Ayesha A Iqbal, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine


Dr. Iqbal graduated from the Medical College of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University in Pune, India. She underwent a year of post graduate training in the Ophthalmology program at King Edward Memorial Hospital in Pune before moving to the United States. At Emory University, she completed her post graduate training in Internal Medicine in 2004 followed by a Rheumatology fellowship. She transitioned to full-time faculty after completion of her fellowship in 2006.

Dr. Iqbal is primarily based at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). She is responsible for the outpatient and inpatient Rheumatology consult service at the Atlanta VAMC. She is also involved in teaching medical students and residents throughout various departments of the School of Medicine.

Dr. Iqbal's clinical interest lies in inflammatory eye diseases and their management. She has an inflammatory eye diseases clinic at VAMC and works closely with the eye clinic there. She is also interested in Musculoskeletal (Msk) Ultrasound. She currently has an ultrasound clinic at the VAMC and is actively involved in teaching the Msk Ultrasound process to the Rheumatology fellows.