ACS of Md

Comprehensive Arthritis Care


About Us

This rheumatology practice had been located in the Crossroads Medical Building in Ellicott City, MD from 1991 and then moved to StevensForest Green in Columbia, Md in August, 2018.  Over these 28 years, we have registered over 90,000 patients, referred by primary care physicians and most other specialties from the greater Baltimore and central Maryland region although it is not uncommon to see patients from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, DC, Delaware and points further.
 

Paul A. Gertler, MD ( RETIRED adult rheumatology) graduated from University of Maryland Medical School and completed his Residency/Fellowship at George Washington University.  He had been practicing clinical rheumatology in Baltimore and Ellicott City for 33 years until his retirement in the end of 2018. 
He had faithfully provided excellent care for his patients and had been instrumental in establishing this group as the premier rheumatology practice in Howard County.  We are grateful for his dedication and hard work over the past 3 decades.
 
Stephen W. George, MD (adult & pediatric rheumatology) graduated from University of Maryland Medical School  in 1986 and completed his Residency/Fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania.  He has been board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Adult Rheumatology, and Pediatric Rheumatology. In addition to 27 years working for this practice, Dr. George had been the head of the Pediatric Rheumatology at University of Maryland from 1996 through 2013. Pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology board recertifications have been maintained and Maintenance of Certifications are up to date.  He provides pediatric rheumatology consulting for inpatients at Sinai hospital.
Melissa Hawkins-Holt, MD (adult & pediatric rheumatology) graduated from University of Maryland Medical School where she also completed her Residency/Fellowship.  She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Rheumatology.  Board recertifications have been maintained and Maintenance of Certifications are up to date.  In addition to her 15 years in this practice, she is the current head of Pediatric Rheumatology at University of Maryland since 2014.  She provides pediatric rheumatology consultations for inpatients at University of Maryland.
Thomas J. Lang, MD, PhD  (adult rheumatology) graduated from University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr Lang was Professor of Medicine in UMMS Department of Rheumatology for 7 years where he was the Chief of the Arthritis Clinic, Baltimore VA Medical Center and Director of Clinical Education at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  He joined this practice in 2005.  Dr. Lang is participating in several clinical research trials providing access to cutting edge therapies if deemed appropriate for our patients.

Moe T. Zan, MD (adult rheumatology) completed her Internal Medicine residency in Danbury, Conn. and comleted her Rheumatology fellowship at Dartmouth in 2010.  She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Adult Rheumatology and has previously practiced clinical rheumatology at Dartmouth and Johns Hopkins.  She joined this practice in 2013. 

Marlyn Lorenzo, MD  (adult rheumatology) completed her Rheumatology fellowship in 2005,after her Internal Medicine residency, at Cabrini Medical Center in New York City. She has been board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She has been a staff rheumatologist at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore since 2005 and was the Chief of Rheumatology 2010 to 2015, before joining our group in early 2016.  Dr Lorenzo provides adult rheumatology consultations for inpatients at Howard County General Hospital.
Shabnam Ali, MD, MBBS.  (adult rheumatology) completed her Rheumatology fellowship at Wayne State University(Detroit, MI)in 2013 after having already completed an Infectious disease fellowship at Louisiana State University (Shreveport, LA) in 2010. She has been practicing rheumatology in Charlotte, NC for the past 5 years, before joining our practice in April, 2019.  As part of her services in our practice, she will be providing adult rheumatology inpatient consultations at Howard County General Hospital

David Arconti, PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant who completed his undergraduate degree, Masters degree and clinical training at De Sales University in 2010.  He practiced as an inpatient hospitalist at Franklin Square Hospital before joining ACS of Md in 2012.

 Alyssa Metzler, PA- C -is a board certified Physician Assistant who joined our group in 2018 after working the previous 2 years in a private Internal Medicine practice in Florida.  She graduated from University of Maryland, College Park in 2012 and completed her Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2016 at NOVA Southeastern University in Florida. 

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