James D. Katz, M.D., is the Rheumatology Fellowship program director and serves as the principal investigator for general arthritis protocols. In this capacity he is able to support the teaching mission of NIAMS toward helping to create the next generation of physician-scientists. The adult Rheumatology Fellowship program provides training leading to ACGME-certification in Rheumatology while allowing Fellows to participate in full-scale research projects under the supervision of NIAMS or affiliated faculty during the upper years of their Fellowships.

Research Statement

The NIAMS Community Health Clinic was established in 2001 to fulfill a dual mission for the clinical program: (1) to broaden the clinical exposure of NIAMS Rheumatology Fellows, and (2) to provide an additional site for recruitment of patients from under-represented groups with rheumatic diseases to NIAMS clinical studies. 


Case Western Reserve University


Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship
Clinical Training Branch, NIAMS, NIH

Clinical Professor of Medicine
George Washington University

Division Director
George Washington University

Medicine Residency
Western Pennsylvania Hospital

Rheumatology Fellowship
University of Connecticut

Last Updated: December 2017