Margarita Fallena, MD

Dr. Fallena joined Rheumatology Associates in June 2014. She received her medical degree, with honors, from the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico. During her last year of medical school she spent time participating in clinical research and evaluating patients with rheumatologic conditions. She was fascinated by the complexity of the diseases and decided to pursue a career in rheumatology.

She completed her internship at St. Paul University Hospital in Dallas, her residency in Internal Medicine, and a fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.  She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Prior to her residency and during fellowship she participated in basic science research investigating the immune system function and response in organ transplantation and in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. She has co-authored articles in peer reviewed journals. After completing fellowship she worked at a federally funded community health center providing rheumatologic care for patients with limited access to health services. Dr. Fallena is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

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