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Staff Members

Bruce Hoffman, M.D.

Bruce Hoffman MD was born and raised in the Philadelphia area.  After completing Muhlenberg College he attended Temple University School of Medicine.  He did his residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and continued there for his fellowship in Rheumatology.

In 1979 he joined the faculty at the Medical College of Pennsylvania (MCP, now Drexel). He was actively involved in patient care and teaching at MCP, Albert Einstein Medical Center and Moss Rehabilitation Hospital.  In 1988 he was appointed chief of the Division of Rheumatology and program director of the Rheumatology fellowship at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.. He was involved in training fellows, residents and students. With the merger with Hahnemann University he became chief of the joint division until 2001.  Since 2001 he has devoted his time to the care of his patients with rheumatic diseases.

He is a master of the American College of Rheumatology, chief of Rheumatology at Aria Hospitals and teaches in the residency program. He was a past president of the Philadelphia Rheumatism Society and is a memeber of the board of the Eastern Pennsylvania Arthritis Foundation.

He received the Hollander award for excellence in rheumatology from the Arthritis Foundation in 2009 He has been named in Best doctors in America from 2005 to 2016 and was a Philadelphia magazine "Top Doc" in 2016.

James Udell, M.D.

James Udell MD grew up in northeast Philadelphia. He attended Lincoln HS , Muhlenberg College and then MCP. He did his internal medicine residency at Brown University in Rhode Island and his rheumatology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.   He has been in practice in the northeast since the 1980s. He is Chief of Rheumatology at Nazareth and Jeanes hospitals and attends at Aria and St Mary medical center. He is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and a board member of the Philadelphia Rheumatism Society and the Lupus Foundation. Along with his interests in rheumatic diseases he has a special interest in osteoporosis. He is especially proud of his 3 daughters.


Neal Moskowitz, M.D., Ph.D.

Neal Moskowitz MD PhD was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Baltimore and New Jersey.  After high school he studied abroad at Tel Aviv University in Israel.  In 1993 he graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a major in chemistry and concentration in neurobiology.  There he was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was named a Barry Goldwater Scholar.  He went on to study medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and studied molecular genetics and microbiology at UMDNJ-Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences, earning his PhD in 2000 and his MD in 2002.

Dr. Moskowitz completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in 2005, later completing a rheumatic diseases fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery and Cornell University Medical Center in 2009.  There, he was a research investigator in a multicenter clinical research protocol investigating the use of rituximab in systemic vasculitis, also he pursued postgraduate laboratory research studies in osteoimmunology under a NIH research grant and received the Charles L. Christian Award for Musculoskeletal Research in 2008.  He joined The Arthritis Group in July 2009.

Jill Johnson, M.D. 

Jill Johnson MD was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, and then moved to the Philadelphia area to attend Temple University School of Medicine.  She completed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center and her rheumatology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. 

She joined The Arthritis Group in July 2012.  She is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and is on the staff of Jeanes, Aria, St Mary, Nazareth and Roxborough hospitals.


Barry Getzoff, D.O. 

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Shikha Rathi, M.D. 

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