Joan Appleyard, M.D.


Assistant Professor
Medicine-Immun, Allergy & Rheum
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US


MD from University of Miami
Internship at University of Texas Medical Branch
Internal Medicine
Residency at University of Texas Medical Branch
Internal Medicine
Fellowship at University of Texas Medical School


American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Interests

  • Inflammatory arthritis

Professional Statement

I have practiced clinical rheumatology in the Houston area for more than 20 years. I am happy to now have the opportunity to continue my practice in an academic setting, teaching medical students, residents, and future rheumatologists. I hope to share with them my interest and expertise in diagnosing and treating inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis) and connective tissue diseases such as lupus, Sjogren's syndrome, and scleroderma.


American College of Rheumatology