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Bernadette C. Siaton, MD, MEdHP

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Assistant Professor of Medicine; Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency; Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship; Course Director, Introduction to Clinical Medicine 2


MSTF, 8-34

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Education and Training

Dr. Siaton received her M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center and rheumatology fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center. She completed a Master of Education in the Health Professions in 2017.  Dr. Siaton is currently an assistant professor at the University of Maryland where she has been on faculty since 2011. She serves as an associate program director of the internal medicine residency and program director of the rheumatology fellowship.

In the medical school, Dr. Siaton is the course director of the Introduction to Clinical Medicine II course for second-year medical students. She is also a house core faculty member in the Lois Young-Thomas House and serves as mentor for a core group of medical students.

Research/Clinical Keywords

rheumatology, clinical education, curriculum development

Highlighted Publications

Berman JR, O'Rourke KS, Kolasinski SL, Aizer J, Wheatley M, Battistone MJ, Siaton BC, Criscione-Schreiber L, Pillinger MH, and Lazaro M. The Rheumatology Research Foundation Clinician Scholar Educator Award: Fifteen years of promoting rheumatology educators and education. Arthritis Care Res. 2016 Feb 11. doi: 10.1002/acr.22858. [Epub ahead of print]

Callahan LF, Shreffler J, Siaton BC, Helmick CG, Schoster B, Schwartz TA, Chen JC, Renner JB, Jordan JM.  Limited educational attainment and radiographic and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional analysis using data from the Johnston County (North Carolina) Osteoarthritis Project.  Arthritis Res Ther. 2010;12(2):R46. doi: 10.1186/ar2956. Epub 2010 Mar 18.

Awards and Affiliations

Dr. Siaton is a recepient of the Rheumatology Research Foundation Clinician Scholar Educator Award