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
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Connective Tissue Disease
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Derma Myositis/Polymyositis
- Foot and Ankle Pain
- Gout/Pseudo Gout
- Hand or Arm Pain
- Heel Pain
- Joint Injections
- Knee Arthritis
- Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthritis
- Osteoarthritis of the Hand
- Osteopenia and Osteoporosis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand
- Shoulder Arthritis
- Shoulder Bursitis
- Sjogren's Disease
|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