Katherine A. Maher, MD, FACR
Dr. Maher, a native of Pittsburgh, earned her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She completed her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine at which time she developed an interest in patient advocacy while volunteering with an organization that served displaced young adults. Dr. Maher then completed her residency in internal medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, where she served on the Ethics Committee during her third year. She began practicing medicine as a hospitalist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
She then worked as a primary care physician with a large medical group in Washington, DC before making the decision to pursue a fellowship in rheumatology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. During both years of her rheumatology fellowship, Dr. Maher, was awarded first place for her poster presentations at the hospital’s Department of Medicine Research Day. She also helped lead a project to improve the treatment of osteoporosis at the Washington, DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center and co-designed a patient advocacy training program to help physicians identify shortcomings and improve patient medical care environments.
Dr. Maher treats all types of rheumatic conditions and has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, osteoporosis, and gout. Dr. Maher is board certified in internal medicine and she is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Physicians. She lives with her husband and two young children in Alexandria, Virginia.