Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH, is a Senior Medical Director at WebMD and Senior Medical Correspondent for Medscape.
At WebMD, Cassoobhoy 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, special reports, WebMD Magazine, videos, mobile applications, tools, and health reference material.
At Medscape, Cassoobhoy is the host of Arefa MD’s Morning Report. This weekly video series focuses on the key medical news that impacts primary care doctors. Her goal is to provide doctors information they can use taking care of patients and working with their colleagues.
Cassoobhoy blogs for WebMD on topics including women’s health and contributes to the WebMD Magazine and WebMD Videos.
Cassoobhoy represents WebMD as an expert in media. Her interview with Robin Roberts is featured in multiple videos in the Path to a Breakthrough series and was shown on Good Morning America. Arefa has also interviewed with Star News, 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.