Melanie Chatterji, MD, FACR • Aaron B. Heath, DO • Rosemarie A. Shaw, CRNP • Robert A. Shaw, MD, FACR

About Us

Robert A. Shaw, MD, FACR

Dr. Robert Shaw Robert Shaw, MD received his medical degree from the University of Liege, Belgium. He completed his internship and residency at the Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, NY. Dr. Shaw had the honor of studying rheumatology under the mentorship of world-renown Johns Hopkins rheumatologist, the late Dr. Mary Betty Stevens. He completed his Rheumatology Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Prior to settling in Maryland, Dr. Shaw was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Dr. Shaw is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. Currently, he serves on the Medical Advisory Board for Arthritis Today magazine. He has been president of the Maryland Society for the Rheumatic Diseases since 1999. He is the past president of the Carroll County Medical Society (2004-2006).

In addition to seeing patients in the office, Dr. Shaw does in-patient consultations at Carroll Hospital Center. He has published numerous journal articles and has lectured both locally and nationally. He also enjoys speaking to community groups about the different forms of arthritis and their treatments. Dr. Shawís philosophy and his primary focus is on early diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatment to insure the best possible outcomes for the patient.

Melanie Chatterji, MD, FACR

Dr. Melanie Chatterji

Melanie Chatterji, MD received her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine, in St. Maarten. She did her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Chatterji completed her Rheumatology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University, also in Philadelphia. She is board-certified in Rheumatology and is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.

Prior to joining Carroll Arthritis, Dr. Chatterji was in private practice in Philadelphia, and most recently in Olney, MD. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in treating the rheumatologic diseases. In addition to patient care, she has been active in educating patients, health care providers, and the community, in order, to raise awareness of common rheumatologic diseases. She has presented multiple hospital grand rounds lectures on various rheumatologic diseases and new treatments. Dr. Chatterji has pursued numerous clinical research projects through grants from the National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. She has numerous years of experience running Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trials for new rheumatologic therapies. She has received an Amgen Rheumatology Fellowship Award for her research work.

In addition to seeing patients in the office, Dr. Chatterji will be available for in-patient hospital consultations at Carroll Hospital Center. With a solid research background and years of private practice experience, Dr. Chatterji can diagnose and treat the rheumatologic diseases and osteoporosis with state of the art therapies.

Aaron B. Heath, D.O.

Aaron B. Heath, D.O.

Dr. Heath received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, where he attained the position of Chief Resident. Dr. Heath completed his Rheumatology Fellowship at the Medical Center in Largo, Florida. He is board-certified in Rheumatology.

Dr. Heath has published numerous journal articles and chapters covering various rheumatological, as well as, general medical conditions. During his fellowship training, he lectured at multiple hospital grand rounds and also directed a rheumatology lecture series for doctors in training. He has presented research posters across the country, winning first place at the American College of Physicians Associates Meeting in Florida in 2013 and at the Largo Medical Center Scholarly Activity Poster Competition in 2015.

In his approach to treating rheumatologic diseases, Dr. Heath brings with him a solid knowledge base, plus enthusiasm and compassion. He employs state-of the-art treatment and diagnostic modalities to optimize outcomes for his patients. Dr. Heath has extensive experience with the use of diagnostic ultrasound for imaging of muscles and joints.

Dr. Heath strives to increase the understanding of a diagnosis, which enables patients to participate more fully in their recovery, while employing therapeutic techniques to help patients feel well and function at their personal best.

Rosemarie Shaw, MS, CRNP

Rose ShawRosemarie A. Shaw, MS, CRNP is an adult nurse practitioner. She graduated with honors from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, where she received her Masterís degree in Nursing. Originally trained as an artist, Rose received her first Bachelorís degree from Towson University. However, a lifelong interest in science and medicine led her to a change in professions.

Her RN degree was received from Essex Community College in Baltimore and her Bachelorís of Nursing was from University of Maryland Baltimore County. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. Rose spent many years as a critical care nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore. As a Nurse Practitioner, she worked in a large primary care practice in Catonsville, prior to joining her husband, Dr. Shaw, in Westminster.

In practice, Rose oversees the DXA and infusion services and is the Research Study Coordinator at Carroll Arthritis, P.A. As a Nurse Practitioner, Rose has the ability and the experience to medically manage the rheumatology patient, along with a focus on patient education. It is important for the patient to fully participate in their plan of care.