Anishka Rolle, MD, FACR

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Dr. Anishka Rolle is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She received her medical degree from the University of the West Indies. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at Carilion Clinic – Virginia Tech in Roanoke, VA, and the Roger Williams Medical Center, Boston University, affiliate Brown University in Providence, RI respectively.

She is currently a community rheumatologist in the tri-cities area of central Virginia. Dr. Rolle’s interests include diagnostic and therapeutic musculoskeletal ultrasonography and enhancing the care of women with rheumatic disease.

She has provided free health care to the underprivileged in tri-cities VA since 2012. She also provides rheumatology consultations in the Bahamas, her native country. She is an active member of the Caribbean Association for Rheumatology and the Association of Women in Rheumatology AWIR.


Professional Experience

  • Rheumatologist, AMDC Physicians Arthritis and Osteoporosis Clinic, Colonial Heights, VA
  • Public Health Practitioner, Department of Medicine, Ministry of Health and Environment, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
  • Rheumatologist, University Medical Group, Richmond Tri-cities, VA


Service Activities

  • Invited Speaker: “Ordinary Parents Possessing Extraordinary Wisdom,” 17th Annual Virginia State University Solomon’s Wisdom Awards Banquet, Colonial Heights, VA
  • Outpatient Clinical Rheumatologist, Bahamas Health and Healing Medical Center, Family Medicine Center, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
  • Outpatient Clinical Rheumatologist for the uninsured and underprivileged populations of Petersburg and Richmond Tri-cities area, Pathways Free Specialty Clinic, Petersburg, VA


License and Certification

  • Board Certified in Rheumatology, American Board of Rheumatology
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Certified Clinical Densitometry, International Society for Clinical Densitometry
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Accreditation, American College of Rheumatology, RhMSUS


Professional Affiliations & Committee Memberships  

  • VA Chapter Leader, Association of Women in Rheumatology
  • Caribbean Association for Rheumatology
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Bahamas Medical Council


Awards and Accomplishments   

  • SRI In-House Endocrine Resident Grant; Salem Research Institute, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salem, VA



  • Ferri’s Clinical Advisor, 2014 Edition; Chapters: Charcot’s joint and Frozen Shoulder
  • Etanercept-Induced Henoch-Schӧnlein Purpura in a Patient with Ankylosing Spondylitis A Rolle; B. Zimmermann, S. Poon J Clin Rheumatol. 2013 Mar; 19(2):90-3. PMID:23364662
  • Ferri’s Clinical Advisor, 2013 Edition; Chapters: Charcot’s joint and Frozen Shoulder
  • The 5-Minute Consult Clinical Companion to Women’s Health, Second Edition; Chapter: Sjogren’s Syndrome.
  • Ferri’s Clinical Advisor, 2012 Edition; Chapters: Charcot’s joint and Frozen Shoulder



  • Adult Rheumatology Fellowship, Roger Williams Medical Center, Boston University, affiliate Brown University in Providence, RI
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech, Roanoke, VA
  • Doctor of Medicine, MBBS, University of The West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Biology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
  • Associate of Arts in Biochemistry, The College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
Last modified on: 12-08-2022