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 project 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 made several important observations related to this condition. This includes its contribution to Riedel thyroiditis, its potential for causing thoracic aortitis with aortic dissection and its responsiveness to treatment with rituximab. She co-directed the first international symposium on IgG4-RD which was held in October 2011 in Boston. Their effort in recognition of this emerging condition has led to the development of a registry and Disease Responder Index for the disease.
She joined the Emory faculty as Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Division of Rheumatology in November 2013. Since that time she has developed a busy rheumatology practice at The Emory clinic and been involved in clinical education at Grady Hospital for Emory medical students, residents, and fellows.
Dr Khosroshahi is currently working to establish a new clinical and research center for IgG4-related disease in Atlanta. She hopes that with close collaboration between clinicians in multiple specialties at Emory and scientists in Emory’s Lowance Center to be able to diagnose, treat and investigate many unknowns in regard to this novel condition.