Dr. James Son

Contact: (410) 583-2604  |  Assistant: Amy Jones
Specialties:  Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Undergraduate School: Georgia Institute of Technology
Residency: Internal Medicine at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles
Fellowship in Rheumatology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Rheumatology,  Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification in Rheumatology (RhMSUS)

Dr. Son graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He attended the Medical College of Georgia and subsequently completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. 

Dr. Son participated in research at the CDC in Atlanta from 2010-2012 and is the author of multiple publications in the field of Rheumatology. He completed a fellowship in Rheumatology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Son and his wife, Dr. Sun Jung (Sunny) Oh, are both natives of Georgia. Sunny is a second year Fellow in Gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Publications:   Journal Articles


  • Low levels of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) 3.1 associated with diseases other than rheumatoid arthritis James J Son, Mariko Ishimori, James Mirocha, Michael H Weisman, Lindsy J Forbess, Medicine, 4/23/2021
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Common Variable Immunodeficiency  Antoine Azar, Nawras Aldaoud, Dylan Hardenbergh, Rebecca Krimins, James Son, Jennifer Shiroky, Homa Timlin, Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 3/23/2021
  • Snap, Crackle, and Pop: From a Painful Finger to Progressive Dyspnea to Popping Neck Pain. Lauren N Smith, Ana-Maria Orbai, James J. Son, Jemima Albayda, Roberto Zapata, Tianshi David Wu, Noah Lechtzin, Allan C Gelber. Am J Med. 2023 Feb;136(2):143-146.


Abstracts/Posters:   Research History
  • The Newest Generation Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP) 3.1 Assay in the Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis Son J, Ishimori M, Forbess LJ, American College of Rheumatology, Chicago, IL, 10/2018
  • Spondyloarthritis Following Treatment with Vedolizumab in a Patient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Son J, Scaramangas-Plumley D, Melmed G, Weisman, MH, American College of Physicians, San Diego, CA, 10/2016
    • Transfusional Iron Overload In An Adult Sickle Cell Disease Population: Epidemiology, Prevalence, and Management Son J, Xu H, Barrett N, Bowman L, Wells L, Clair B, Kutlar, A, American Society of Hematology, New Orleans, LA, 12/2013
  • ORISE Research FellowResearch Fellow at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, GA) in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch. 2010 - 2012