Residency, Internal Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Montgomery, AL
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Sana Makhdumi, MD was born and raised in Southern Pakistan where she received her undergraduate education. She earned her MD degree from the prestigious Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. She completed Internal Medicine Residency from the University of Alabama (Montgomery) in 2009. She served as the Chief Resident and Instructor of Medicine at UAB from 2009 – 2010. She went on to complete a clinical Rheumatology Fellowship from Emory University School of Medicine, where she received the Fellows-In –Training award. Dr. Makhdumi graduated from Emory in 2012 and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She relocated to Athens, GA in April of 2013 and started her own Rheumatology practice. During her training she was well respected by her colleagues and patients. She is best known for her in-depth clinical knowledge and warm bedside manners. Dr. Makhdumi is a member of American College of Physicians and American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Makhdumi lives with her husband, Shahzad, and three children in Bogart, GA. She enjoys cooking and watching movies in her spare time.
Dr. Makhdumi‘s primary clinical interest is in diagnosis and management of patients with Systemic Lupus. She presented a case of “Alpha Interferon Induced Lupus Syndrome” at the Georgia Society Of Rheumatology Scientific Meeting in June of 2011. Her research interest is in the area of ethnic disparities in systemic autoimmune diseases.
During her Chief year at UAB and during Fellowship at Emory, Dr. Makhdumi enjoyed teaching medical students and residents alike. Her practice philosophy emphasizes on patient and ancillary staff education. “As my patients deal with chronic illness, making them aware of their disease process, and educating them about treatment options empowers the patient to make informed decisions. They serve as a key member and partner in the medical team managing their illness.” – Dr. Sana Makhdumi