Umber Ahmad, DO

Umber Ahmad, DO

Welcome to OrthoIllinois!

I’d like to take this opportunity to share a little about my background, training, and Rheumatology practice.

From an early age, I was privileged to witness the transformative power of medicine through my father, a dedicated physician. His commitment to his patients, coupled with his lifelong interest in expanding his knowledge, instilled in me a deep appreciation for the art and science of healing.

However it was not until I experienced the healthcare system from the other side, as a patient, that my passion for medicine had solidified. Encountering various medical professionals during my own health journey, I quickly realized the profound impact a well-rounded medical team can have on a patient’s well-being.

With that realization, I elected to attend medical school following my graduation from Loyola University of Chicago. After earning my Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, I underwent my residency training with the Department of Internal Medicine at Wright State University in Ohio. It was during my residency training that I decided to specialize as a Rheumatologist.

Rheumatology requires a keen analytical mind, a dedication to staying abreast of rapidly evolving research, and a commitment to providing comprehensive care to patients with chronic and often debilitating conditions. More than just a fascination with science, I am drawn to rheumatology because of its potential to positively transform lives.

I pursued this advanced, specialty training as a Rheumatology Fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Today, I have been in practice since 2018 and believe it is a privilege to have the opportunity to help my patients improve their mobility, pain, and overall quality of life. While I have experience treating general rheumatology and osteoporosis, I hold a special interest in Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Inflammatory myositis, Vasculitis and musculoskeletal disorders.

When I am not practicing medicine, I enjoy time with my family, hiking, gardening, photography, painting, traveling, and cooking.

Thank you for selecting me as your Rheumatology specialist. I’ll strive to be a collaborative partner in your medical journey through the challenges your condition presents and I look forward to helping you achieve your own well-being and desired active lifestyle.


Amber Ahmad, DO

BACHELOR’S DEGREE Loyola University of Chicago
MEDICAL DEGREE Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
RESIDENCY Department of Internal Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
RHEUMATOLOGY FELLOWSHIP Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Ahmad and Ortho Illinois accept multiple insurance providers. To see a list of insurances accepted click here. Contact your insurance carrier for you specific plan details.


  • Board certified, Amercian Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board certified, Amercian Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American College of Rheumatology
  • Member, American Osteopathic Association


  • Northwestern Medicine – McHenry / Huntley / Woodstock
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital – Elgin