Dr. Pokrywka earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland Medical School and was Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital, Baltimore. He formed the Baltimore Lipid Center in 2001, and has further pursued his interest in Menopausal Lipidology through certification as a Credentialed Menopause Practitioner by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). He is a 2005 Inaugural Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology and is one of a handful of US physicians double-certified in Menopause and Lipidology. In 2009, Dr. Pokrywka was elected by his peers to the honor of Fellow of the National Lipid Association (FNLA). Fellowship is reserved for NLA members who have made significant regional and/or national contributions to the science and practice of Clinical Lipidology. Since 2004, Dr. Pokrywka has conducted over 100 lipid/lipoprotein educational programs per year. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, and as Assistant Professor for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as conducting clinical research with the IRC Clinical Research Center.