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Cynthia Lawrence-Elliot

MD, FACR | Director

Dr Cynthia Lawrence Elliott obtained her undergraduate training at Manhattanville College and her medical degree at Meharry Medical College. She completed preclinical elective studies at Johns Hopkins University and clinical electives at Harvard Medical School. This was followed by an Internal Medicine Residency at New York Medical College and a Rheumatology/Immunology fellowship at Emory University. She is the co-director of North Georgia Rheumatology Group, with her sister, Dr Theresa Lawrence Ford. North Georgia Rheumatology Group an active clinical and research Rheumatology practice with sites on the campuses of Gwinnett Medical Center, at Lawrenceville and Johns Creek/Duluth Georgia. She serves as primary investigator and sub investigator in numerous research studies concerning Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Osteoarthritis, and Gout. She is an advocate for utilizing imaging techniques with ultrasound in diagnosing and treating patients with acute and chronic arthritis.

For 20 years she has promoted patient advocacy through activities with the American College of Rheumatology, and with colleagues from around the world. She is an avid supporter of the rights of underserved populations and has co -sponsored grants and scholarships for Morehouse Medical College Students. She serves as clinical preceptor for students at Morehouse School of Medicine and assists with clinical rotations of medical students in her office. She has served on numerous medical advisory boards and educational committees, including the Sjogrens Foundation and Scleroderma Foundation. She currently serves on the medical advisory board of the Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia chapter and sponsored the Annual Clinical Lupus Symposia in Lawrenceville Georgia. Her greatest personal achievement has been a productive and satisfying professional career balanced with a successful marriage, children, grandchildren and spiritual harmony.