Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH
Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH, is a WebMD medical editor. She is on the medical team responsible for ensuring all WebMD health information is correct and current. She oversees the national network of doctors that reviews content across the web site and works with the editorial teams that create it. This includes health news, features, WebMD Magazine, videos, mobile applications, tools, and health reference material.
Cassoobhoy blogs for WebMD on topics including women’s health and contributes to the WebMD Magazine. She also does videos for WebMD’s homepage and channels.
Cassoobhoy represents WebMD as an expert in media. This includes interviews with Shape, Fox Business, Becker's Hospital Review and live chats partnered with Huffington Post and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. She's presented workshops about social media for people with chronic illnesses at the 2014 and 2015 National Scleroderma Patient Education Conferences. Cassoobhoy was on the media panel at the 2015 and 2016 Patient Safety Movement Foundation Summits. She's spoken to students at Emory University, her alma mater.
Cassoobhoy is a board-certified internal medicine doctor. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in medical anthropology. She received an MD/MPH joint degree scholarship from the Emory University Medical School and the Rollins School of Public Health. Cassoobhoy went on to complete a primary care internal medicine residency at Emory University.
After residency, Cassoobhoy joined the Emory Clinic, based in midtown Atlanta. She then transferred to the outpatient clinics at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Decatur, GA. Now, she continues to see patients at the VA Women’s Wellness clinic.