateman, M.D.
Dr. Helen Bateman is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at U.S.F., Associate Program Director, and Board Certified Staff Rheumatologist at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Bateman graduated from Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London University in 1989. Medical Residency included her appointment as Chief Medical Resident at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and East Orange VA Medical Center.
Rheumatology clinical and research fellowship was completed at Cornell University and Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, where Dr Bateman also served as Volunteer Faculty. She held an academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and worked in private practice for several years.
Publications in peer reviewed journals as well as chapters of various text books have included topics related to the diagnosis and management of Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Her Research interests remain focused on auto-immunity in rheumatic diseases, inflammatory arthritis. Additional areas of interest include Osteoporosis, as well as medical education projects using simulators for teaching joint injection and use of computer models for joint pattern recognition.
Louis Ricca, M.D.
Dr. Louis Ricca is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Rheumatology, and part time Staff Rheumatologist at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Louis Ricca graduated from
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 MercerUniversity in Macon Georgia in 2004 and came to USF for residency in internal medicine. Dr. Sterrett also received her training in rheumatology from USF, completing her fellowship training in 2009. During her training in rheumatology, she was principally involved with the teaching of large joint injection to internal medicine residents. She is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible for rheumatology. She has two publications, including a book on rheumatology cases, and presented two research posters at the 2008 ACR meeting. During her training she was recognized for her research in education with a scholarship to a fellow research meeting in 2008. Her ongoing research interests are educational and particularly the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for the diagnosis and management of arthritis.
Harold M. Adelman, M.D.
Dr. Adelman did his Rheumatology Fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. He is Clinical Volunteer Faculty Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at USF, and currently the Director of the Residents' Internal Medicine Clinic at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital.
Jeannie integrates the many aspects of our growing division, and fellowship program. She coordinates the schedules, of all staff, and fellows. She handles many of the administrative issues of the Rheumatology fellowship program, and is a major advocate for the fellows. She continues to insure that our division keeps abreast of all of the subspecialty requirements, and the evolving board and accreditation process