Megan Lockwood, MD| Rheumatology | MedStar Health

Megan Lockwood, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (354 reviews)

Specialties: Rheumatology

Languages: English


About me

Dr. Megan Lockwood is a rheumatologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University.

Dr. Lockwood sees patients in the rheumatology practice at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital where she is the director of the Lupus Program. She is actively involved in clinical research trials to investigate therapies for systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic sclerosis.

Dr. Lockwood cares for patients with all types of rheumatic disease, with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Lockwood's clinical and research interests are in systemic lupus erythematosus, pregnancy in rheumatic disease, antiphospholipid syndrome, and osteoporosis.

Nationally, Dr. Lockwood is actively involved with the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). She currently serves on the national taskforce developing updated guidelines for the treatment of Lupus Nephritis. She was previously a member of the ACR’s Fellows-in-Training Subcommittee, part of the Committee on Training and Workforce. She previously served as Associate Editor of Rheumatology for

Dr. Lockwood is from Portland, Oregon and attended Portland State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree with Honors in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Physics and served as a volunteer with AmeriCorps. She then served in the United States Peace Corps as a science teacher in rural Ghana for over two years. She earned her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Lockwood completed residency in internal medicine at University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Lockwood completed her rheumatology fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital, the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where she continues in her role as online teaching faculty for the Training-to-Teachers program.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogrens
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Vasculitis
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acute Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anti Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Aortic Arteritis
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of Multiple Joints
  • Arthropathy
  • Behcet Syndrome
  • Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
  • Cogan's Syndrome (CS)
  • Cranial Arteritis
  • Crest
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Cutaneous Vasculitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
  • Enthesitis
  • Erythema Nodosum
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gonococcal Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis
  • Iga Vasculitis
  • Igg 4 Related Diseases
  • Inflammatory Myopathy
  • Inflammatory Polyarthropathy
  • Isolated Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Joint Disorder Of Multiple Joints
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Swelling
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Macrophage Activation Syndrome
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Monoarticular Arthritis
  • Myositis
  • Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Periodic Fever Syndromes
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polyarthralgia
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Polychondritis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Positive Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) Test
  • Post Infectious Arthritis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogrens
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovitis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Systemic Scleroderma
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tophus
  • Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis
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Procedures I perform

  • Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) Blood Test
  • Biologic Therapy For Rheumatologic Diseases
  • Joint Injection
  • Non Surgical Management Of Osteoarthritis
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 6th Floor
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 877-625-1471

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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Anthem (POS & Open Access POS) BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Beech Street PPO
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Choice
    • Anthem HMO - BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Anthem Plus BCBS of VA HealthKeepers Plus
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • I-SNP
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • United Navigate
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • United Golden Rule
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Kaiser Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • D-SNP)
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • United Choice Plus
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Virginia Premier
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Tricare for Life East
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Cigna EPO
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • United Optimum Choice
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • United Student Resources
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO


Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Fellowship Program: Massachusetts General Hospital (2021)

Residency Program: University of California San Francisco (2018)

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University (2015)

News and publications

  1. Bass AR, Chakravarty E, Akl EA, Bingham CO, Calabrese L, Cappelli LC, Johnson SR, Imundo LF, Winthrop KL, Arasaratnam RJ, Baden LR, Berard R, Bridges SL Jr, Cheah JTL, Curtis JR, Ferguson PJ, Hakkarinen I, Onel KB, Schultz G, Sivaraman V, Smith BJ, Sparks JA, Vogel TP, Williams EA, Calabrese C, Cunha JS, Fontanarosa J, Gillispie-Taylor MC, Gkrouzman E, Iyer P, Lakin KS, Legge A, Lo MS, Lockwood MM, Sadun RE, Singh N, Sullivan N, Tam H, Turgunbaev M, Turner AS, Reston J. 2022 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for Vaccinations in Patients With Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2023 Mar;75(3):333-348.

  2. Lockwood MM, Wallwork RS, Lima K, Dua AB, Seo P, Bolster MB. Telemedicine in Adult Rheumatology: In Practice and in Training. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022 Aug;74(8):1227-1233. 

