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Melissa L. Hawkins-Holt, MD

Academic Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Education and Training

College:  Franklin and Marshall College 1989 - 1993, Bachelor of Arts in Biology/Psychology

Medical School:  University of Maryland School of Medicine 1993-1997

Internship/Residency:  University of Maryland Medical System 1997-2001 - combined program in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine

Fellowship:  University of Maryland Medical System 2001-2003 - Rheumatology


Dr. Melissa Hawkins-Holt specializes in adult and pediatric rheumatology.  She maintains a busy private practice and sees both adult and pediatric patients with rheumatolgic disease.  However, when she is at the University of Maryland she specializes in caring for children with rheumatologic disease.  She cares for pediatric patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, uveitis,  systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, rheumatic fever, HSP, vasculitis, and fibromyalgia, as well as numerous other pediatric rheumatologic conditions. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

Pediatric Rheumatology

Clinical Specialty Details

Dr. Hawkins-Holt cares for a variety of pediatric rheumatologic diseases.  These include:

-juvenile idiopathic arthritis

-systemic lupus




-rheumatic fever


-Sjogren's Syndrome

-Positive ANA tests

-Growing pains, Benign hypermobility

Awards and Affiliations

Dr. Hawkins-Holt has been placed on the "Top Doc" list for Baltimore magazine for many years under the specialty of Pediatric Rheumatology.  She was most recently given this award in the November 2017 edition. 


She has been a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology since 2001.

In the News

Dr. Hawkins-Holt has been named a "Top Doc" in Pediatric Rheumatology for many years, also making the list in the latest publication from November 2017.

Professional Activity

Arthritis Care Specialists 2003-current - private practice specializing in adult and pediatric rheumatology

University of Maryland Pediatric Rheumatology 2003-current - works in Pediatric Rheumatology Subspecialty Clinic and does inpatient Pediatric Rheumatology Consults - also teaches Pediatric Rheumatology to adult rheumatology fellows and pediatric residents

Works as a "moonlighter" in the University of Maryland Pediatric ED - caring for pediatric patients in the ED and teaches residents