Medical Staff
Arthritis and Pain Associates of P.G. County
Donald E. Thomas, Jr., M.D., FACP, FACR, CCD
Physician, Rheumatology

Dr. Thomas has been part of our practice since June 1998. In addition to being a senior partner in
our practice, he actively teaches subjects in rheumatology at the Walter Reed National Military
Medical Center and has continued to serve as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD since 1995.  He is an active
member of the American Board of College of Physicians (FACP) and the American College of
Rheumatology (FACR); and is board certified in rheumatology by the American Board of Internal
Medicine. He is also certified in Clinical Densitometry (CCD) by the International Society for Clinical
Densitometry.  Having a special interest in lupus, Dr. Thomas also actively serves as a member of
the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the Lupus Foundation, DC/MD/VA chapter.

In 1989, he received his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He completed his
residency training in internal medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center in 1993 and his fellowship in
rheumatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1995 after which he stayed on as a member
of the teaching staff until he joined our practice in 1998.

Dr. Thomas's awards include the AMA's Physician Recognition Award from 2000 to 2006, and then
the AMA’s Physician Recognition Award with Commendation from 2007 to the present. He has been
rated as one of America’s Top Physicians by the Consumers’ Research Council of America
numerous times since 2004 in the specialty of rheumatology. He has received the “Patients' Choice
Award” in 2008-2012 as well as “Most Compassionate Doctor” in 2011 by the American Registry in
conjunction with  He was also recognized as one of Washington DC’s “Top Doctors” for
rheumatology in 2010 and 2012 by Washingtonian Magazine.
Board Certified Rheumatologists