Donald Thomas, MD


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Dr Thomas is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland and teaches at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He is in private practice in Greenbelt, MD, specializing in patients with lupus.He is the author of the Lupus Foundation’s seal-approved book The Lupus Encyclopedia: A comprehensive guide for patients and health care providers, edition 2 from Johns Hopkins Press. He runs a lupus educational blog ( and FaceBook Page called “The Lupus Encyclopedia” with over 31,000 followers worldwide.  

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, and is the Chair of the National Board of Directors of the Sjögren’s Foundation.