Nilofar Syed, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Crystalline Arthropathies


Nilofar Syed, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in rheumatoid arthritis, crystalline arthropathies, and vasculitis.

Born in Baroda, India, Dr. Syed holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and earned her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed an internal medicine residency at Brown University, followed by advanced training through a fellowship in rheumatic and immunologic diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in rheumatology, Dr. Syed joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2014.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Syed is the Director of Rheumatology E-Consults at Parkland Memorial Hospital. She is a member of the MSK Ultrasound Fellowship Training Committee. Her interests include clinical medicine, teaching, and research.

Dr. Syed is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. She is also a member of the American College of Physicians, the Dallas County Medical Society, and the Texas Medical Association.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2011-2013), Rheumatology
  • Residency - Brown University-Internal Medicine (2007-2010), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (2002-2007)
  • Internship - Brown University-Internal Medicine (2007-2008), Internal Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Polymyositis
  • Crystalline arthropathies
  • Autoimmune diseases

Clinical Focus

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Crystalline Arthropathies
  • Vasculitis

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