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Allan Charles Gelber, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

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  • Deputy Director for Education and Faculty Development, Division of Rheumatology
  • Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, French, Hebrew


Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Research Interests

Clinical Epidemiology of the Rheumatic Disorders

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-1552
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Asthma and Allergy Center 1B.1
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Phone: 410-550-2044


Dr. Allan Gelber is Professor of Medicine and Deputy Director for Education and Faculty Development in the Division of Rheumatology. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and is Associate Faculty at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research. Dr. Gelber is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and received both his MPH and PhD degrees (the latter in Clinical Investigation) at the Bloomberg School. He pursued internship and residency training in internal medicine at Duke University and then undertook his fellowship training in rheumatology at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Gelber has had an active role as an Educator in the Rheumatic Diseases. He previously served as Fellowship Program Director at Johns Hopkins from 2001-2011. Thereafter, he shifted his primary educational focus from rheumatology fellows to medical students, and to internal medicine housestaff on the Bayview and Johns Hopkins campuses. He directs the Musculoskeletal Section of the Genes-to-Society Course to the 2nd year medical school class.

Currently, Dr. Gelber serves as Thayer Firm Faculty Leader of the Osler Medical Training Program. and among the Aliki Scholars at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. 

Dr. Gelber chairs the M.D. Admissions Committee at the School of Medicine. more


  • Deputy Director for Education and Faculty Development, Division of Rheumatology
  • Professor of Medicine

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1989)


  • Internal Medicine; Duke University School of Medicine (1992)


  • Rheumatology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1995)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1992)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology) (1994)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Gelber’s research activity applies the tools of clinical epidemiology across the spectrum of rheumatic disorders. His investigative pursuits include recent studies identifying predictors of prevalent and incident gout, autoantibodies in primary and secondary Sjogren’s syndrome, predictors of outcomes in scleroderma, and cardiovascular disease burden and risk in rheumatoid arthritis.


Lab Website: Allan Gelber Lab

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Activities & Honors

Professional Activities

  • Chair, M.D. Admissions Committee
  • Firm Faculty Leader (Thayer Firm), Osler Medical Housestaff Training Program
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