Program Testimonials


During our monthly grand rounds, we have the opportunity to meet national experts in the field of rheumatology. At journal clubs, we interact and discuss multiple cutting-edge articles with the attendings, as well as the guest speaker of the month. We also see diverse and fascinating cases in multiple clinics and attend conferences throughout fellowship, including ACR and the state-of-the-art clinical symposium."

Shirin Bagheri, MD


With weekly conferences, monthly grand rounds, and guest speakers from all over the world, I have had the pleasure of working with amazing physicians. While there is still much to be learned in the realm of rheumatology, I have gained a certain degree of confidence that I never knew I had before I came here."

Vaneet Sandhu, MD


Teaching by both academic and private rheumatologists means that one not only learns the science of rheumatology, but also the bread-and-butter of private practice, including a chance to shadow private physicians and learn about office management and billing. In journal club, we discussed several articles with opportunities to learn how the information in the articles applies to practice. I thought this was much more useful than analyzing one article to pieces. Also, the articles were always diverse, covering topics in both basic science and clinical rheumatology. More than two years since graduation, I still try not to miss these meetings. All of us got to attend ACR, regardless of our year. A private attending covered the ward! I think this was exceptional and truly appreciated."

Nazanin Firooz, MD

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Rheumatology Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai, please call or send us a message.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Becker Building, B131
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Mariko Ishimori, MD Director, Division of Rheumatology