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Dr. A. Shams-Pirzadeh, MD

Rheumatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Shams is a Rheumatologist involved in the care of patients with arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Shams had his rheumatology training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Following his rheumatology training, he became a faculty member for one year and then moved back to St. Agnes Hospital where he had his residency in internal medicine. Dr. Shams started a rheumatology program at St. Agnes Hospital and trained medical residents at that institution for 30 years. He also started an arthritis clinic at St. Agnes Hospital where he took care of indigent patients with rheumatic diseases. Dr. Shams is a Founding Fellow of American College of Rheumatology and has dedicated his life to care for patients with rheumatic diseases and teaching of medical residents for which he received numerous awards.

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Specialties

  • Rheumatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Agnes Hospital

Education and training

  • Johns Hopkins University, Fellowship in Rheumatology
  • Medical School - Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Agnes Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine

Awards and publications

  • Baltimore Magazine Top Doctors of 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Founding Fellow of American College of Rheumatology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1609953140

Office locations

AOP Center

716 Maiden Choice Lane, Suite 301

Baltimore, MD 21228

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Dr Shams is wonderful! Very kind and knowledgeable..
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Doctor is very knowledgable and kind. I don't dread my appointments. I just wish he was open on Fridays but you know what, he's so good. I'll make whatever day he is available work.
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He was so nice. Professional and I felt very at easy
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I was seen at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Mayo kept me at the clinic for a week, they ran MRIs, CT Scans, X-rays, Blood tests. Dr. Sham saw me for 5 minutes: no x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs-looked at me.He decided Mayo Clinic and the University of MN Hospitals were wrong in my diagnosis that I have been treated for the last 30 years with 8 prior Rheumatologists. Over this time, I have had every side effect known to my autoimmune disease.
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very good service.
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They were running behind but kept me informed. The staff were friendly and I love that they did the blood work in the office.
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He is so good hate to give him 5 stars...as then can't have all to myself...
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excellent
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He was one of the most knowledgeable doctor that I have ever been to.
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First visit. No complaints. I was expecting a more modern facility but it was clean and orderly. The staff was kind and personable.
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