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Dr. Zaki Abou Zahr

Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr. Zaki Abou Zahr is a consultant rheumatologist with 7 years of experience in the U.S. His special interest is in musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Dr. Abou Zahr earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut and completed his internal medicine residency at a Johns Hopkins-affiliated hospital in Baltimore where he worked with several world-renowned rheumatologists. He then completed his Rheumatology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, before joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor, where he introduced musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Other career highlights include serving as Director for Rheumatology Training at Hennepin County Medical Center and Director of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training for the University of Minnesota Rheumatology Fellowship program.

Dr. Abou Zahr also chairs two national continuing medical education (CME) courses in the U.S. covering musculoskeletal ultrasound.


  • Knee pain, joint pain, degenerative joint disease
  • Ultrasound guided musculoskeletal interventions
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, Spondylarthritis
  • Gout, pseudogout, bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, median nerve hydro-dissection
  • Osteoarthritis, Trigger finger
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scleroderma, Sarcoidosis
  • Sjogren's syndrome, Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus)
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Giant Cell Arthritis

Awards & Accreditations

  • American Board certified in Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • American Board certified in Rheumatology (ABMS)
  • Fellow American College of Rheumatology (FACR)
  • American College of Rheumatology certified in musculoskeletal ultrasound (RhMSUS)
  • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (RMSK)
  • Member of the United States School for north American Rheumatologists (USSONAR)