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Dr. Pari Basharat

Dr. Pari Basharat
RheumReporter, focus on inflammatory myositis and psoriatic arthritis

Pari Basharat, MD, FRCPC is completed her medical school training as well as fellowships in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at the University of Western Ontario. She also completed a fellowship in Inflammatory Myopathies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Basharat has a special interest in both general rheumatology and inflammatory myopathies. She currently runs a specialized multidisciplinary clinic for Inflammatory Myositis bimonthly with Dr. Shannon Venance, a neuromuscular specialist from the Department of Neurology at Western University. The clinic serves to enhance the care and assessment of patients with possible autoimmune muscle disorders.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Basharat is also involved in research at the local, national and international levels in autoimmune myopathies. She has received the AMOSO Opportunities Fund Award from the Department of Medicine, Western University, for her research in this area.

  • Favourite Food: Zereskh polo (a Persian dish of chicken kabob, basmati rice, barberries and saffron)
  • Must have luxury: Going out for “high tea”
  • Animal that best describes you: A fish (I’m a typical Pisces)
  • Where you are when you're not working: At my cottage on the lake
  • Weirdest place you've ever slept: An apartment in a historical building in Boston with creepy, old portraits on the walls that were staring at me!

Reports by Dr. Pari Basharat