Dr. Thurayya Arayssi, a distinguished member of our Scientific Advisory Board

SAB Spotlight: Dr Thurayya Arayssi

ScieNFT News Jul 20, 2023

ScieNFT is proud to be working with Dr. Thurayya Arayssi, a distinguished member of our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr. Arayssi is an accomplished physician and scientist with extensive experience in medical education and clinical research. As a Professor of Clinical Medicine and Vice Dean for Academic and Curricular Affairs, she has made significant contributions to the field of internal medicine and rheumatology.

Dr. Arayssi received her medical degree from the American University of Beirut and completed her residency, chief residency, and geriatrics fellowship at the University of Rochester in New York. She then pursued a second fellowship in rheumatology at the National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders (NIAMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, focusing on early arthritis.

Dr. Arayssi has been working in the area of international medical education for almost two decades and has held multiple leadership positions, including Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency Program, Designated Institutional Official (DIO), Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, and more recently, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and CPD. She is interested in physician work-force development and retention in less-resourced countries through the improvement of education and training standards for physicians across the continuum of education. In this capacity, she has been involved in the accreditation of residency programs and CPD programs.

Dr. Arayssi's current research interests focus on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Behcet's disease. She has received funding as the Principal Investigator for her research in RA, and has organized the Middle East Rheumatoid Arthritis Consortium (MERAC), which brings together renowned rheumatologists from the Middle East and the United States to investigate the genetics and clinical characteristics of Arab patients with RA for the purpose of improving their care. She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters in her areas
of expertise, and has received several teaching awards and honors, including being inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Arayssi's expertise and leadership in medical education and clinical research make her an invaluable member of our Scientific Advisory Board. We are proud to have her on our team and look forward to continuing to benefit from her knowledge and expertise.