Arthritis & Osteoporosis Consultants of the Carolinas (AOCC) was founded in 2000 when Drs. Ahmad Kashif and Gary Maniloff working at the Nalle Clinic and Drs. Robert Kipnis and Andrew Laster of Presbyterian Healthcare Associates joined to establish an independent rheumatology practice. Combining years of experience in private practice, academic teaching and clinical research, we were excited about the ability to translate what we learned into a clinic setting that would provide highly individualized and state-of-the-art care.

We are centrally located just south of downtown Charlotte across from Novant Presbyterian Hospital and Novant Presbyterian Orthopedic Hospital. Our modern and spacious office on the 6th floor of the Midtown Medical Plaza includes X-ray, ultrasound, bone densitometry (DXA), infusion center, clinical research, physical therapy and laboratory facilities.

We are committed to the Charlotte region and could not imagine practicing anywhere else! We enjoy what we do and thrive on providing comprehensive, innovative and compassionate care to our patients with arthritis, osteoporosis and related connective tissue diseases. We enjoy the long-term relationships we have developed with our patients and look forward to serving you.

We pride ourselves on staying abreast of breakthroughs and developments in Rheumatology, and providing state-of-the-art care!

Ahmad A. Kashif, MD, FACR, FACP
Andrew J. Laster, MD, FACR, CCD
Heather J. Perkins, MSN, FNP-BC
Gary B. Maniloff, MD FACR
Charles L. Seehorn, MD, FACR
Robert J. Kipnis, MD, FACR

Ashley Toci, MD, FACR, CCD
Ashton Chamblee, PA-C
Erin Siceloff, PA-C

Heather Gladue, DO, CCD
Shabnam Ali, MD, FACR, CCD