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Orwah Al-Khalili, M.D.

Orwah Al-Khalili, M.D.


Triangle Region

Brier Creek

Dr. Al-Khalili earned his medical degree at the University of Jordan. After completing his Internal Medicine residency at the University of New Mexico, he worked as a hospitalist for four years while serving as a volunteer assistant professor with the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Then he fulfilled his rheumatology fellowship at the University of Nebraska. Dr Al-Khalili moved with his wife to North Carolina and joined the rheumatology group at EmergeOrtho.

Dr. Al-Khalili sees patients at the Brier Creek clinic in Raleigh and at the main campus in Durham. He evaluates and treats patients with diverse rheumatologic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, vasculitis, gout, and other autoimmune conditions and connective tissue diseases. In addition, he performs musculoskeletal ultrasound.

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  • Medical School: Bachelor in Medicine & Surgery (MBBS), Jordan University, Amman, Jordan
  • Internship: Prince Hamza Hospital, Amman, Jordan
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • Fellowship: Rheumatology fellowship, University of Nebraska Medical Center and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Healthcare Center, Omaha, NE
  • Trained in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound


  • ABIM-Internal Medicine Board Certified
  • ECFMG Certification


  • 2001: Award of Outstanding Academic Performance, Ministry of Higher Education, Zarqa, Jordan. Full scholarship to Faculty of Medicine.
  • 2007: Award of Outstanding Academic Performance (Graduation with Excellence), Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. Ranked 10th in 2007 class.


  • Member of the American College of Rheumatology
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Resident Member

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Friendly and knowledgeable staff!

Leslie M


Dr. Orwah Al-Khalili is an awesomely, knowledgeable doctor who is patient and respectful to his patients. When he entered my examination room he was very courteous and addressed all my concerns. Dr. Al-Khalili help me by referring me to various patient assistance programs to help me with the expensive medications that I needed. For this, I am thankful and appreciative of his desire to help me improve my health and life as a whole.

Lora B


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