Dr. William M. Edwards attended Hampden-Sydney College, and then moved on to earn his M.D. at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1970. He then pursued post-graduate training with an Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at the Medical College of Virginia, followed by a Fellowship in Immunology and Connective Tissue Diseases. He has also regularly attended the National Meetings of the American Rheumatism Association, the SC Rheumatism Society, and has participated in the Speakers Programs for Pfizer-Searle and Merck. Dr. Edwards is a Diplomat in Internal Medicine and in Rheumatology of the American Board of Medical Examiners, Charter Member and Past President of the South Carolina Rheumatism Society, and a member of the American Rheumatism Association, the Dorchester County Medical Society, and the South Carolina Medical Association. He is on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Arthritis Foundation and holds a position in the Alumni Association of the MUSC. In addition, he was on the Board of Trustees of the Trident Regional Medical Center for seven years, and was Chairman in 1981, ’87, and ’88. He has been published in five different scientific sources, including the Southern Medical Journal, the MCV Quarterly Journal, and the Journal of Family Practice. Finally, Dr. Edwards has participated in twenty-seven clinical research studies. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.