Faculty: Division of Rheumatology

To learn more about our faculty, follow the links below to access their Georgetown University faculty profiles. If a particular faculty member doesn’t have a link, their profile is currently under development and will be available shortly.

Thomas R. Cupps, MD

Thomas R. Cupps, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy

Medical Degree: Stanford University, 1975
Internship: Strong Memorial Hospital, 1976
Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital, 1978
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health, 1981
Certification: Internal Medicine,1978; Allergy and Immunology, 1981
Special Interests: Antigen-specific T cell responses in Wegener’s granulomatosis, CNS vasculitis, CNS immune mediated diseases, vasculitides

James N. Baraniuk, MD

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, MD

Daniel Bunker, MD
Assistant Professor

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: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis

Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD

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 housestaff training, pediatric rheumatic diseases

Carol Deane B. Mitnick, MD

Carol Deane B. 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: Gout, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Lupus,
delayed wound healing associated with auto-immune diseases

Kaitlin Quinn, MD

Kaitlin Quinn, MD
Assistant Professor

Medical Degree: New York Medical College, 2011
Internship: Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, 2012
Residency: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 2014
Fellowship: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 2016
Certification: Internal Medicine 2014; Rheumatology, 2016
Special Interests: Ankylosing spondylitis, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Vasculitis

Virginia D. Steen, MD

Virginia D. Steen, MD
Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program

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, systemic lupus erythematosis, diagnosis of undifferentiated CTD, myositis and interstitial lung diseases in connective tissue diseases 

Jessica Sheingold, MD
Assistant Professor

Medical Degree: George Washington University, 2013
Internship: Georgetown University, 1998
Residency: Georgetown University, 20
Fellowship: Georgetown University, 2018
Certification: Internal Medicine, 2011; 

Sean A. Whelton, MD

Sean A. Whelton, MD
Associate Professor

Medical Degree: Tulane University, 1997
Internship: Georgetown University, 1998
Residency: Georgetown University, 2000
Fellowship: Georgetown University, 2002
Certification: Internal Medicine, 2011; Rheumatology, 2002
Special Interests: Rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune inflammatory muscle diseases, systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis.

Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center Faculty

Gail Kerr, MD

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, Sero–negative spondyloarthropathy

Joyce Joseph, MD

Joyce Joseph, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medical Degree: M.D. 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

Joseph Croft, MD, FACP, MACR

Joseph Croft, MD, FACP, MACR
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology
Past President of American College of Rheumatology

Medical Degree: Cornell University 1962
Internship/Residency: Strong Memorial, Rochester NY, 1967
Fellowship: NIH, 1969