Adjunct Professor, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology

Joseph FloodClinical Professor of Internal Medicine

Recent accomplishments: 

Dr. Flood has been elected as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology.  The honor will be conferred at the Opening Ceremony at the annual meeting in San Diego in November 2017.


FellowshipGeorgetown University School of Medicine, Division of Rheumatic Diseases, joint appointment at Washington Veterans' Administration Medical Center, Rheumatology Section July 1982-June 1984
ResidencyJunior and Senior Assistant Residency, Department of Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, July 1980-June 1982
Categorical Internship: Department of Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, June 1979-June 1980
MD: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1979
BS: Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, summa cum laude, 1975


1996 -Certified as a Clinical Densitometrist by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry; most recently re-certified in 2007

1984 -Certified as a Diplomate in the Subspecialty of Rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine

1983 -Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine (continuous certification)

1980 -Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners (continuous certification)

Teaching Experience

1984 -2009
Program Director in Rheumatology, Grant Medical Center.  Major responsibility for teaching the Rheumatic Diseases to residents and students using didactic lectures, practical clinics, teaching rounds, and other modes.

1984 - present
Active, invited faculty at various times lecturing residents and attending staff in residency programs at Grant Medical Center (Family Medicine), Riverside Methodist Hospitals (Internal Medicine and Family Medicine), Doctors Hospital (Internal Medicine and Family Medicine),  Mount Carmel Medical Center (Family Medicine) and The Ohio State University (Family Medicine and Physical Medicine).  Also teach residents from each of these residencies on clinical elective in Rheumatology.  Podiatry residents from Grant Medical Center, Park Medical Center (now OSU East Hospital) and Doctors Hospital and Orthopedic residents from Mount Carmel Medical Center have served required rotations in rheumatology with me.  

1984 - present
Numerous invited lectures to the staffs of all the community hospitals in Columbus and numerous hospitals in the region.  Have lectured on a wide range of topics about arthritis, osteoporosis and musculoskeletal medicine to county medical societies, hospital staffs, residency programs, and groups of physicians in over 85% of Ohio's counties plus 25 states.   

1984 - present
Numerous presentations to lay audiences throughout the area on topics such as arthritis, osteoporosis and musculoskeletal medicine including branches of the Arthritis Foundation, the Lupus Foundation, the Central Ohio Fibromyalgia Association, the Elizabeth Blackwell Center, and the training course for Arthritis Self-Help Volunteers.  Several broadcast appearances on WCMH-TV, WOSU-TV, WSYX-TV, WBNS-TV, WNCI-FM, WHIO-FM and other radio stations, and periodic appearances on WOSU-AM's "Your Health."

1986 - present
Teacher, mentor, and preceptor in all four years of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health curriculum, teaching approximately 50-75 students per year in courses including "First Year Clinical Preceptorship," "Second Year Rheumatology Module," "Second Year Physical Diagnosis," "Third Year Introduction to Clinical Medicine," "Third Year Rheumatology Elective," "Senior Elective in Rheumatology," and "Rheumatology DOC 3."

1987 - present
Member of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health Committee on Admissions.  Review, interview and select the incoming class of medical students.

Invited presentation, “Recent Advances in Disease Management – Rheumatoid Arthritis,” a web-based continuing education program for pharmacists, sponsored by the Council of Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy.

2007 - present
“Introduction to the Practice of Medicine,” a web-based, multi-chapter, on demand program for residents and fellows jointly sponsored by The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, the Ohio State Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

2010 – present
Member, Committee for DOC 3, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, 

1999, 2001
Invited presentations, the Ohio Medical Education Network (OMEN) broadcast by audio and television signal to hospital CME events around the country by The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health.

1988 - 1996
Annual Grand Rounds presentations and resident teaching conferences, Department of Physical Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health.

1987 - 1992
Served on faculty Curriculum Committee and assisted in the design and implementation of "Introduction to Clinical Medicine," a wide ranging course to prepare first, second, and third year medical students for clinical study at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health.

The Faculty Curriculum Retreat and antecedent subcommittee work, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health.

1982 - 1984
Physical Diagnosis Tutor for this sophomore course at Georgetown University School of Medicine.  The fall semester included instruction in techniques of physical examination with the second semester devoted to practical history taking and physical examinations.

Frequent formal and informal lectures on Rheumatic Diseases to housestaff, medical and nursing students, and rheumatologists at Georgetown University Hospital.

Major responsibility for teaching, evaluating, and supervising medical and podiatry residents and medical students on elective rotation in the Division of Rheumatic Diseases and the Rheumatology Section, Georgetown University School of Medicine and Washington Veterans Administration Medical Center.

1979 - 1982
Major responsibility for teaching, supervising, evaluating, and counseling third and fourth year clerks on medical rotations, acting internships, and intensive care electives.

Abstracts and Publications

Navarro, RP, Flood, J. et. al. Contemporary management strategies for fibromyalgia.  Am J Manag Care. 2009;15(7) suppl S197-S218.

Flood J: Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Inhibitors: A review of structure, function, and mechanism of  action. ManagedCare.2008;17(suppl4):2-4.  Also in Biotechnology Healthcare. 2008;5 (suppl 3):2-4.

Flood J. Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors: A review of dosing patterns and related economic considerations.ManagedCare.2008;17(11):1-5. Also in Biotechnology Healthcare. 2008;5(suppl 4):1-5.

Flood J. Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors in the Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases: A review of immunogenicity and potential implications.  Managed Care.  2009:18 (suppl 3):1-5.  Also in BiotechnologyHealthcare.2009:6(suppl2):1-5. Also in Pharmacy & Therapeutics. 2009:33(suppl 2):1-5

Flood, J:  Rheumatology Consult, a regular column in the newsletter of the Fibromyalgia Alliance of America, 1990-96.

Flood, J:  Effectiveness and safety of oxaprosin versus aspirin for rheumatoid arthritis.  J Musculoskel Med 1993:  10 (3, suppl):  S38-S44.

Ryan, KP, Flood, J, et al:  Cerebrospinal fluid CEA.  A sensitive assay in the clinical management and early diagnosis of central nervous system metastases in patients with advanced breast cancer.  Plenary session presented at the American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 1983.  Goldman Award for Associate's Paper.

Ryan, KP, Flood, J:  Can intracranial metastases be followed and reliably predicted by cerebrospinal fluid and tumor-associated antigens in patients with breast carcinoma and non-Hodgkins lymphoma?  American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, Sacramento, California, 1982.  Second place, Associate's Award.