Joan Marie Von Feldt

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Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Associate Chief of Staff, Education
Philadelphia Veterans Medical Center, Rm 948A
3900 Woodland Ave.
Rheumatology Office at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
1st floor, suite 300S
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 823-5251
Fax: (215) 823-5276
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1977.
Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1981.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2007.
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Description of Research Expertise

Current research projects in Medical Education:
Diagnostic Error and Cognitive Bias in Internal Medicine Residency Training
Health Literacy and Numeracy in a Rheumatology Population

Description of Itmat Expertise

Past research focus has been cardiovascular disease in SLE;
Use of methotrexate in newly diagnosed rheumatioid arthritis; pharmacologic impact on homocysteine metabolism

Selected Publications

Baker JF, Von Feldt J, Mostoufi-Moab S, Noaiseh G, Taratuta E, Kim W, Leonard MB.: Deficits in muscle mass, muscle density, and modified associations with fat in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res 24: [Epub ahead of print] MAR 2014.

Rhee RL, Von Feldt JM, Schumacher HR, Merkel PA.: Readability and suitability assessment of patient education materials in rheumatic diseases. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 65(10): 1702-1706, Oct 2013.

Reilly JB, Ogdie AR, Von Feldt JM, Myers JS: Teaching about how doctors think: a longitudinal curriculum in cognitive bias and diagnostic error for residents. BMJ Qual Saf Aug 16 2013.

Ogdie A, Myers J, Von Feldt J.: In reply to Kunimatsu and Yoshizawa. Acad Med 88(4): 436, April 2013.

Reilly JB, Von Feldt JM.: In the real world, faster diagnoses are not necessarily more accurate. Acad Med. 88(3): 297-298, Mar 2013.

Baker Joshua F, Mehta Nehal N, Baker Daniel G, Toedter Gary, Shults Justine, Von Feldt Joan Marie, Leonard Mary B: Vitamin D, metabolic dyslipidemia, and metabolic syndrome in rheumatoid arthritis. Am J Med 125(10): 1036.e9-1036.e15, Oct 2012.

Ogdie AR, Reilly JB, Pang WG, Keddem S, Barg FK, Von Feldt JM, Myers JS.: Seen Through Their Eyes: Residents' Reflections on the Cognitive and Contextual Components of Diagnostic Errors in Medicine. Acad Med. 87(10): 1361-1367, Oct 2012.

Baker JF, Baker DG, Toedter G, Shults J, Von Feldt JM, Leonard M. : Associations Between Vitamin D, Disease Activity, and Clinical Response to Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis. In Press, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. Clin Exp Rheumatol. [Epub ahead of print] Jul 2012.

Baker JF, Zhang L, Imadojemu S, Sharpe A, Patil S, Moore JS, Mohler ER 3rd, Von Feldt J.: Circulating endothelial progenitor cells are reduced in SLE in the absence of coronary artery calcification. Rheumatol Int. 32(4): 997-1002, Apr 2012 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

Schumacher HR, Habre WG, Friedrich C, Sieck M, Chen LX, Clayburne GM, Von Feldt JM.: Synovial xanthomatosis: are there clues to mechanisms for this rare disease? Mod Rheumatol. Feb 2012.

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Last updated: 11/25/2014
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