William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
William C Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR, has been the chief editor for
MedicineNet.com since he co-founded it in 1996.
Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University
of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and
received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University
School of Medicine, he completed his internal medicine residency and
rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is
board-certified in internal medicine and in rheumatology. He is a fellow of the
American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology.
Shiel is in private practice in the field of rheumatology in south Orange
County, Calif. He is currently an associate clinical professor of medicine at
University of California, Irvine. He has served as chairman of the department
of internal medicine at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center. He was
selected as one of the most respected doctors in Orange County, Calif., in a
poll of more than 5,000 physicians in the county performed by the Washington,
D.C.-based Center for the Study of Services as published in Orange Coast
magazine in January 2000.
Shiel has authored and served as a reviewer for numerous articles on
subjects related to arthritis for prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals.
He has co-edited two medical textbooks. He is co-editor-in-chief of the
Webster's New World Medical Dictionary, Year 2000 First Edition and Year
2003 Second Edition. He has lectured in person and appeared on television and
radio programs both for physicians and the community. He was a medical
commentator for FOX News of medical issues related to the death of Pope John
Paul II. He is a contributor for questions for the American Board of Internal
Medicine. He is a regular reviewer of board questions on behalf of the American
Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology Subspecialty. He served on the Medical
and Scientific Committee of the Arthritis Foundation, and is currently on the
Medical Advisory Board of Lupus International.