Herbert S. B. Baraf, M.D., is a founder of Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, the Washington, D.C., region’s largest private practice rheumatology group. He is also the founding medical director of The Center for Rheumatology and Bone Research. He retired from private practice in 2022.
Dr. Baraf holds academic appointments as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and completed his internship and residency at George Washington University. He completed a fellowship in rheumatology at Duke University.
He has served as principal investigator on over 300 clinical trials in rheumatology, with a particular interest in gouty arthritis. Dr. Baraf was designated as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology, and in 2014 he was awarded the ACR’s Paulding Phelps Award for service to patients and the profession. He is the 2022 awardee for the ACR’s Innovation in Clinical Care Award.
I have participated in clinical trials related to the therapy of gout, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, degenerative joint disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, and Sjogren’s syndrome.