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A/Prof. Fredrick Joshua profile

Current Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor Macquarie University
  • Conjoint Senior Lecturer University of New South Wales
  • 0.5 Staff Specialist Rheumatology Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Visiting Medical Officer Macquarie University Hospital
  • Visiting Medical Officer Prince of Wales Private Hospital
  • Visiting Medical Officer St George Private Hospital
  • Director Combined Rheumatology Practice
  • Director Australian Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Chairman Australian Ultrasound Special Interest Group
  • Member of OMERACT Ultrasound Taskforce
  • Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine Rheumatology Chairman
  • Mentor for Australian Rheumatology Association Advanced Trainees

Professional Qualifications

  • 2015
    Clinical Associate Professor Macquarie University
  • 2014
    Prince Of Wales Clinical School Teacher Of The Year Award
  • 2014
    Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine Ultrasound Excellence Award
  • 2009
    Developed Certificate in Clinician Performed Ultrasound: Rheumatology for Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine
  • 2008
    Conjoint Senior Lecturer University of New South Wales
  • 2007
    PhD: Power Doppler Ultrasound in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • 2005
    ARA Young Investigator of the Year
  • 2005
    Guest Lecturer Musculoskeletal Ultrasound University of Sydney
  • 2004
    Conjoint Lecturer University of New South Wales
  • 2003
    Associate Conjoint Lecturer University of New South Wales
  • 2003
    Graduate Certificate in Ultrasound (Sydney University)
  • 2002
    FRACP Advanced Training in Rheumatology Completed
  • 2002
    Part 1 Diploma in Diagnostic Ultrasound (ASUM)
  • 2002
    4Th Eular sonography Course
  • 2001
    American College of Rheumatology Basic Ultrasonography Course
  • 1999
    FRACP Basic Training
  • 1994
    MBBS Sydney University, NSW

Professional Experience

  • 2014-
    Clinical Associate Professor Macquarie University
    Conjoint Senior Lecturer University of New South Wales
    0.5 Staff Specialist Rheumatology Prince of Wales Hospital
    Visiting Medical Officer Macquarie University Hospital
    Visiting Medical Officer Prince of Wales Private Hospital
    Visiting Medical Officer St George Private Hospital
    Combined Rheumatology Practice Kogarah and Randwick
  • 2008-2014
    Conjoint Senior Lecturer University of New South Wales
    Guest Lecturer Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Sydney University
    0.5 Staff Specialist Rheumatology Prince of Wales Hospital
    Visiting Medical Officer Prince of Wales Private Hospital
    Visiting Medical Officer St George Private Hospital
    Combined Rheumatology Practice Kogarah and Randwick
  • 2008-
    Conjoint Lecturer University of New South Wales
    Guest Lecturer Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Sydney University
    0.5 Staff Specialist Rheumatology Prince of Wales Hospital
    Visiting Medical Officer Prince of Wales Private Hospital
    Visiting Medical Officer St George Private Hospital
    Combined Rheumatology Practice Kogarah and Randwick
  • 2007
    PhD Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    Conjoint Lecturer University of New South Wales
    Guest Lecturer Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Sydney University
    0.3 Staff Specialist Rheumatology Prince of Wales Hospital
    0.3 Staff Specialist Rheumatology Liverpool Hospital
    Director of Clinical Training Liverpool Hospital
    Visiting Medical Officer St George Private Hospital
    Working Privately in Miranda Rheumatology Practice
  • 2006
    Submission of PhD in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    Conjoint Lecturer University of New South Wales
    Guest Lecturer Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Sydney University
    0.3 Staff Specialist Rheumatology Prince of Wales Hospital
    0.3 Staff Specialist Rheumatology Liverpool Hospital
    Director of Clinical Training Liverpool Hospital
    Working Privately in Miranda Rheumatology Practice
  • 2005
    Fourth Year of PhD in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    Conjoint Lecturer University of New South Wales
    Guest Lecturer Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Sydney University
    VMO Griffith Base Hospital
    VMO Prince of Wales Hospital
    0.3 Staff Specialist Rheumatology Liverpool Hospital
    Director of Clinical Training Liverpool Hospital
    Working Privately in Miranda Rheumatology Practice
  • 2004
    Third Year of PhD in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    Conjoint Lecturer University of New South Wales
    Guest Lecturer Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Sydney Unversity
    VMO Griffith Base Hospital
    Locum Staff Specialist Rheumatology Liverpool Hospital
    Working Privately in Miranda Rheumatology Practice
  • 2003
    Second year of PhD in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    Associate Conjoint Lecturer University of New South Wales
    VMO Griffith Base Hospital
    VMO Liverpool Hospital Immunology/Rheumatology Clinic
    Working Privately in Miranda Rheumatology Practice
  • 2002
    First year of PhD in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    Advanced Training in Rheumatology Year 3
    St George Hospital

