Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, P.C.

Alisha Zaveri, MS, PA-C

Alisha Zaveri is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA) specializing in rheumatology. She was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She attended Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology. Prior to PA school, she worked as an Emergency Department Lab Technician and volunteered with a local fire rescue company as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Her volunteer work includes serving as an EMT, participating in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and volunteering at her local community hospital. During her undergraduate experience, she studied abroad in Costa Rica, where she refined her medical Spanish skills and volunteered at a community daycare, caring for underprivileged infants and toddlers. 

Alisha completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Thomas Jefferson University, which was a direct-entry program she matriculated into from her undergraduate studies. While in PA school, she served as the Chair of Diversity and Inclusion of her PA class, participating in organizing fundraisers, volunteer work, and advocating for diversity and equity within the didactic year curriculum. During her clinical year of PA school, she was awarded the recognition of becoming a Future Educator Fellow through the Physician Assistant Education Association. She attends the annual PAEA Education Forum Conference where she has presented on the importance of Mandatory Child Abuse Awareness and Training in Didactic PA Education.

Alisha is also a current member of several professional societies, including the American College of Rheumatology, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Pennsylvania Academy of Physician Assistants, the Physician Assistant Education Association, and the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, writing, exercising, and traveling. She speaks conversational Gujarati and Spanish.

Alisha works with Dr. Daniel El-Bogdadi seeing patients at the Fairfax and Rockville locations.

Alisha especially values collaborating with the healthcare team to optimize patient care. She believes that the best patient care and outcomes are achieved through compassion and education. 

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