Our Doctor

 

Dr. Fehmida Zahabi

Dr. Fehmida Zahabi is a board certified physician of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine and the founder of Texas Rheumatology Care. She has been providing state-of-the-art Rheumatology and Internal Medicine Care in the North Texas area (Dallas, Richardson, Garland, Frisco, Mckinney, Allen) neighboring States, and some international clientele since 1996.

I consider it a privilege to provide patients with care for autoimmune diseases and musculoskeletal conditions. Immunology and Rheumatology continues to make remarkable progress in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Osteoporosis- to name a few. We are learning to recognize and treat and in some cases prevent Inflammatory Musculoskeletal Diseases, thereby improving quality of life preventing disabilities and deformities and increasing longevity. It is a tremendous responsibility to have someone bestow their trust in you as their doctor and I consider it an honor.

Dr. Zahabi is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. She has served in a leadership capacity with various organizations advocating rheumatology care and patient advocacy and access to care, both at the local and national level.

An active member of the Arthritis Foundation of North Texas, she is also the founding member and current president of American Muslim Women Physicians Association.

A sought after and imaginative speaker, she frequently addresses physicians as well as civic groups and faith-based organizations on rheumatalogical diseases and a variety of womens' issues like osteoporosis and bone health. She has also directed conferences for medical residents and community physicians at Baylor hospitals in Garland and Richardson.

Dr. Zahabi is deeply interested in the genetic and immunological basis of diseases in various ethnic groups and strives to incorporate this aspect of rheumatology in individualizing patient care.

Dr. Zahabi completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh where she trained under hematologists researching platelet function and coagulation and bone marrow transplants . Her rheumatology fellowship and training was completed at the University Of Pittsburgh, which is a world-renowned research center for scleroderma and inflammatory muscle diseases as well as systemic lupus erythematosis and rheumatoid arthritis. A major transplant center, the training provided the breath and rigor in immunological and rheumatological diseases and medications.

On a personal note, Dr. Zahabi enjoys travelling, cross-country trekking, collecting art and enjoying good food. Her other academic interests include world history and psychology.

EDUCATION :

1977-1980 St Joseph College For Women, Karachi, Pakistan
1981-1987 Dow Medical College and University of Health Sciences, Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Surgery.
1991-1994 Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Internal Medicine internship and Residency program.
1994-1996 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center covering 6 major teaching hospitals and the VA Hospital. Fellowship in Rheumatology.
1996 Board certified in Rheumatology .
2006 Board recertified in Rheumatology .

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

1992 Platelets and Antiphospholipid Syndrome
1995 Systemic Sclerosis, limited disease and serological markers of Vasculitiis .
2010 Osteoporosis in Southeast Asian women in North Texas Rheumatology Care.

LICENSURE :

1991 -  present Licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania.
1995 -  present Licensed to practice in California .
1996 - present Licensed to practice in Texas.

PROFFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

American College of Rheumatology American College of Internal Medicine American College of Physicians American Medical Association Texas Medical Association Dallas County Medical Society Rheumatology Association of North Texas American Muslim Womens Physician Association Dow Graduates Association of North America Southwest Physician Association

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Medical City Dallas ,Texas. Methodist Richardson Medical Center