Saira Z. Sheikh, MD


Awards & Involvement
  • Appointed Co-Director of UNC Rheumatology Lupus Clinic
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine [2010]
  • Allergy & Immunology [2013]
  • Rheumatology [2014]
  • MD, King Edward Medical University, 2003
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Arizona, 2006-2009
  • Chief Residency, University of Arizona, 2009-2010
  • Fellowship in Rheumatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010-2013
  • Fellowship in Allergy & Immunology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011-2013
Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Sheikh’s clinical interests are in treating patients with a wide range of rheumatologic, allergic and immunologic conditions. Dr. Sheikh is board certified in Internal Medicine and has an interest in inflammatory arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, allergic rhinitis, urticaria, angioedema, food allergy, and immunodeficiency conditions in adults. Dr. Sheikh is interested in the implementation of immunizations in adults with autoimmune diseases and is involved in promoting awareness about the importance of vaccinations in this target patient population. Dr. Sheikh is also interested in food allergy in adults including alpha gal mammalian meat allergy and studying the effects of oral immunotherapy in adults with peanut allergy. She is working towards expanding research clinical trial programs into adult Allergy and in Rheumatology. She enjoys teaching and is actively involved in the education of medical students, residents and sub-speciality fellows.