Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, P.C.

Viktoria Elkis, MD

Dr. Elkis earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Duke University, where she majored in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience and minored in cultural anthropology. Prior to medical school, she was a recipient of the Intramural Research Training Award and spent three years at the National Institutes of Health. She earned her medical degree at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and completed her internal medicine residency at George Washington University Hospital. She completed her fellowship training in rheumatology at Milton S. Hershey Penn State Medical Center. During her fellowship, she completed specialized training in musculoskeletal ultrasound from USSONAR. 

Following fellowship, Dr. Elkis served as an Assistant Professor in the division of rheumatology at Penn State, where she maintained an active clinical practice and enjoyed working with medical trainees. She has given several talks on various topics in rheumatology and has participated in clinical research. She is interested in all areas of rheumatology, but has a special interest in myositis, spondylarthritis, and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Dr. Elkis is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and is a member of the American College of Rheumatology. 

She lives with her husband, an anesthesiologist, and son. She enjoys hiking, birding, tennis, and playing piano. 

Dr. Elkis will begin seeing patients at our Frederick office location in September.  As a Maryland native, she looks forward to serving her local community. The minimum age group accepted is 18 years.


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