Dr. Lai earned a medical degree from the University of SintCQ Eustatius School of Medicine in Cole Bay, St. Maarten.
He then spent one-year post-graduate in clinical research at Jerome Greene Sjogren’s Center at Johns Hopkins University before he completed his residency in internal medicine at Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore.
Dr. Lai then went on to complete his fellowship in rheumatology at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.
Dr. Lai is known for his practical evidence-based approach to medicine. He specializes connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythromatosus, Sjogren’s disease, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout and all other rheumatologic conditions.
Dr. Lai has participated in research assignments, abstracts and publications, and nonresearch-related academic activities. Outside of his medical practice, Dr. Lai has become a permanent fixture within the Great Falls community through leading and organizing Tai Chi and badminton clubs.