Our Rheumatologists

Our Rheumatologists are full time faculty members at NYU School of Medicine and are board certified and recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatology related diseases and conditions. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (646) 754-3300.

Natalie Azar, MD

After completing her bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Dr. Azar continued on to receive her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, where she received honors for Academic Excellence in Anesthesiology. Dr. Azar completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. She continued on to complete a fellowship in Rheumatology at NYU Langone’s Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Azar is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and has a subspecialty in Rheumatology.

Dr. Azar is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology. She has clinical expertise in back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue disease, osteoarthritis, arthritis, osteoporosis/metabolic bone disease, spondylarthropies, scleroderma, and autoimmune diseases.


Paula Rackoff, MD

Dr. Paula J. Rackoff is a graduate of Brown University, and the Yale School of Medicine, where she was elected to the AOA Medical Honor Society. Dr. Rackoff completed her residency and rheumatology fellowship at Yale New-Haven Hospital. She has published extensively about osteoporosis and women's health issues in rheumatology. Dr. Rackoff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at NYU Langone Medical Center. She has expertise in osteoporosis, Sjogren's syndrome, inflammatory arthritis and systemic lupus.
Prior to joining NYU Langone, Dr. Rackoff was the Assistant Chief of Rheumatology and director of the Osteoporosis Center at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Rackoff has been the recipient of the Women on the Move Arthritis Foundation Award, the Partners in Courage award by the New Israel Fund, and the Spirit of the City Community Service Award by the New York Archdiocese. She has been recognized as one New York's top rheumatologists by New York magazine and the New York Times.