Arezou Khosroshahi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Dr. Arezou Khosroshahi received her medical degree from Tehran University Medical School in Iran. After finishing a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Transplantation Center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, she completed her Internal Medicine training at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University. Upon completion of her clinical Rheumatology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, she became involved in an exciting clinical research focused on a newly recognized condition called IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD). Their group was one of the first in the country to become aware of and focus on this condition.
Dr Khosroshahi’s efforts in understanding different aspects of IgG4-RD over the past 8 years led to important contributions to the field of IgG4-RD including adding new clinical manifestations to the list of organs involved with this protean disease and its responsiveness to B cell depletion. She co-directed the first two international symposiums on IgG4-RD to bring investigators from all around the world together and helped to establish the name of the disease, pathology statements for the diagnosis of this condition and guidelines on the management of IgG4-RD. She is currently an active member of an international committee for development of classification criteria and validation of IgG4-RD responder index.
Dr Khosroshahi has established an IgG4-RD clinic at Emory since her arrival in 2013. This clinic is one of the few in the United States to evaluate and treat patients with IgG4-RD. Patients have the option to participate in multiple research projects related to this condition. She has developed close collaboration between clinicians in multiple specialties at Emory and scientists in Emory’s Lowance Immunology Center to be able to diagnose, treat and investigate many unknowns in regards to this novel condition.
She has been involved in Lupus Clinic at Grady Hospital in the past 4 years and recently established a new Lupus Clinic at Emory. She is the principle investigator for clinical trial in lupus and working closely with her colleagues Drs Lim and Sanz to help understand many different aspects of lupus with particular interest in treatment.
Dr Khosroshahi has a particular interest in clinical education and works closely with Emory medical students, residents, and fellows at Grady Hospital and Emory University. She serves as the Associate Program Director for Rheumatology Fellowship at Emory University.