SebbaAnthony Sebba, MD, FACR
Anthony Sebba, MD, FACR, graduated from the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa. He did post-graduate training in internal medicine in Toronto, Canada, and then, working his way south, at Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York City and then Palm Harbor. He specialized in rheumatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and is board-certified in rheumatology. He was in practice in New Jersey, where he was Chief of the Division of rheumatology at Holy Name Hospital, before coming to Florida.

He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in rheumatology at USF.

Dr. Sebba is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. He is a member of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, an international group of scientists and physicians who are interested in osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

Dr. Sebba has been a primary investigator in 60 studies of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis. He is actively involved in clinical research, and he has published original research and review articles in these fields. 

Dr. Sebba has presented research and chaired meetings at the American College of Rheumatology, the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, and the International Society of Clinical Densitometry. He has lectured at a number of meetings of state rheumatology organizations and also lectures internationally on both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.

Dr. Sebba has been listed as one of the Best Doctors in America®. This list is compiled from surveys of physicians, asking them whom they themselves would see for treatment. (see Best Doctors Tampa Bay). He was listed as one of “America’s Most Compassionate Doctors” in 2014-2015.

Dr. Sebba is an attending physician at Mease Dunedin and Mease Countryside Hospitals.


ASHAnjali Shetty, MD, FACR

Dr. Shetty grew up in Palm Harbor attending Palm Harbor University High School. She attended college at the University of Florida majoring in Nutritional Sciences and received her medical degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine as well as fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is board-certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology.

Dr. Shetty is involved in clinical research, has published multiple papers, and has presented research at meetings at the American College of Rheumatology. She received training in musculoskeletal ultrasound from the Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists to help provide more accurate evaluation of joints for arthritic changes and assist with injections and aspirations with better precision.

She has a special interest in nutrition and fitness and is passionate about helping her patients understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle to complement their rheumatological care. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing tennis, traveling, and cheering for the Florida Gators.

Dr Shetty was named as a Top Doctor in Tampa Bay for Rheumatology, as voted on by physician peers, in Tampa Magazine.


rohan-picRohan Chawla MD, FACR

Rohan Chawla, MD, graduated from the University of Windsor, Canada with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Honors and a minor in Biochemistry. He pursued medical school at the Medical University of the Americas. He did postgraduate training in internal medicine at Ochsner Clinic Foundation Chabert Medical Center in Louisiana, and is board certified in internal medicine and in rheumatology.

He specialized in rheumatology at the University of South Florida, where he worked at Morsani Center for Advance Health Care, James A. Haley Veteran Affairs Hospital and Tampa General Hospital. He has completed an intensive musculoskeletal ultrasound certification through the Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists in order to provide specialized diagnostic and therapeutic musculoskeletal ultrasound care.

Dr. Chawla is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Rheumatology and Florida Society of Rheumatology. He has participated as a sub-investigator in multiple clinical trials. He is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of South Florida.

In his free time, he enjoys sports, going to the beach and traveling.


Shreya Gor, MD

Arthritis Associates is happy to welcome our newest Rheumatologist, Dr. Shreya Gor.

Dr. Gor received her medical degrees from B.J. Medical College in Ahmedabad, India. She then completed her internal medicine residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ. She served as a mentor to residents and medical students alike and was awarded Resident of the Year for 2019-2020. She was a pivotal figure in the hospital’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and was at the forefront of her resident ICU team, ultimately recognized by the hospital and awarded for her efforts with the COVID Crisis Leadership Award.

After residency, Dr. Gor trained at the University of South Florida, where she served as Chief Fellow. She cared for patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings at Tampa General Hospital and James A. Haley VA Hospital. Dr. Gor is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and the Florida Society of Rheumatology. She has co-authored several peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and posters.

In her spare time, she loves painting, cooking, and traveling.


Ann Frial Smith, ARNP

 After graduating from Santa Fe Community College as a Registered Nurse, Ann earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Florida followed by a Master of Science in Nursing from Simmons University. She is board-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

 Her nursing experience has brought her to different places. As a registered nurse, she worked in the critical care area, practicing at University of Florida Shands Hospital then to a regional hospital near Perth, Australia. After obtaining her nurse practitioner certification, she worked at a rheumatology practice in Hampton, Virginia before moving to the Tampa Bay Area.

 When she’s not at work, she likes to keep fit with running and yoga, traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time with her husband and son.