    • Supervisors
    • Prof Edmonds
    • Dr Lassere
    • Dr Bryant
  • 2001
    Advanced Trainee Rheumatology Year 2
    St George Hospital

    • Prof Edmonds
  • 2000
    Advanced Trainee Rheumatology Year 1
    Royal Newcastle Hospital

    • Dr G Major
  • 1997-1999
    Basic Medical Registrar:
    John Hunter Hospital Newcastle Network
  • 1995-1996
    Junior Medical Officer
    John Hunter Hospital Newcastle Network

Publications

  • Samantha Joplin, Rick van der Zwan, Fredrick Joshua, and Peter K. K. Wong
    Medication Adherence in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Effect of Patient Education, Health Literacy, and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

    BioMed Research International Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 150658
  • Wong PK, Christie L, Johnston J, Bowling A, Freeman D, Joshua F, Bird P, Chia K, Bagga H.
    How well do patients understand written instructions?: health literacy assessment in rural and urban rheumatology outpatients.
    Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 Nov;93(25)
  • Sammel A, Wolfenden H Joshua F, Jepson N
    Reduced efficacy of transcatheter and surgical revascularization in Takayasu arteritis
    Int J Rheum Dis 2014 Dec 26 epub
  • Veitch D, Tsai T, Watson S, Joshua F.
    Paraneoplasticpolyarteritisnodosa with cerebral masses: case report and literature review.
    Int J Rheum Dis. 2014 May 27.
  • Veitch D, Tsai T, Joshua F.
    Palmar fasciitis and polyarthritis syndrome in pancreatic carcinoma.
    J ClinRheumatol. 2013 Jun;19(4):203-5
  • Joshua F.
    Ultrasound applications for the practicing rheumatologist.
    Best Pract Res ClinRheumatol. 2012 Dec;26(6):853-67
  • Joplin SK, van der Zwan R, Bagga H, Joshua F, Wong PK.
    Pilot study assessing the novel use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in patients with rheumatoid arthritis to improve patient attitudes and adherence to medication
    International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases 2014
  • Naredo E, D’Agostino MA, Wakefield RJ, Möller I, Balint PV, Filippucci E, Iagnocco A, Karim Z, Terslev L, Bong DA, Garrido J, Martínez-Hernández D, Bruyn GA; OMERACT Ultrasound Task Force*.
    Reliability of a consensus-based ultrasound score for tenosynovitis in rheumatoid arthritis.
    Ann Rheum Dis. 2013 Aug;72(8):1328-34
  • Alcalde M, D’Agostino MA, Bruyn GA, Möller I, Iagnocco A, Wakefield RJ, Naredo E; OMERACT Ultrasound Task Force.
    A systematic literature review of US definitions, scoring systems and validity according to the OMERACT filter for tendon lesion in RA and other inflammatory joint diseases.
    Rheumatology (Oxford). 2012 Jul;51(7):1246-60.
  • David Woo1, Kenneth Ooi, Jennifer Sandbach, Fredrick Joshua
    Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Complicated by Retinal Microvasculopathy and Its Relationship with Fragile-X Syndrome
    David Woo1, Kenneth Ooi, Jennifer Sandbach, Fredrick Joshua
    Open Journal of Ophthalmology, 2013, 3, 70-72
  • Dr L Chew,Dr F Joshua, Dr C Tong, Dr Carl Bryant2
    Clinico-Radiological findings in hypophosphatasia: case report and review of the literature
    In Press Journal of Clinical Rheumatology
  • Mandl P, Naredo E, Wakefield RJ, Conaghan PG, D’Agostino MA; Aegerter P, Aydin S, Backhaus M, Balint PV, Bong D, Bruyn GA, Chary-Valckenaere I, Collado P, De Miguel E, Filippucci E, Freeston JE, Gandjbakhch F, Grassi W, Gutierrez M, Iagnocco A, Joshua F, Jousse- Joulin S, Kane D, Keen HI, Loeuille D, Moller I, Mandl P, Pineda C, Terslev L, Schmidt WA, Szkudlarek M, Ziswiler HR.A systematic literature review analysis of ultrasound joint count and scoring systems to assess synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis according to the OMERACT filter.
    J Rheumatol. 2011 Sep;38(9):2055-62.
  • Naredo E, Wakefield RJ, Iagnocco A, Terslev L, Filippucci E, Gandjbakhch F, Aegerter P, Aydin S, Backhaus M, Balint PV, Bruyn GA, Collado P, Finzel S, Freeston JE, Gutierrez M, Joshua F, Jousse-Joulin S, Kane D, Keen HI, Moller I, Mandl P, Ohrndorf S, Pineda C, Schmidt WA, Szkudlarek M, Conaghan PG, D’Agostino MA. The OMERACT Ultrasound Task Force-Status and Perspectives
