A board certified rheumatologist, Dr. Erdal Diri provides expert treatment for the more than 100 types of arthritis and related disorders of the joints, muscles, bones and tendons. He’s also board certified in Internal Medicine. Originally from Turkey, he received his medical degree from Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty at the University of Istanbul. He did post-doctoral training in pharmacology there and moved to the United States to pursue his rheumatology specialty. He was a research fellow at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans and completed a clinical fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Diri has maintained an active involvement in clinical research studies aimed at advancing treatment therapies for rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and lupus.
Internal medicine is a primary care specialty focused on providing long-term, comprehensive care, managing both common and complex illnesses of adolescents, adults and the elderly.
Rheumatology is a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases that primarily affect the body's musculoskeletal system — joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.