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Alireza Meysami, M.D.

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Dr. Meysami is the interim Division head in rheumatology division at Henry Ford Health System and clinical assistant professor of Medicine at Wayne State University. He joined Henry Ford Hospital after finishing his Internal Medicine residency at Framingham Hospital in Massachusetts and fellowship training in Rheumatology at Dartmouth University in 2012. He also finished additional training in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound at Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologist (USSONAR). He was awarded the scholarship for Davidson Fellowship for Entrepreneurs in Digital Health through Henry Ford Innovation Institute. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.

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Complications

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