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Doctor Frank R. Wellborne, DO, FACR - Featured speaker at Arthritis Symposium on May 15, 2014
April 20, 2014
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Frank R. Wellborne, DO, FACR, is Co-Director of Rheumatic Innovative Therapies at the Houston Institute for Clinical Research in Houston, Texas.  In addition to maintaining a busy private practice of 26 years, he serves as a Rheumatology Clinical Instructor in the Family Practice and Rheumatology Divisions at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Dr. Wellborne earned his Medical Degree at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa, subsequently completing a rotating internship at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and then a residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora/Denver, Colorado.  He completed his Fellowship in Rheumatology at The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, as will as further Lupus clinical rotations at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  He is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, and a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.

Dr. Wellborne has served as a clinical reviewer for the American Board of Internal Medicine and its Rheumatology Subspecialty Board and as a member of the Graduate Medical Education Advisory Board for the Memorial Health Care System in Houston.  He also served as a member of the District One Review Committee of the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, an appointment of two Texas Governors, 1998-2013.

Participating in dozens of clinical research studies, Dr. Wellborne has often been the primary investigator, and has delivered presentations both stateside and abroad on topics such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, gout, osteoarthritis and the “evaluation of the arthritis patient.”

From 1999 through 2014, Dr. Wellborne has listed as one of “The Best Doctors in America,” and in 2014 he was again among the “Texas Super Doctors.”   Both are honors from his fellow Rheumatologists.


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