Jacquelyn Smith MDJacquelyn Smith, MD
Second Year Rheumatology Fellow

Education
Undergraduate: BS, Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Medical School: MD, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Dr. Smith received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky before completing her internal medicine residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. She then completed a year as Chief Resident at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Smith decided to pursue Rheumatology for the diagnostic challenges, complex medical care, and long term patient-physician relationships inherent to the field. She plans to pursue a career as a clinician educator at an academic setting to allow for both clinical practice and resident/medical student education.

Amanda Snyder MDAmanda Snyder, MD
Second Year Rheumatology Fellow

Education
Undergraduate: BS, Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
Residency: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Dr. Snyder chose a career in Rheumatology because she enjoys the challenge of diagnosing and managing complex, chronic medical conditions. She is inspired by the constant evolution of knowledge that drives the field of Rheumatology and is intrigued that rheumatic diseases leave no organ system untouched. Most importantly, she appreciates that a career in Rheumatology will allow her to develop meaningful, long-standing relationships with her patients and their families. Dr. Snyder is excited to return to UNC Chapel Hill to embark upon her journey to becoming a rheumatologist. She enjoys teaching and fostering a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to patient care. Ideally, she would like to remain involved in academics and plans to pursue a clinical position at an academic center upon completion of her fellowship.

Dr EltaraboulsiRami Eltaraboulsi, MD
First Year Rheumatology Fellow

Education
Undergraduate: BS, Biochemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Medical School: MD, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

Dr. Eltaraboulsi grew up in North Carolina and received his medical degree from Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He completed his combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Eltaraboulsi chose to pursue Rheumatology due to its complexity and diagnostic challenges. He also appreciates the strong relationships that rheumatologists have with their patients. He is interested in transitional care as it applies to those with chronic rheumatic conditions. He hopes to pursue a career in clinical Rheumatology in either in academics or private practice upon completion of fellowship.

Dr Ayesha JaleelAyesha Jaleel, MD
First Year Rheumatology Fellow

Education
Undergraduate: BS, Spanish and Biomedical Science, University of South Alabama, AL
Medical School: MD, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Residency: Baptist Brookwood Health, Homewood, AL

Dr. Jaleel is originally from India. She attended college at the University of South Alabama in Mobile where she studied Biomedical Sciences and Spanish. She received her MD degree from the University of Alabama (UAB) in Birmingham, AL, and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Baptist Brookwood Health in Homewood, AL. Dr. Jaleel was the recipient of the ACR RRF Engleman Resident Research Preceptorship under the mentorship of Dr. Ken Saag at UAB. Dr. Jaleel chose a career in Rheumatology because it inspires her daily on an intellectual level due to the complex medical and diagnostic challenges, and it allows her to work with a very special patient population to aid in improve their quality of life.