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Medical Honorary Chair Shazia Bég MD


Dr. Shazia Bég is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the joints, muscles and bones. Dr. Bég's clinical interests include inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis and non-inflammatory conditions such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. She also manages connective tissue diseases such as lupus, scleroderma and sjogren's syndrome.

Dr. Bég received her M.D. degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University, where she also did her Internal Medicine residency and was named to the University's Gold Humanism Honor Society for her excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. Dr. Bég completed a clinical fellowship in rheumatology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Dr. Bég is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and The International Society of Clinical Densitometry. She has volunteered at clinics for the underserved and during her fellowship conducted research to study disparities in access to care in minorities with lupus. Dr. Bég aims to make a difference by taking care of the growing segment of population with arthritis and rheumatism, helping improve their quality of life and wellbeing.

A Word From Dr. Bég
"Dr. Bég supports the Arthritis Foundation because she shares the organization's enthusiasm and dedication to arthritis - by promoting research, public awareness, providing social support and quality medical care to this growing segment of population- so that they can make the most of their lives."

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