Herbert S. B. Baraf, MD, FACP, MACR​

Herbert S. B. Baraf, MD, FACP, MACR

Herbert S. B. Baraf, MD, FACP, MACR

Herbert S. B. Baraf, MD, is the senior member and managing partner at Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, one of the largest private rheumatology practices in the United States with 21 rheumatologists providing care in six locations. He is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He is the founding Medical Director at The Center for Rheumatology and Bone Research, where he has served as principal investigator on over 400 clinical trials of treatment for gout, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome and numerous other rheumatic disorders.

Through his work in clinical trials, Dr. Baraf is widely regarded as an authority on the role of enzymatic therapy in gout and in its safe and effective use. He has authored numerous manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals on gout and gout therapy. Working primarily in clinical practice, he has consistently been named to “Top Doctors” lists both regionally and nationally.

Dr. Baraf has served on numerous committees of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). His efforts were instrumental in the ACR’s commitment to the development of freestanding musculoskeletal ultrasound courses for rheumatologists. In recognition of his efforts for the College, Dr. Baraf was made a Master of the ACR. In 2014, he received the Paulding Phelps Award from the ACR for “outstanding service to patients, community, and the practice of medicine.”

Dr. Baraf’s medical degree was earned at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his internship and residency at the George Washington University Hospital and his fellowship in rheumatic and genetic diseases at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.