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Laura Carbone, MD, MS, FACP

Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship
J. Harold Harrison, MD, Distinguished Chair in Rheumatology
Professor, Medicine
 


lcarbone@augusta.edu

Dr. Carbone was appointed Division Chief of Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in 2013.  She graduated summa cum laude from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, NJNew Jersey and received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Dr. Carbone did her internship and residency at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. She completed her Rheumatology Fellowship and Master’s degree in Epidemiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSCUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center). She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.  Dr. Carbone practices Rheumatology, with a focus on osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases. Her research interests are in osteoporosis and related bone diseases.  She has coauthored over 100 publications, and is currently supported by a  Department of Defense Grant. She has served on NIHNational Institutes of Health and VAVeterans Affairs study sections.  Dr. Carbone is Program Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship Program at MCGMedical College of Georgia.

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Alyce Oliver, PhD, MD

Joseph P. Bailey, M.D. Chair in Rheumatology Professor, Medicine


aloliver@augusta.edu

Dr. Oliver's academic and clinical interest and passion is diagnosing and treating inflammatory arthritis, specifically rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.  She provides compassionate, holistic, patient-centered care and strives to improve the lives of those with rheumatic disease.  She has a reputation of providing exceptional treatment while forming trusting, long-term relationships with her patients.  Dr. Oliver also co-directs the Uveitis specialty clinic with Ophthalmologist, Dr. Zach Lukowski. Dr. Oliver is board certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine.  She continues to serve on the Lupus Foundation, Georgia chapter, Medical Advisory Board as well as the FDAFood and Drug Administration Arthritis Advisory Committee.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and is a member of the American College of Physicians.In addition to providing outstanding patient care to those with autoimmune disease, Dr. Oliver is passionate and committed to teaching others about Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.  She is honored to hold the inaugural Joseph P. Bailey, MD Chair in Rheumatology.  Dr. Oliver is the 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Faculty award for Patient Care, the 2016 beneficiary of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, and the 2015 awardee of the Distinguished Faculty Award for Clinical Science Teaching. She has won numerous “Exemplary Teaching Awards” and was inducted into the Augusta University Academy of Educators in 2013. Dr. Alyce Oliver is the Program Director for the MCGMedical College of Georgia Internal Medicine Residency Program.  She served as the Program Director for the MCGMedical College of Georgia Rheumatology Fellowship for 7 years and as the Associate Program Director for 3 years. Dr. Oliver is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where her interest in understanding the intricacies of the immune system began.  This curiosity led her to research into B cell differentiation, maturation and cellular trafficking.  She obtained both her PhD. and later her medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She successfully completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati and her Rheumatology Fellowship at Duke University.  

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Hong Shi, MD

Assistant Professor, Rheumatology


hoshi@augusta.edu

Dr. Shi is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology. She received her medical degree from Tongji Medical University in China and practiced in clinic for several years. She did her Internal Medicine Residency at Montefiore Health System, New York, then she completed her Rheumatology Fellowship at University of Michigan Medical Center. Dr. Shi’s clinical practice is diagnosing and treating inflammatory arthritis, myositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, cutaneous lupus, systemic vasculitis and other autoimmune diseases. She is interested in developing comprehensive yet personalized treatment plans for patients with autoimmune disease, to maximize the effectiveness and minimize the side effects of the medications used to treat them. Her research interests are cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Rachel Elam

Rachel Elam, MD, MS July 2021

Assistant Professor, Rheumatology


relam@augusta.edu

Dr. Elam is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology. Dr. Elam’s clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis and patient-centered treatment of autoimmune, musculoskeletal and bone diseases, including inflammatory arthritis (such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis), myositis, Sjögren’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic vasculitis, and osteoporosis, among others. Her research interests are in improving holistic health of patients with autoimmune disease through optimizing preventive care for common complications of these conditions and their treatments, namely, fractures, infections, and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Elam is also passionate about educating the next generation of physicians about rheumatology, and as such, is active in teaching medical students at MCGMedical College of Georgia.Dr. Elam was born in Atlanta, GAGeorgia and grew up in the metro Atlanta area. She graduated summa cum laude from UGAUniversity of Georgia. At UGAUniversity of Georgia, Dr. Elam was a member of the prestigious Foundation Fellowship. Dr. Elam then went to the Johns Hopkins University to study public health, where she graduated with a Masters of Science in Biostatistics. Dr. Elam’s time working in public health inspired her to become a physician. She trained at MCGMedical College of Georgia at Augusta University, completing her medical degree, residency in Internal Medicine, and finally, her Rheumatology fellowship all here in Augusta, GAGeorgia. Dr. Elam is board certified in Internal Medicine. She is an active member of the American College of Rheumatology and the Georgia Society of Rheumatology.

TBD October 2021

Assistant Professor, Rheumatology


 

TBD October 2021

Assistant Professor, Rheumatology


 

TBD July 2022

Assistant Professor, Rheumatology