Please feel free to contact us at:
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
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.