Donald E. Thomas, MD

Donald E. Thomas, MD, FACP, FACR is a private practice rheumatologist at Arthritis and Pain Associates in Greenbelt, Maryland and is an Associate of Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. He has a special interest in systemic autoimmune diseases, especially Sjögren’s disease and lupus. He is the author of the highly acclaimed lupus education book, The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families published by John Hopkins University Press, and has authored and co-authored a number of scientific articles, reviews, and book chapters. He serves on the Committee on Rheumatologic Care of the American College of Rheumatologist. He is a chair emeritus of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the Lupus Foundation MidAtlantic chapter, received the Lupus Foundation’s Hero Award in 2016 from the MidAtlantic Chapter, was President of the Rheumatism Society of the District of Columbia in 2016-2017, and is current Chair of the National Board of Directors of the Sjögren’s Foundation.

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