    J Rheumatol. 2011 Sep;38(9):2063-7.
  • Bird P, Joshua F New applications of imaging techniques for monitoring progression of rheumatoid arthritis and predicting outcome
    Imaging Medicine February 2011, Vol. 3, No. 1, Pages 107-122
  • Davis S, Joshua F, Zagami AWernicke’s Encephalopathy in a Non-Alcoholic Patient with a Normal Thiamine Level
    Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 483-484
  • Gandjbakhch F, Terslev L, Joshua F, Wakefield R, Naredo E D’Agostino M Ultrasonography in the Evaluation odEnthesitis – status and perspectives
    Arthritis Research and Therapy2011 Nov 17;13(6)
  • Tjeuw M, Joshua F, Katrib A, Bertouch J Hydroxychlroquine Induced Myopathy and Nephropathy
    Proceedings of the 52nd ARA Scientific Meeting Brisbane 2011
  • Tjeuw M, Chew L, Joshua F, Katrib A, Bertouch J Intermachine Reliability for Detection of Power Doppler Signal in Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Proceedings of the 52nd ARA Scientific Meeting Brisbane 2011
  • Thakkar V, Joshua F, Bird P, Katrib A, Bertouch JThe Role Of Ultrasound In Patient Understanding And Compliance In Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Internal Medicine Journal 2010; 40 (Suppl. 3):32
  • Lau H, Massasso D, Joshua F
    Skin, muscle and joint disease from the 17th century: scurvy
    International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases2009 12 (4) 361-365
  • D’Agostino MA, Conaghan PG, Naredo E, Aegerter P, Iagnocco A, Freeston JE, Filippucci E, Moller I, Pineda C, Joshua F, Backhaus M, Keen HI, Kaeley G, Ziswiler HR, Schmidt WA, Balint PV, Bruyn GA, Jousse-Joulin S, Kane D, Moller I, Szkudlarek M, Terslev L, Wakefield RJ.The OMERACT ultrasound task force — Advances and priorities.
    J Rheumatol. 2009;36(8):1829-32
  • Massasso D, Cheruvu C, Joshua F, Yong J, Graham I.Ovarian vasculitis in an adult with fatal systemic lupus erythematosus.
    Lupus. 2009;18(4):364-7
  • JA Clayton, FF Joshua, JV Bertouch, PA Bird, A Katrib. Development of a Scoring System for Enthesitis in Spondyloarthropathy Using Power Doppler Ultrasound: a Pilot Study
    Internal Medicine Journal 2009; 39 (Suppl. 2):40
  • C Tong, JV Bertouch JV, A Katrib, F JoshuaPower Doppler Ultrasound In Lateral Epicondylitis
    Internal Medicine Journal 2009; 39 (Suppl. 2):40
  • Massasso D, Lee, K, Shrma P, Joshua F,  Joined at the Hip: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Tuberculosis
    Med J Aust. 2008 Feb 4;188(3):164-5
  • Ooi K, Broadfoot A, Joshua F. Recurrent Multi-organism Keratoconjunctivitis    manifesting as a first presentation of Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
    OculImmunolInflamm. 2007 Sep-Oct;15(5):403-5
  • Massasso D, Joshua F . Spurious Thyroid Function Tests in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Scand J Rheumatol. 2007 Nov-Dec;36(6):480-2
  • Massasso D, Joshua F,  Enterocolic Lymphocytic Phlebitis: A rare mimic of Appendicitis and Bowel Cancer
    ANZ J Surg. 2007 Nov;77(11):1031-2
  • Summary Findings of a Systematic Review of the Ultrasound Assessment of Synovitis
    J Rheumatol. 2007 Apr;34(4):839-47
  • The OMERACT Ultrasound Group: Status of current activities and research directions
    J Rheumatol. 2007 Apr;34(4):848-51
  • Tong C, Joshua F Early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
    Jan 2007 Medicine Today
  • Massasso D, Joshua F PurpuraFulminans in SLE
    Intern Med J. 2008 Apr;38(4):292-3.
  • F Joshua,J Edmonds, M Lassere: Power Doppler Ultrasound in Musculoskeletal Disease: A Systematic Review
    Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Oct;36(2):99-108
  • Wakefield RJ, Balint PV, Szkudlarek M, Filippucci E, Backhaus M, D’Agostino MA, Sanchez EN, Iagnocco A, Schmidt WA, Bruyn G, Kane D, O’Connor PJ, Manger B, Joshua F, Koski J, Grassi W, Lassere MN, Swen N, Kainberger F, Klauser A, Ostergaard M, Brown AK, Machold KP, Conaghan PG; OMERACT 7 Special Interest Group Musculoskeletal ultrasound including definitions for ultrasonographic pathology
