(HARTFORD, Conn.) – William E. Traverse, M.D., of West Hartford, has joined the Medical and Dental Staff of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Traverse, a specialist in rheumatology, received his medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. He completed his residency in internal medicine and primary care as well as a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Dr. Traverse is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of the American College of Rheumatology.

At Saint Francis, Dr. Traverse will practice as a member of Saint Francis Medical Group, Inc., with locations in Hartford and West Hartford.

Founded in 1897, Saint Francis is a major teaching hospital licensed for 617 acute inpatient beds and 65 bassinets and is the largest Catholic hospital in New England.