Dr. Joseph Rimando joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Medical Education as an Instructor on July 1, 2019.
Joseph was born in Vidalia, Georgia and grew up in Warner Robins, Georgia, where he attended Warner Robins High School. He obtained a bachelors degree in microbiology with a minor in music at the University of Georgia and graduated summa cum laude. He then completed his MD at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. During medical school, he served as the class representative for his medical school’s admissions committee and as one of the directors of the homeless clinic. He additionally held leadership roles in several other service organizations. He was eventually inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society in his third year. In terms of research, he spent a summer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center working in the laboratory of Dr. Marcel van den Brink. Between his third and fourth years, he participated in the National Institutes of Health Medical Research Scholars Program, a one-year research fellowship. During this time, he conducted research on T cell therapies for hematologic malignancies in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Fowler on the NIH campus. After medical school, he completed an internal medicine residency at the Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. During residency, he conducted research on HLA disparity in haploidentical hematopoietic cell transplantation with Drs. Rizwan Romee and Chang Liu. Currently, he attends in the Barnes Jewish Primary Care Medicine Clinic and conducts research on the mechanisms of relapse in acute myelogenous leukemia in the laboratory of Dr. John DiPersio. In his free time, Joseph enjoys playing the saxophone and is an avid fan of jazz. He also enjoys playing golf and listening to podcasts.