Rabheh Abdul Aziz MD, MS

Rabheh Abdul Aziz

Rabheh Abdul Aziz
MD, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Rheumatology; Pediatrics

Contact Information
UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-6240
Fax: (716) 323-0296
rabhehab@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Education and Training:

  • MS, Medical Science, Ohio State University (2016)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Rheumatology, Ohio State University (2016)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Damascus University (2005)
  • MD, Medicine, Damascus University (2000)

Employment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2016-present)
  • Clinical Director, Rheumatology, Oishei Children‘s Outpatient Center (2016-present)
  • Attending Physician, Rheumatology, UBMD Pediatrics, Oishei Children's Hospital (2016-present)
  • Pediatric Specialist, Ministry of Health Hospital, Saudi Arabia (2005–2010)
  • Volunteer Pediatrician, Damascus Country Side, Syria (2005)

Awards and Honors:

  • Damascus University: Top 20 Medical School Students (2000)
  • Damascus University: Student Exchange Program with Egypt (1999)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • May 2015–April 2017
    Complement C4 in Disease Risk and Pathogenesis of Juvenile Dermatomyositis
    CureJM Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator

Journal Articles:

Books and Book Chapters:

  • Abdul Aziz R, Spencer C. "How to Diagnose and Treat Juvenile Dermatomyositis". Dermatomyositis: Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Treatment Options. 2017.

Abstracts:

  • Abdul Aziz R, Spencer CH, Bout-Tabaku S, Yu CY, Adler B, Lintner KE, Moore-Clingenpeel M. The Role of Muscle MRI in Detecting a Flare-up of Juvenile Dermatomyositis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016; 68(S10).
  • Abdul Aziz R, Christman A, Jones K, Ardoin SP, Bout-Tabaku SM. Pre-Visit Planning and Quality Improvement in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.. Arthritis Rheum. 2014; 66(Sup 3).

Professional Memberships:

  • Pediatric Rheumatology Care and Outcomes Improvement Network (2013–2016)
  • Saudi Council of Health Specialists (2005–2012)
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance
  • Syrian Association of Pediatrics

Presentations:

  • "What You Need to Know About SLE and KIA" Pediatric Resident Lecture, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2017)
  • "What Unusual Kidney Disease Would You See in Lupus?" Research Day, University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Cell-Bound Levels of Complement Activation Products on Erythrocytes E-C4d and E-C3d May Reflect Disease Complications of Juvenile Dermatomyositis" Global Conference on Myositis (2017)
  • "Low Gene Copy Number of Total C4 and Complement C4A Deficiency Are Strong Genetic Risk Factors for Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies of European Ancestry" Global Conference on Myositis (2017)
  • "Periodic Fever and Autoinflammatory Syndromes" 1st Year Medical Student Lecture, University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Critical Cases in Rheumatology" PICU Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2016)
  • "The Role of Muscle MRI in Detecting a Flare-up of Juvenile Dermatomyositis" Annual Conference, American College of Rheumatology (2016)
  • "JIA at the Age of Biologics" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (2016)
  • "A Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Follow-Up with an Urinalysis in Henoch-Schönlein Purpura: A Retrospective Review and Prospective Study" 23rd Congress, Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (2016)
  • "Current Issues in Pediatric Rheumatology" Bi-Monthly Meeting, Buffalo Pediatric Society (2016)
  • "Juvenile Dermatomyositis" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2016)
  • "Spondyloarthropathy in Children" Pediatric and Adult Rheumatology Grand Rounds, Ohio State University (2015)
  • "Complement Abnormalities in Children with Lupus and Dermatomyositis" Pediatric and Adult Rheumatology Grand Rounds, Ohio State University (2014)
  • "Pre-Visit Planning and Quality Improvement in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis" Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium, American College of Rheumatology (2014)
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Service Activities:

  • American College of Rheumatology: Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA); Participant (2015)
  • Pediatric Rheumatology Care and Outcomes Improvement Network: Annual Meeting (Cincinnati, OH); Participant (2015)
  • American College of Rheumatology: Annual Meeting (Boston, MA); Participant (2014)
  • Pediatric Rheumatology Care and Outcomes Improvement Network: Annual Meeting (Cincinnati, OH); Participant (2014)
  • Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance: Annual Meeting (Orlando, FL); Participant (2014)
  • Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal; Peer Reviewer (2014–2017)
  • American College of Rheumatology: Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA); Participant (2013)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: Research; Volunteer (2012–2013)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: Pediatrics Ward; Volunteer (2012)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Volunteer (2012)

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Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-6240
Fax: (716) 323-0296
rabhehab@buffalo.edu

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