Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Richmond physicians
Dr. Patel attended the State University of New York for his undergraduate degree. He received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine and pediatric residency at Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Patel completed a rheumatology fellowship in both adult and pediatric rheumatology at the University of Pittsburgh and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Patel is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, subboard of Pediatric Rheumatology. Dr. Patel is on faculty at the University of Virginia in the Department of Pediatrics. He has a special interest in SLE (lupus), dermatomyositis/polymyositis, and localized scleroderma.
Dr. Stern received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He trained in internal medicine and rheumatology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and completed fellowship training in rheumatology at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he was awarded fellowships from both the Arthritis Foundation and the Arthritis National Research Foundation. Dr. Stern is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and is a certified clinical densitometrist (bone density specialist). Dr. Stern has been actively involved in arthritis and osteoporosis research. Additionally, he has published articles in medical journals related to his research.
Amy Teague attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville for her undergraduate degree. She received her physician assistant degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.
Dr. Karim Masri attended the University of Houston-Downtown for his undergraduate degree. He received his medical degree from American University of Beirut and completed his internal medicine residency from the University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita. In addition, Dr. Masri completed a rheumatology fellowship from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Masri is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is board eligible in rheumatology. He is fluent in Arabic and conversant in French. In his spare time, Dr. Masri enjoys soccer, snowboarding, movies, music, health and fitness.
Dr. Masri is trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnostics and therapeutics with a special focus in inflammatory arthritis. His interests in rheumatology include SLE/connective tissue diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout/pseudogout, vasculitis, scleroderma, and myositis.