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Carolina Arthritis

1710 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Office: 910 762-1182
fax: 910 762-1291



Meet Our Board Certified Rheumatologists

John L. Harshbarger, MD— Dr. Harshbarger, a co-founder of Carolina Arthritis, was raised in Lewistown, PA. He graduated from Bucknell University and completed medical school as an honors graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He remained in Philadelphia at the Lankenau Hospital for his internship and residency before moving to Chapel Hill, NC for his Fellowship training at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Harshbarger is married with two children and enjoys family time, reading and golf.

Gregory F. Schimizzi, MD— Dr. Schimizzi, co-founder of Carolina Arthritis, was raised in Detroit, MI. He stayed close to home to complete his undergraduate and medical school studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, in addition to his internship and residency at the Wayne State University Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Schimizzi completed his Fellowship training at the University of California at Irvine. His favorite leisure activities involve spending time with his wife and five children. He enjoys collecting wine, bicycle riding and music.

David W. Puett, MD— Dr. Puett was raised in Nashville, TN. He attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and then returned to Nashville for medical school at Vanderbilt University, graduating with honors in 1988. Following his internship and residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, Dr. Puett completed his training with a rheumatology Fellowship back at Vanderbilt. He joined Carolina Arthritis Associates in 1993. Dr. Puett spends his free time with his wife and three children and enjoys exercising, reading and exploring the outdoors.

Mark D. Harris, MD— Dr. Harris was raised in Ilion, New York and is a graduate of Siena College. He attended the Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his internship, residency and Fellowship training as a Major in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps in California and Texas. Dr. Harris joined Carolina Arthritis in 2004 and enjoys spending his leisure time with his wife and their two daughters.

Gregory C. Borstad, MD —Dr. Borstad was raised in Staples, MN. He is a distinguished graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and attended medical school at the University of North Dakota. He completed his internal medicine internship, residency, then rheumatology fellowship at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. He served as a Major in the US Air Force Medical Corps, prior to previous practice as director of rheumatology and rheumatology infusion services at Bend Memorial Clinic in Bend, OR. Dr. Borstad enjoys spending his time with his wife and three children, fishing, duck hunting and being a sports dad.