Medical Staff
Arthritis and Pain Associates of P.G. County
Dr. Thomas is a board certified rheumatologist in our practice since June 1998. He teaches at the
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine of the
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.  He is a Fellow member of
the American Board of College of Physicians (FACP) and the American College of Rheumatology
(FACR). He is certified in Clinical Densitometry (CCD) by the International Society for Clinical
Densitometry, and is amongst the first group of rheumatologists certified by the American College
of Rheumatology in the use of ultrasound for the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases

He authored The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families from The
Johns Hopkins University Press, serves as the Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of
the Lupus Foundation (DC/MD/VA) chapter and is a member of its Board of Directors. He also is
the Vice President of the Rheumatism Society of the District of Columbia.

He received his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX in 1989, and his fellowship in
rheumatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1995.

Awards include the AMA's Physician Recognition Award yearly since 2000 with “Commendation”
added from 2007 to the present. He is rated one of America’s Top Physicians by the Consumers’
Research Council of America since 2004 in the specialty of rheumatology, has received the
“Patients' Choice Award” in 2008-2012 and “Most Compassionate Doctor” in 2011 by the American
Registry in conjunction with  Washingtonian Magazine recognized him as one of
Washington DC’s “Top Doctors” for rheumatology in 2010, 2012, and 2015.
Board Certified Rheumatologists