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  • 1918 Randolph Road
  • Suite 600
  • Charlotte, NC 28207
  • 704-342-0252
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  • 7810 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
  • Suite 300
  • Charlotte, NC 28277
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Alison Johnson, MD

Alison Johnson, MD

Dr. Johnson has been practicing rheumatology in the Charlotte are since 2012. She treats all rheumatic diseases to include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, lupus, inflammatory myopathy, osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis as well as many others.

Education/Training

  • Undergraduate: Clemson University, Clemson, SC, BS Biochemistry : 2000.
  • Medical School: University of South Carolina, Columbia SC : 2005
  • Internship: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte NC : 2005-2006
  • Residency: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte NC : 2006-2008
  • Fellowship: Wake Forest Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC : 2010-2012

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine : 2008
  • Rheumatology : 2012
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry : 2013

Current Professional & Committee Memberships

  • American College of Rheumatology
  • North Carolina Rheumatology Association 
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)

Awards & Honors

  • Summa cum Laude, Clemson University
  • Cum Laude, University of South Carolina School of Medicine-President Internal Medicine Interest Group Chief Medicine Resident
  • Carolinas Medical Center Patient Satisfaction, Top Provider, 4th Quarter : 2015

Hobbies

  • College Football, Go Tigers!
  • Soccer
  • Running

Dr. Johnson has a 3 year old little boy and a loving husband that she enjoys spending time with.


Jill R. Zouzoulas, MD

Jill R. Zouzoulas, MD

Dr. Zouzoulas is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. Her professional interests include general rheumatology with an emphasis on inflammatory arthritis, gout, lupus and pregnancy in rheumatic diseases.

Education/Training

  • Undergraduate : Davidson College
  • Medical School : Medical University of South Carolina
  • Residency : Medical College of Virginia

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Awards & Honors

  • Cum Laude, Davidson College

Dr. Zouzoulas likes spending time with her husband and traveling the world.


Diane George, MD

Diane George, MD, FACR, CCD

Dr. George is a Board-Certified Rheumatologist and has practiced in Charlotte since 2012. She treats all rheumatologic conditions, and her interests include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Giant Cell Arteritis and Osteoporosis. She is also trained in performing and interpreting Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.  Her research interests have included Antiphospholipid antibodies and knee osteoarthritis.

Education/Training

  • Fellowship : Yale University School of Medicine : 2009-2012
  • Residency : Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons : 2005-2008
  • Chief Residency : Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons : 2008-2009
  • Medical School : University College London : 1998-2003

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine : 2008
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Rheumatology : 2011
  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) Certified Clinical Densitometrist : 2013

Academic Appointments

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine : 2012-2014
  • Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women’s Hospital Instructor Advances in Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound  

Current Professional & Committee Memberships

  • Fellow : American College of Rheumatology
  • North Carolina Rheumatology Association

Awards & Honors

  • Arthritis Foundation Medical Honoree : 2012
  • U.S.S.O.N.A.R. Certification in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound : 2012
  • Scholars in Autoimmunity Award – Bristol Myers Squibb : 2009
  • Medical Graduate Student Achievement Award – American College of Rheumatology : 2008

Dr. George enjoys working to increase awareness of arthritis in the community and by participating in a Blog for the Arthritis Foundation.


Victoria D. Lackey, MD

Victoria D. Lackey, MD

Dr. Lackey is a Board-Certified Rheumatologist, whose interests include inflammatory arthritis of all kinds, vasculitis, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis management. She has been in in rheumatology practice in Charlotte since 2015. Prior to that, Dr. Lackey worked as a primary care doctor in Charlotte since 1998.

Education/Training

  • Undergraduate : University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Morehead Scholar, B.S. with Honors : 1988
  • Medical School : University of North Carolina School of Medicine, MD : 1992
  • Internship : University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospitals:1993
  • Residency : University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospitals : 1995
  • Chief Residency : Baptist Hospital System, Birmingham, Alabama : 1996
  • Rheumatology Fellowship : Duke University Hospital : 2015

Board Certifications

  • Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine : 1996
  • Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology : 2015

Current Professional & Committee Memberships

  • American College of Rheumatology
  • North Carolina Rheumatology Association
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry

Awards & Honors

  • Morehead Scholar, UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Lackey has been married to her husband, Philip, an Infectious Disease doctor in Charlotte for over 25 years. They have grown 2 sons, and enjoy travel, cooking, and biking.


Cheryl Robertson, MD

Cheryl R. Robertson, MD

Dr. Robertson has practiced in Charlotte since 1985. Her interests include all forms of inflammatory arthritis, crystal induced arthritis, lupus and other autoimmune connective tissue diseases, vasculitis and osteoporosis.

Education/Training

  • Undergraduate : University of Kentucky, BHS : 1978
  • Medical School : University of Kentucky, MD : 1985
  • Internship/Residency : Albert B Chandler Medical Center, University of Kentucky : 1985-1988
  • Fellowship : Duke University Medical Center : 1988-1991
  • Associate / Assistant Professor of Medicine : Duke University School of Medicine : 1991-1995

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine : 1988
  • ABIM Rheumatology 1992 : 2002 : 2012
  • American Society of Clinical Densitometry : 2008 : 2013

Awards & Honors

  • A.B. Chandler Award for Medicine : 1985
  • Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society : 1984
  • Charlotte Top Doctors in Rheumatology : 2007-2016
  • Best Doctors in America : 2010

 


Firas Kassab

Firas Kassab, MD

Dr. Kassab Has been in private practice in Charlotte since 2010. Prior to moving to Charlotte, he was an attending rheumatologist at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worchester, MA. His research interest is in scleroderma and pulmonary hypertension resulting in multiple publications. He evaluates and treats patients with diverse rheumatologic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, scleroderma, vasculitis, gout and osteoporosis. He is accepting new consultations at both AOCC locations (Midtown and Piper Glen).

Education/Training

  • Medical School : University of Damascus College of Medicine, Damascus, Syria : 1993-2000
  • Internship : University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX : 2002-2003
  • Residency : University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX : 2003-2005
  • Fellowship : University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX : 2005-2007

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Rheumatology : 2007

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Current Professional & Committee Memberships

  • American College of Rheumatology, Fellow Member
  • North Carolina Rheumatology Association, board member since : 2012, President : 2016-2018
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)
  • American Medical Association

Dr. Kassab is married and lives in South Charlotte with his wife and two children. He enjoys traveling, music and spending time with his family.