    J Rheumatol. 2005 Dec;32(12):2485-
  • L Lim, F Joshua.Resolution of Complete Heart Block After Prednisolone in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Lupus 2005;14(7):561-3
  • Bird P, Joshua F, Lassere M, Shnier R, Edmonds J.Training and calibration improve inter-reader reliability of joint damage assessment using magnetic resonance image scoring and computerized erosion volume measurement.
    J Rheumatol. 2005 Aug;32(8):1452-8.
  • F Joshua, R de Carle, M Rayemnt, C Bryant, J Edmonds, M Lassere. Power Doppler BlanchingAftertheApplicationofTransducerPressure
    Australasian Radiology 2005 Jun;49(3):218-2
  • Major G, Oakley S, Joshua F.Another Viewpoint
    Internal Medicine 2004 34 (11) 650
  • Joshua F, Oakley S, Major G. The Impact of Selective Cox-2 inhibitors on Anti-ulcer Medication and Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Use in Rheumatic Disease Patients Intern Med J. 2004 Apr;34(4):153-61.
  • Bird P, Kirkham B, PortekI ,Shnier R, Joshua F, Edmonds J, Lassere M. The Role of MRI in Documenting Erosion Progression in a Longitudinal Study of RA Patients With Established Disease: Is There an Advantage Compared to Plain Radiographs? –
    Arthritis Rheum. 2004 May;50(5):1383-9
  • Joshua F, Epstein M & Major G Bisphosphonate Resistance in Paget’s Disease.
    Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Aug;48(8):2321-3
  • Joshua F, Riordan J, Sturgess A Salmonella TyphimuriumMediastinal Abscess in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Lupus. 2003;12(9):710-3.
  • Joshua F &Assoc Prof A Sturgess Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
    Medicine Today, July 2002
  • Puvaneswary M, Joshua F, Ratnarajah S. Idiopathic Hypereosinophilic Syndrome: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Endomyocardial Fibrosis
    Australasian Radiology (2001) 45, 524-527
  • Joshua F &Assoc Prof B Nair Cephalic Tetanus.
    Australian New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 1998 Vol. 28, p672
  • F Joshua, R De Carle, M Rayment, P Bird, R Shnier, C Bryant, J Edmonds, M Lassere:Power Doppler Ultrasound in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Reliability, Stability,Validity, and Responsiveness of a Novel Computerised Scoring System
    Proceedings of the ACR Annual Scientific Meeting. San Diego Nov 2005
  • F Joshua, R De Carle, M Rayment, P Bird, R Shnier, C Bryant, J Edmonds, M LasserePower Doppler Ultrasound in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Reliability and Validity
    EULAR meeting Vienna 2005
  • <F Joshua, R De Carle, M Rayment, P Bird, R Shnier, C Bryant, J Edmonds, M Lassere:strong>Power Doppler Ultrasound in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Reliability, Validity and Responsiveness of a Novel Computerised Scoring System
  • Proceedings of the ARA 47th Annual Scientific Meeting. Melbourne May 2005
  • F Joshua, R De Carle, M Rayment, C Bryant, J Edmonds, MLassere:Power Doppler Signal Increases with Increases in Temperature in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients.
    Proceedings of the ARA 47th Annual Scientific Meeting. Melbourne May 2005
  • F Joshua, R De Carle, M Rayment, P Bird, R Shnier, C Bryant, J Edmonds, M Lassere:Power Doppler Ultrasound in Rheumatoid Arthritis:Reliability, Stability, Validity and Responsiveness
    Proceedings of the ARA 47th Annual Scientific Meeting. Melbourne May 2005
  • F Joshua, R de Carle, C Bryant, J Edmonds, M Lassere.  Inter-observer Reliability of Gain Optimisation in Power Doppler Ultrasonography of Metacarpophalangeal Joints
    Proceedings of the ARA 45th Annual Scientific Meeting.Sydney May 2003.
  • Joshua F & Major G The Value of Salivary Substitutes in the Symptomatic Management of Sjogren’sSyndrome
    Joshua et al Proceedings of the ARA 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting.Adelaide May 2001.

