Roodabeh (Michelle) Koolaee

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Roodabeh (Michelle) Koolaee, DO, CCD

Areas of treatment:

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Scleroderma
Myositis
Soft tissue rheumatism
Osteoarthritis
Joint injections/soft tissue injections
Vasculitis
Gout
Complex rheumatic disorders
Interstitial lung diseases associated with connective tissue disease

Specialty:

  • Rheumatology

Department:

  • Department of Medicine

Roodabeh (Michelle) Koolaee, DO, CCD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Medicine of USC - La Cañada Flintridge
  • USC Healthcare Center 2
  • USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

About this doctor:

Education:

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, Neurobiology/Physiology (Major), Spanish Language and Literature (Minor), 2003

New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY, Doctor of Osteopathy, 2007

Internships:

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (Internal Medicine), New York, NY, 2007–2008

Residencies:

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (Internal Medicine), New York, NY, 2008 – 2010

Chief Resident, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (Internal Medicine), New York, NY, 2010-2011

Fellowships:

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Rheumatology), Philadelphia, PA, 2011 – 2013

Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, 2013
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2011
Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD®), 2012

Professional society memberships:

Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists, 2012-present
American College of Rheumatology, 2011-present
International Society for Clinical Densitometry, 2012-present

Awards:

Fellow of the Year Award, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2013

Amgen/Pfizer Rheumatology Fellowship Training Award, 2011, 2012

National award for “Best Communication Initiative,” as President of the New York State Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Physicians (ACOFP), 2005