Dr. Helen Bateman is Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship at Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida as well as Chief of Rheumatology at James A. Haley VA, with which USF is closely affiliated.
Dr. Bateman’s enthusiasm for patient care and the practice of clinical medicine began as a medical student at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London University and continued through her Internal Medicine Chief Residency and Allergy / Immunology fellowship. Her subsequent clinical and research fellowship in Rheumatology at Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University, focused her interest in rheumatic diseases where she continued as volunteer faculty teaching students, residents and fellows at HSS and at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as Assistant Professor. Her training and board certification in multiple specialties, in different countries, with participation in both academics and private practice has given her a unique perspective and expertise in patient care and a passion for the education of future physicians in her ongoing Rheumatology clinical practice.
Dr. Bateman has several publications in peer reviewed journals in the area of Rheumatology Education. Workshops presented at national and local meetings have included teaching joint injection techniques using simulators and she has helped develop and demonstrate the use of an innovative computer model to assist in the diagnosis of different types of arthritis. Dr. Bateman continues her educational work with the American College of Rheumatology serving on the resident education subcommittee making contributions to an online rheumatology curriculum: “Rheum2learn."
Additional Scholarly activity includes her being co-editor of a textbook highlighting nuances of Rheumatology cases and publications related to unusual associations and presentations of Vasculitis, Lupus and Inflammatory Arthritis. Most recently Dr. Bateman was senior author on a chapter reviewing Osteoporosis; an area of interest in which she holds additional certification in Bone Densitometry. Ongoing projects are focused on increasing awareness of Osteoporosis as well as, in the education and management of rheumatic, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders such as Rheumatoid arthritis and Gout.