Nilofar Syed, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Rheumatic Diseases

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 internal medicine residency training 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. She is currently the Director of Parkland Rheumatology E-Consults.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Syed is a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, as well as the MSK Ultrasound Fellowship Training Committee.

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.


Medical School
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (2007)
Brown University-Internal Medicine (2008), Internal Medicine
Brown University-Internal Medicine (2010), Internal Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2013), Rheumatology

Research Interest

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Crystalline arthropathies
  • Polymyositis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic sclerosis

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Rheumatology (2011)