Saima Chohan, MD

Saima Chohan, MD

  • M.D. – The University of Cincinnati– Cincinnati, OH
  • Internal Medicine Residency – Riverside Methodist Hospital – Columbus, OH
  • Fellowship in Rheumatology – The University of Chicago — Chicago, IL
  • NIH-sponsored degree in Clinical Research
  • Board Certification – Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification – Rheumatology
  • Languages – English; Urdu

Dr. Chohan joined AARA in June 2013 from The University of Chicago, where she was on faculty for 9 years. In the academic setting, she was the Medical Director of the Rheumatology Clinic. She served as the Assistant Program Director for the rheumatology fellowship and was the Course Director for medical students and residents in rheumatology. She is accomplished in a number of areas and is well published in crystalline arthritis (gout), with both a number of publications in international level journals and book chapters. She has been an invited speaker at national meetings. She has completed an NIH- sponsored degree in clinical research and has been involved in a number of clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and gout. She specializes in all aspects of clinical rheumatology such as crystalline arthritis (gout, pseudogout), all forms of arthritis, vasculitis, inflammatory myositis, osteoporosis, connective tissue diseases including lupus, sarcoidosis and soft tissue disorders. She currently is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and remains committed to volunteer work at health care clinics in the area.

AARA Locations: Paradise Valley and Glendale

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Although each of us came to the group from different backgrounds and experiences, we share a vision about how to deliver our services to those who need them in our community. It is centered on effectiveness and efficiency provided in a caring and civil environment. It was the challenges of diagnosing and customizing treatment to the individual that drew us to rheumatology. The evolution of our technology sustains the hope that we can make a difference every day to our patients.