Dr. 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 Rheumatology. He is a Fellow
of the American Colleges of Physicians and Rheumatology.
Dr. Shiel is in active practice in the field of rheumatology in south Orange
County, California with the Mission Heritage Medical Group. He has served
as a teaching Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of
California, Irvine. He has also been 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 California 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.
Dr. Shiel has authored and served as a reviewer for numerous articles on
subjects related to arthritis for prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals
and has published clinical rheumatology research. He has co-edited three
medical textbooks. He is Co-Editor-In-Chief of three editions of the Webster's
New World™ Medical Dictionary.
He has lectured in person and appeared on television and radio programs
both for physicians and the local community. He was a medical commentator
for the national news broadcast of medical issues related to the death
of Pope John Paul II, Fox News NYC, April, 2005. He has authored numerous
expert medical-legal reviews. 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 Rheumatology Subspecialty.
He served on the Medical and Scientific Committee of the Arthritis Foundation
and the Medical Advisory Board of Lupus International.
Dr. Shiel is Chief Editor and co-founder of the medical information website,
MedicineNet.com. He has authored hundreds of articles for the website,
now a subsidiary of WebMD. He is the editor of a popular book for mothers