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Arinola Dada, MD, FACR.

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Dr. Arinola Dada is a highly accomplished rheumatologist with a diverse background and a deep commitment to patient care and research. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, she earned her undergraduate and MD degrees from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Dr. Dada then returned to the United States to further her medical training, completing her Internal Medicine residency at the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh (now University of Pittsburgh) and subsequently pursuing a Fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Dr. Dada holds board certifications in Rheumatology and Clinical Densitometry, showcasing her expertise in the field. With over two decades of experience as a practicing rheumatologist since 2001, she not only excels in her role but also wears multiple hats as a dedicated mother, a passionate teacher, a mentor, and a sought-after speaker.
Her journey began as a science researcher, and she later joined the University of Washington as a clinical instructor in Rheumatology, further enriching her knowledge and sharing it with others.
Dr. Dada's clinical interests span a wide range, including Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Gout, Psoriatic arthritis, Uveitis, Myositis, Antiphospholipid Antibodies, Systemic Lupus, and Osteoporosis. Her extensive expertise makes her a valuable resource for patients seeking specialized care.
She is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and actively participates in numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Rheumatology, Washington Rheumatology Alliance, and the Arthritis Foundation. Dr. Dada also serves as a committee chairperson for the Association of Women in Rheumatology (AWIR), demonstrating her commitment to advancing women in the field of rheumatology.
In addition to her clinical work and commitment to patient education, Dr. Dada is a paid speaker on both local and national circuits, including engagements at the American College of Physicians' annual meeting and the American College of Rheumatology. Her expertise and engaging speaking style have made her a sought-after presenter at prestigious medical conferences.
Furthermore, Dr. Dada is leading Overlake Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center (OAOC) in bringing clinical research opportunities to patients in the Seattle area, contributing to the advancement of medical knowledge and treatment options.
Her exceptional contributions to rheumatology have earned her numerous accolades, including being recognized as a Top Doc for multiple years in Arthritis Today, participating in the National Arthritis Foundation's 'My Doc Rocks' program, and receiving accolades in the Seattle Met magazine. Dr. Arinola Dada's unwavering dedication to patient care, education, research, and her impactful speaking engagements make her a respected and invaluable figure in the field of rheumatology.

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