Patient Care

Rheumatologists are experts in treating arthritis and autoimmune diseases. Rheumatologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat inflammatory diseases of the joints and soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones), and care for patients with arthritis, gout, tendonitis and a variety of other joint and connective tissue disorders.

Inflammation of the joints, muscles and other soft tissues are caused by wear and tear, infection, or disorders of the immune system, called autoimmune diseases. These latter conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, polymyositis, polymyalgia rheumatica, and many forms of vasculitis. Recent advancements in understanding the causes of arthritis led to the introduction of new medications that revolutionized the treatment of many debilitating joint diseases.

Our Team

Fatme A Allam, MD

Fatme A Allam, MD
Appointed 11/19/01
Women's Health Network
8310B Weiskotten Hall
766 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
315 464-3836

Current Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Chief of Rheumatology, Syracuse VA Medical Center

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Medicine: Rheumatology

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Medicine


Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
  • MD: St Joseph's University Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon, 1991

Specialties & Certification

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Bone Infection
  • Bursitis
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Costochondritis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fatigue
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Gout
  • Immune Abnormalities
  • Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)
  • Infections of Bones and Joints
  • Jumper's Knee
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Stenosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Muscle Cramps and Spasms
  • Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget's Disease of Bone
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
  • Polymyosits
  • Psoriasis
  • Recurrent/Persistent Fevers
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica
  • Scleroderma
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Slipped Disk or Herniated Disk
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sprains
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Uveitis
  • Wrist Sprain


  • Adults


  • Bone Density Testing
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Laboratory Services
  • Primary Care
  • Steroid Injections
  • Urine Protein Test
  • X-Ray

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
  • VA Medical Center

Languages Spoken (Other Than English)

  • French
  • Arabic


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