Georgetown University Hospital Fellowship Program in Rheumatology


Virginia Steen

Virginia D. Steen, MD

Chief, Division of Rheumatology

Medical Degree: University of Pittsburgh, 1975
Internship: University of Pennsylvania, 1976
Residency: University of Pennsylvania, 1978
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh, 1980
Certification: Internal Medicine, 1978; Rheumatology, 1980
Special Interests: Treatment of Scleroderma, diagnosis, and management of undifferentiated CTD, Myositis and Interstitial lung diseases in connective tissue diseases
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James N. Baraniuk, MD


Medical Degree: University of Manitoba, Canada, 1981
Internship: St. Thomas Hospital, 1982
Residency: Duke University Medical Center, 1985
Fellowships: Duke University Medical Center, 1987; National Institutes of Health, 1989; National Heart and Lung Institute, London, UK, 1991
Certification: Internal Medicine, 1985; Allergy and Immunology, 1987
Special Interests: Neuroimmune regulation of Mucosal function in Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, and Chronic fatigue syndrome
Daniel Bunker

Daniel Bunker, MD

Assistant Professor
Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program

Medical Degree: Georgetown University, 2010
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2013
Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2016
Certification: Internal Medicine, 2013; Rheumatology, 2016
Special Interests: Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Myositis
Megan Lockwood

Megan Lockwood, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Lupus Program Director

Medical Degree: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2015
Internship: University of California, San Francisco, 2016
Residency: University of California, San Francisco, 2018
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, 2021
Certification: Internal Medicine, 2018; Rheumatology, 2021
Special Interests: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, pregnancy in Rheumatic disease, Osteoporosis, and medical education
Stephen Mitchell

Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD

Director, Childhood Arthritis Clinic
Dean for Education, School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of North Carolina, 1976
Internship: North Carolina Memorial Hospital, 1978
Residency: North Carolina Memorial Hospital, 1981
Fellowship: Georgetown University Medical Center, 1986
Certification: Internal Medicine, 1981; Pediatrics, 1983; Rheumatology, 1986; Pediatric Rheumatology, 1992 and 1999
Special Interests: Educational interventions in house staff training and Pediatric Rheumatic diseases
Carol Deane Benedict

Carol Deane Benedict Mitnick, MD

Assistant Professor
Wound Healing Medical Specialist

Medical Degree: The George Washington University School of Medicine, 2009
Internship: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Residency: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 2012
Fellowship: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 2014
Certification: Internal Medicine, 2014; Rheumatology, 2015
Special interests: Delayed wound healing associated with auto-immune diseases, Gout, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, and Lupus
Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith, MD


Medical Degree: University of Florida, 2015
Internship/Residency: UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2018
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University, 2022
Certification: Internal Medicine, 2018; Rheumatology, 2022
Special Interests: Systemic Lupus Erythematosis, Gout, and Health disparities
Caroline Trevisan

Caroline Trevisan, MD


Medical Degree: Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2017
Internship/Residency: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 2020
Fellowship: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 2022
Certification: Internal Medicine, 2020; Rheumatology, 2022
Special Interests: Musculoskeletal ultrasound, Myositis, Psoriatic arthritis, Gout, Lupus, and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Sean Whelton

Sean A. Whelton, MD, FACR, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical Degree: Tulane University, 1997
Internship: Georgetown University, 1998
Residency: Georgetown University, 2000
Fellowship: Georgetown University, 2002
Certification: Internal Medicine, 2001; Rheumatology, 2002
Special Interests: Medical Education, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Myopathy, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center Faculty

Gail Kerr

Gail Kerr, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief Division of Rheumatology Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Medical Degree: University of the West Indies, 1981
Internship/Residency: University of West Indies, 1987
Fellowship: National Institutes of Medicine/Georgetown University, 1990
Certification: Internal Medicine, 1988; Rheumatology, 1990
Special Interests: Vasculitis, Cryoglobulinemia, VA National database research, and Sero–negative Spondyloarthropathy.
Joyce Joseph

Joyce Joseph, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medical Degree: Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine Science, 2010
Internship: Loyola University Medical Center, 2011
Residency: Loyola University Medical Center, 2013
Fellowship: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2015
Certification: Internal Medicine, 2014; Rheumatology, 2015
Special Interests: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Mercedes Quinones

Mercedes Quinones, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medical Degree: Albany Medical College, 2005
Internship/Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, 2009
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, 2011
Certification: Internal Medicine, 2009; Pediatrics, 2009; Rheumatology 2012
Special Interests: Clinical research, and identifying and addressing ethnic disparities in Rheumatic diseases, with a focus on the Latino population.