Edward L. Treadwell, MD

Edward L. Treadwell, MD

Dr. Treadwell is currently professor of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Immunology at the East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, NC.  In addition to practicing rheumatology (arthritis and immune disorders), he is Division Head of Rheumatology/Immunology and the Director of Rheumatology Research.  

Dr. Treadwell was born in Garland, NC, attended and graduated with honors from Bladen Central High School, Elizabethtown, NC.  He later received his B.S. degree in biology at North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC.  He graduated with the highest honors of Summa Cum Laude.  He received his medical degree from Duke University, Durham, NC and completed his internship in Anesthesiology and Family Medicine.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL. and his postdoctoral fellowship in Rheumatology/Immunology or Arthritis and Immune Diseases at the University of Missouri-Columbia Health Sciences Center, Columbia, MO.

He began his employment in 1982 at East Carolina University of Medicine and Pitt County Memorial Hospital (Renamed Vidant Medical Center) where he first developed and headed the Division of Rheumatology/Immunology.  He progressed from the rank of assistant professor to professor from 1982 to 1995.  

He has served as Assistant Dean and Coordinator for Students and Residents for Career Development.  He has medical licensures to practice in North Carolina, Illinois and Missouri.  He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine for Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and the American Academy of Pain Management for the practice of pain disorders.  He belongs to numerous organizations including the North Carolina Arthritis Foundation, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Medical Association, North Carolina Medical Society, Old North State Medical Society, National Medical Association, and many others.  He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and American College of Rheumatology.  He has obtained grant funding for research investigations by many private and federal agencies and foundations.  His research has been focused in the area of autoimmune diseases, most specifically Systemic Lupus Erythematosus which primarily affects women; especially African Americans.  Other research interests are in the area of Osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis and pain management.  

He has been a recipient of many awards including the National Association of Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Award, National Medical Association Award for Rheumatology and has been inducted into the Henry Kunkel International Immunological Society.  He has been a reviewer of numerous medical and scientific journals.  He has published over 80 articles or brief reports in the areas of Rheumatology and related conditions.  

He has given numerous presentations local and nationally to the scientific and lay community on topics of arthritis.  He has been involved in numerous community and civil organizations.  He currently serves on the board of trustees and is Superintendent of the Sunday School of York Memorial AME Zion Church where he is a member.  He has been a member of the Greenville Museum of Art as well as the North Carolina Museum of Art, a member of the Pitt County Seratoma Club, the Parent Teachers’ Organizations for the Pitt County Schools, the Allocation Committee for the United Way, the Greenville Community Shelter and has served as an Executive Board Member of the Creative Living Center for the aging.  Besides practicing medicine, his main interest is to continue to motivate and encourage young people to become teachers in all areas of life.            


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