• Midtown Medical Plaza
  • 1918 Randolph Road
  • Suite 600
  • Charlotte, NC 28207
  • 704-342-0252
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  • Piper Glen Location
  • 7810 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
  • Suite 300
  • Charlotte, NC 28277
  • 704-342-0252
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Physician Info

Dr. Laster has been in private practice in Charlotte since 1986. He has had long standing clinical and research interests in both immune-mediated diseases as well as osteoporosis. He lectures frequently to health care providers on a national level.

Education / Training
  • Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; B.A. 1971-1975
  • Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; 1975-1979
  • Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland; 1979-1980
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland; 1980-1982
  • Fellowship: Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; 1982-1985
Board Certification
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
    • Internal Medicine (1982)
    • Rheumatology (1986)
Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Consulting Professor of Medicine, Duke University
  • Clinical Instructor in Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Current Professional & Committee Memberships
  • United Rheumatology
    • Board of Advisors
    • Medical Policy Committee member
    • Committee Chair : Osteoporosis Guidelines
  • Arthritis Foundation
    • Arthritis Today Scientific Advisory Board
  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)
    • Board of Directors
    • Chair, Public Policy Committee
    • Faculty lecturer : Osteoporosis Essentials and VFA courses
    • Editorial Board : Journal of Clinical Densitometry
    • Past President
  • Fellow American College of Rheumatology
    • Osteoporosis section abstract review, Annual Meeting
  • United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI)
    • Board of Directors (2012-2013)
  • American Society Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)
  • Endocrine Society
  • Mecklenburg County Medical Society
  • North Carolina Medical Society
Awards & Honors

(updated 12/2017)

  • Castle Connolly’s Top Regional Doctors : 2005-2017
  • Charlotte Magazine Top Doctors : 2013-2015
  • Vitals Top 10 Rheumatologists in North Carolina : 2014
  • Vitals Patient Choice Award : 2012-2017
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award : 2011-2014, 2016
  • Vitals On Time Physician Award : 2014, 2016
  • ARA Senior Rheumatology Fellow Award : 1986
  • Phi Beta Kappa : 1975