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.