International and National Invited Lectures

  • OMERACT Meeting Canada MAY 2008
  • RACGP National Meeting May 2008
  • Western Australian Rheumatology Association Meeting, Perth, August 2008
  • Australian New Zealand Rheumatology Association Meeting, Wellington May 2009
  • World Federation For Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology International Conference September 2009
  • OMERACT Meeting May 2010, Koto Kinabalu
  • Australian Sonographer Association Meeting May 2010, Melbourne
  • EULAR Ultrasound Course May 2011, London
  • Queensland Australian Rheumatology Association Meeting, October 2011, Brisbane
  • EULAR Ultrasound Course June 2012, Berlin
  • Australian Rheumatology Association National Annual Scientific Meeting, May 2012,Canberra
  • Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine National Meeting August 2012, Sydney
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Meeting March 2013
  • Victorian Australian Rheumatology Association State Meeting February 2014

National and International Committees

  • Australian Rheumatology Association NSW State Councillor 2006-2009
  • Australian Rheumatology Association /Asia Pacific League against Rheumatism Bid Chairman 2008 Presentation September 2008 Japan
  • Australian Rheumatology Ultrasound Special Interest Group Chairman 2009-
  • Australian Rheumatology Association Secretary for Therapeutics committee 2008-Dec 2011
  • OMERACT Ultrasound Taskforce member 2004-
  • Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine Rheumatology Chairman 2008-
  • Australian Rheumatology Association National Meeting 2012 Organising Committee Member
  • Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine 2012 Organising Committee Member
  • Mentor for Australian Rheumatology Association Advanced Trainees 2007-

Teaching Experience

  • 2008-
    Development of Curriculum and Course for Australian Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    FRACP Registrar Tutorials Prince of Wales Hospital
    UNSW 3rd And 4th year lectures “Inflammatory Arthritis”
    UNSW 3rd-5th year POW Clinical School tutorials
    UNSW POW Clinical School Exams
    FRACP Supervisor
  • 2007
    Guest Lecturer Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Uni Sydney
    Rheumatology Advanced Training Co-ordinator New South Wales ARA
    FRACP Registrar Tutorials Prince of Wales Hospital and Liverpool Hospital
    Liverpool Hospital Undergraduate Tutorials in Rheumatology for 4th Year students
    UNSW 3rd And 4th year lectures “Inflammatory Arthritis”
  • 2006
    Guest Lecturer Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Uni Sydney
    Rheumatology Advanced Training Co-ordinator New South Wales ARA
    FRACP Registrar Tutorials Prince of Wales Hospital and Liverpool Hospital
    Liverpool Hospital Undergraduate Tutorials in Rheumatology for 4th Year students
    UNSW 3rd And 4th year lectures “Inflammatory Arthritis”
  • 2005
    Guest Lecturer Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Uni Sydney
    Rheumatology Advanced Training Co-ordinator New South Wales ARA
    FRACP Registrar Tutorials St George Hospital and Liverpool Hospital
    Liverpool Hospital Undergraduate Tutorials in Rheumatology for 4th Year students
    Liverpool Hospital JMO education programme
    Rural Medical School Griffith Rheumatology programme development
    Griffith Base Hospital Rural School Tutorials once/month
  • 2004
    Guest Lecturer Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Uni Sydney
    Rheumatology Advanced Training Co-ordinator New South Wales ARA
    FRACP Registrar Tutorials St George Hospital
    Liverpool Hospital Undergraduate Tutorials in Rheumatology for 4th Year students
    Griffith Base Hospital Rural School Tutorials once/month
    Guest Lecturer University Of Sydney Faculty of Health Sciences
  • 2003
    Rheumatology Advanced Training Co-ordinator New South Wales ARA
    FRACP Organising Committee for St George Hospital FRACP Exam
  • 2002- 2003
    Lectures in Wagga and Griffith for University of New South Wales Rural School of Medicine on rheumatology Topics.
  • 2001- 2003
    Long Case and Short Case Tutorials- St George Hospital
    FRACP Basic Trainee Tutorials
  • 1997 – 2000
    Professional Skills: History Taking and Clinical Examination- Hunter Area Health Service
    Weekly tutorials for third and fourth year medical students
  • 2000
    Long Case and Short Case Tutorials- Royal Newcastle Hospital
    Weekly tutorials for FRACP basic trainees
  • 2000
    FRACP Lectures
    Lectures for FRACP basic trainees in rheumatology
  • 2000
    Tutorials for Allied Health Staff Lectures for Physiotherapy, Nursing and Patient education
  • 1999
    Developed Basic Training Lecture Series for FRACP exam Newcastle.,John Hunter Hospital

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