Parastoo Fazeli

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases


Administrator Info
Name: Rheumatology
Mail: 420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 108
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Dr. Parastoo Fazeli is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at University of Minnesota. She is the Director of the Lupus Clinic, the Program Director for Adult Rheumatology Fellowship Program and the Rheumatology Course Director for University of Minnesota Medical school. She also is part of Minnesota Multidisciplinary Vasculitis Program at University of Minnesota.

She currently serves as the president for the Rheumatology Association of Minnesota and the Dakotas (RA-MD) meeting.

Dr. Fazeli obtained her medical degree at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at St. Agnes Hospital; one of The Johns Hopkins affiliated hospitals, where she served as a chief resident. She did her Lupus Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University and fellowship training in Rheumatology at the University of Virginia. She served as a chief fellow during her second year of fellowship.

She is the recipient of University of Minnesota Educational Excellence Award and Clinical Excellence Award, and has been listed as "Top Doctors" in Minnesota Monthly Magazine.

Research Summary

Dr. Fazeli has clinical and research interest in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus in pregnancy.

Clinical Summary

  • Lupus
  • Lupus in pregnancy
  • Anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS)
  • APS in pregnancy
  • Sjogren's syndrome


MD, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences

Professional Memberships

Fellowship Program Director
Director of Lupus Center