Dr Shaza Obaid

Consultant Rheumatologist

MRCP, London, FRCP UK, MSc Rheumatology, Oxford

Professional Membership

  • British Society of Rheumatology
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Midland Rheumatology Society

Clinical Interests

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Soft tissue rheumatism; frozen shoulders, tennis and golfer elbows, plantar fasciitis


Personal profile

Dr Obaid is a long-established NHS consultant rheumatologist. Having received training in London and Leicester, she was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians. Since, she has obtained an MSc in rheumatology from Harris Manchester College, Oxford University. Her passion for the field sees her regularly teach Nottingham medical students and actively partake in the training of junior doctors. Dr Obaid has extensive experience in treating inflammatory arthropathies such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis as well as, connective tissue diseases such as lupus, gout, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis.  In addition to joint injections, she has trained to provide ultrasound examination of the joints streamlining the diagnostic process and aiding early detection of inflammatory arthritis. Dr Obaid had been nominated for doctor of the year award and has won clinical excellence awards.

Her special interests: rheumatoid arthritis,  psoriatic arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis, back pain and ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, Sjogren's, gout, osteoporosis, Raynaud's, osteoarthritis, Paget's disease and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

She actively participates in the yearly appraisal and 5 yearly revalidation process. and she is the audit lead in her department. She is an enthusiastic teacher and trainer, having the responsibility of being the clinical and educational supervisor for Lincoln rheumatology trainees and she enjoys teaching the final year Nottingham medical students.

Year qualified: