Saud Abaalkhail, MD

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“Every patient is unique, with their own unique needs. My goal is to design an individual treatment plan to help each and every one of my patients achieve the best outcome possible. I’m committed to providing you with the best possible rheumatology care that is aimed at improving the quality of your life.”

Clinical Expertise

My experience has taught me two things. Remain current with the latest advances in rheumatology care and take the time to listen and understand the unique needs of each patient. He has a special interest in medical education. He manages a wide variety of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, gout, rheumatic connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and myositis, and osteoporosis. Trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound.


  • Dodge T, Joshi D, Abaalkhail S, Moore B. Physical activity goals among patients in a primary care setting. Transl Behav Med. 2020 Aug 7;10(3):792 800. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibz061. PMID: 31050759.
  • Gilvaz V, Mody E, Rapose A, Radhakrishan S, Abaalkhail S, Vibhavari Guntupalli S. Machine Learning Module to Predict Culture Positivity in Suspected Septic Arthritis [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020; 72 (suppl 10).
  • Gilvaz VJ, Mody E, Abaalkhail S. A Case of Disseminated Cutaneous Infection During Treatment With Tofacitinib. J Rheumatol. 2021 Oct;48(10):1623. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.200730. Epub 2021 Jul 1. PMID: 34210837.
  • Abaalkhail S, Javaid M, Negron A. Case Report: A Long, Arduous Evaluation Capped by Genetic Testing. The Rheumatologist. February 2023.

Medical School

  • King Abdulaziz University College of Medicine, Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA


  • Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA, USA

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations
  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry


  • Board-certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board-certified in Rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine


  • Chief Fellow, ACE of Heats Award in patient care


“In my free time, I enjoy traveling to new and exciting destinations, hiking, and soccer. I am active in giving back to the community by volunteering to serve underprivileged populations.”