  3. Stone JH, Frigault MJ, Serling-Boyd NJ, Fernandes AD, Harvey L, Foulkes AS, Horick NK, Healy BC, Shah R, Bensaci AM, Woolley AE, Nikiforow S, Lin N, Sagar M, Schrager H, Huckins DS, Axelrod M, Pincus MD, Fleisher J, Sacks CA, Dougan M, North CM, Halvorsen YD, Thurber TK, Dagher Z, Scherer A, Wallwork RS, Kim AY, Schoenfeld S, Sen P, Neilan TG, Perugino CA, Unizony SH, Collier DS, Matza MA, Yinh JM, Bowman KA, Meyerowitz E, Zafar A, Drobni ZD, Bolster MB, Kohler M, D'Silva KM, Dau J, Lockwood MM, Cubbison C, Weber BN, Mansour MK; BACC Bay Tocilizumab Trial Investigators. Efficacy of Tocilizumab in Patients Hospitalized with Covid-19. N Engl J Med. 2020 Dec 10;383(24):2333-2344. 

  4. Lockwood MM, Miloslavsky E. What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? In: Bolster MB and Stern TA, eds. Facing Rheumatoid Arthritis. Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy; 2020. 

  5. Shakil S, Lockwood M, Grady D. Persistence of Sexual Harassment and Gender Bias in Medicine Across Generations-Us Too. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Mar 1;178(3):324-325. 

  6. Lockwood MM, O'Malley PG. Admitting What We Do Not Know in Rheumatologic Disease: The First Step Toward Learning More. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 May 1;178(5):722-723. 

  7. Lockwood MM, Graf, JD. Approach to Rheumatology Labs. In UCSF Hospitalist Handbook, 4th Edition, edited by Mookherjee S, Lai C, Rennke S. San Francisco: UCSF press, 2018.

  8. Lockwood MM, Goglin SE. Approach to Joint Pain. In UCSF Hospitalist Handbook, 4th Edition, edited by Mookherjee S, Lai C, Rennke S. San Francisco: UCSF press, 2018.

  9. Lockwood MM, Goglin SE. Rheumatoid Arthritis. In UCSF Hospitalist Handbook, 4th Edition, edited by Mookherjee S, Lai C, Rennke S. San Francisco: UCSF press, 2018.

  10. Lockwood MM, Goglin SE. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. In UCSF Hospitalist Handbook, 4th Edition, edited by Mookherjee S, Lai C, Rennke S. San Francisco: UCSF press, 2018.

  11. Lockwood MM, Senter C. Osteoarthritis. In UCSF Hospitalist Handbook, 4th Edition, edited by Mookherjee S, Lai C, Rennke S. San Francisco: UCSF press, 2018.

  12. Lockwood MM, Askin E. Oral Corticosteroids. In UCSF Hospitalist Handbook, 4th Edition, edited by Mookherjee S, Lai C, Rennke S. San Francisco: UCSF press, 2018.

  13. Lockwood MM, Gensler LS. Nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Dec;31(6):816-829. 

  14. Lockwood MM, Smith GA, Tanenbaum J, Lubelski D, Seicean A, Pace J, Benzel EC, Mroz TE, Steinmetz MP. Screening via CT angiogram after traumatic cervical spine fractures: narrowing imaging to improve cost effectiveness. Experience of a Level I trauma center. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Mar;24(3):490-5.

  15. Alvin MD, Miller JA, Sundar S, Lockwood M, Lubelski D, Nowacki AS, Scheman J, Mathews M, McGirt MJ, Benzel EC, Mroz TE. The impact of preoperative depression on quality of life outcomes after posterior cervical fusion. Spine J. 2015 Jan 1;15(1):79-85.

  16. Lockwood M, Giraldi E. Commentary on "Rickenbacher et al. Fundoplication versus medical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease: systematic review and meta-analysis." Surg Endosc. doi: 10.1007/s00464-013-3140-z. Surg Endosc. 2014 Jun;28(6):2001.

  17. Eakin K, Baratz-Goldstein R, Pick CG, Zindel O, Balaban CD, Hoffer ME, Lockwood M, Miller J, Hoffer BJ. Efficacy of N-acetyl cysteine in traumatic brain injury. PLoS One. 2014 Apr 16;9(4).

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  • Mar 4, 2024

    Dr. Lockwood has reviewed all notes from other MD prior to visit. Considers total medical condition.

  • Mar 4, 2024

    An excellent interaction with Dr. Lockwood. I feel that she will provide excellent management of my condition.

  • Feb 12, 2024

    Dr Lockwood is very caring, compassionate and knowledgeable. She listens well and offers great advice. I feel very fortunate to have her as my doctor.