Frehiywot Ayele, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine


Dr. Ayele received her medical degree from Addis Ababa University School of Medicine in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This was followed by a three year residency in Internal Medicine also in Addis Ababa. She worked as an internist for three years before moving to the United States in 2006. She then completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Ayele undertook her Rheumatology Fellowship training at Emory University from 2011-2013 and joined the faculty starting in July of 2013. Dr. Ayele is particularly interested in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Dr. Ayele is based at the Emory Clinic at Emory University Hospital. In addition, she attends the Grady Rheumatology Clinic and is involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows.

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