Welcome our new faculty member, Saira Sheikh, MD

We are pleased to have Saira Sheikh, M.D. on our team as a clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, and as a member of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center.

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Dr. Sheikh (right) enjoying a little downtime at Rock the Joint, the center's fundraiser, this past June. Pictured with Dr. Sheikh from left to right, Dr. Jen Rogers and Dr. Joanne Jordan .
Dr. Sheikh has been part of our family as a clinical Fellow in Rheumatology and in Allergy/Immunology for the past three years, and her dual training and experience enables her to provide excellent patient care in both the Rheumatology and Allergy clinics.  In addition to caring for patients in both of our clinics, she has expanded our research clinical trial programs into adult Allergy and in Rheumatology.

"I am thrilled to join the faculty at UNC and the Thurston Arthritis Research Center. I look forward to continuing the advancement of the center's mission by providing state-of-the-art care to our patients and constantly striving to bring new and innovative treatment approaches to our patients. As a clinical immunologist with dual training in Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology, I am privileged to have the opportunity to take care of patients with a wide range of allergic, immunologic and rheumatologic diseases. "

When she isn't working, Dr. Sheikh loves spending time with her husband and four year old son.  As a family, they travel around the world and are always looking for new places to visit and explore.

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Dr. Sheikh!