MAYWOOD, IL – Zineb Aouhab, MD, RhMSUS, a rheumatologist who is certified to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging that can detect the early changes of rheumatoid arthritis, has joined Loyola Medicine.
Dr. Aouhab will see patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center in Maywood and the Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace. Dr. Aouhab is an assistant professor in the division of rheumatology, department of medicine, of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
Dr. Aouhab treats rheumatic diseases, including degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis, inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune diseases such as lupus.
“Because I generally treat chronic conditions, I am able to form long-term relationships with my patients,” Dr. Aouhab said. “It is gratifying to be able help patients make significant changes in their lives, such as going from a wheelchair to walking again.”
Dr. Aouhab has earned Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification in Rheumatology (RhMSUS) from the American College of Rheumatology. Ultrasound imaging is a safe, noninvasive technique that uses sound waves to produce pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. Rheumatologists use ultrasound in diagnosing and treating patients. Benefits include faster and more accurate diagnoses, improved treatments and more accurate needle placements.
Dr. Aouhab received her medical degree from Hassan University, Medicine and Pharmacy in Casablanca, Morocco. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Stroger Hospital of Cook County and completed a fellowship in rheumatology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Aouhab is board certified in internal medicine and is eligible to become board certified in rheumatology.