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Aaliya Yaqub MD

Aaliya Yaqub MD

Dr. Aaliya Yaqub MD, is an internist and postdoctoral research fellow in the department of Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She graduated from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and subsequently completed an internal medicine residency at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. She will be starting rheumatology fellowship at UCLA in the summer of 2013. Dr. Yaqub is actively involved in clinical and epidemiologic research on multiple autoimmune connective tissue diseases including systemic sclerosis and dermatomyositis. She is also involved in clinical trials investigating new potential therapies for scleroderma and additionally has a keen interest in inflammatory skin disorders.

Dr. Yaqub has loved writing since her days as an English major at Rice University and has published select poems in medical journals and newspapers. She has a passion for global health, living a healthy lifestyle and educating others about health-related topics.

She and her husband, Mamoon, a venture capitalist, are expecting their first baby later this month.

You can find Dr. Yaqub on Twitter as @DrAaliya.

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Blog Posts by Aaliya Yaqub MD

  • Five Things to Do Before You Get Pregnant

    Five Things to Do Before You Get Pregnant

    So you’re ready to be a parent. Congratulations! That’s a big decision. To give yourself the best chance for a healthy pregnancy and baby, there are a few things to do before you get pregnant. 1. Go see your doctor before you conceive. This preconception visit with your OB, family physician, internist or other care […]

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  • Pregnant in Rural Borneo: My Introduction to Orangutans and the ‘Evil Palm’

    Pregnant in Rural Borneo: My Introduction to Orangutans and the ‘Evil Palm’

    The Borneo rainforest is 130 million years old making it the oldest rainforest in the world.  It is home to 15,000 species of flowering plants, 3,000 trees species, 221 species of terrestrial mammals and 420 species of birds.  It is one of the only remaining natural habitats for the endangered Orangutan.  In Indonesian, the word […]

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  • Green Smoothies: A Pregnancy Must-Have to give Baby a Healthy Start

    Green Smoothies: A Pregnancy Must-Have to give Baby a Healthy Start

    Growing a baby is hard work, I can attest to that.  Pregnancy is such a special time in a woman’s life, but it comes with a great deal of responsibility.  As a first time expectant mom, I sometimes find myself struggling to ensure that I am eating a healthy, balanced diet full of the key […]

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  • Pregnant in Rural Borneo: What I Learned About Doctoring

    Pregnant in Rural Borneo: What I Learned About Doctoring

    I never planned on getting pregnant and travelling to a third world country for a medical service trip.  It just happened that way. As a third year internal medicine resident at Stanford Hospital, I applied for a 6 week global health fellowship that would allow me to work in a remote rural clinic in Borneo, […]

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  • Keeping Baby’s Skin Healthy Means Going Minimal and Natural

    Keeping Baby’s Skin Healthy Means Going Minimal and Natural

    Everyone has heard the phrase ‘soft as a baby’s bottom’.  As a society, we cherish the belief that babies have the most perfect skin.  In fact, as we age, it becomes the ideal touted by anti-aging products and the media.  It is certainly a romantic notion, but infant skin is not completely resilient and fully […]

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