Mythili Seetharaman, M.D.


Specialist In:

  • Rheumatology Institute
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  • Education
    • Medical School

      • Madras Medical College

      Residency (Internal Medicine)

      • Crozer-Chester Medical Center
        Upland, PA

      Fellowship – Rheumatology

      • Albert Einstein Medical Center
        Philadelphia, PA

      Board Certifications

        • Internal Medicine
        • Rheumatology

      Professional Societies

        • American College of Rheumatology
        • Philadelphia Rheumatism Society
  • FAQ
    • Q. How did you become interested in medicine?

      A. I have always been fascinated about the functioning of the human body, both in healthy and diseased states.

      Q. When did you decide to specialize in Rheumatology?

      A. Rheumatology involves diseases that affect multiple organs apart from joints. It was a very challenging field, as some of the diseases are extremely rare and difficult to diagnose. Also, a lot of novel medications to treat arthritis were in development at the time I did my internal medicine residency.

      Q. What are common conditions you treat?

      A. Rheumatologists treat diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, Systemic lupus, Polymyositis, Scleroderma, Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, Fibromyalgia, and Osteoporosis and many other autoimmune diseases.

      Q. What do you like best about working with your patients?

      A. I love the curiosity of my patients in learning about their disease, and especially enjoy their happiness when they feel better!

      Q. What do you like best about working for OAA?

      A. OAA has the best facilities for rheumatology/orthopaedic care - the facility is state-of-the-art, everything is under one roof, and everyone is so helpful—staff, colleagues, and patients.

      Q. How did you come to live in the Lehigh Valley?

      A. I wanted a change from working in the City of Philadelphia, but still wanted to be close to metropolitan areas like Philadelphia and New York City.

      Q. If you were not specializing in Rheumatology, what would you be doing?

      A. I would specialize in Internal Medicine.

      Q. How do you apply your experience as a physician to the rest of your life?

      A. I try to think outside the box. I'm aware of patient and family concerns when dealing with chronic diseases, and therefore I am empathetic towards others.

      Q. Of what achievements are you especially proud?

      A. I' m proud to be a Rheumatologist - to make a difference in people's lives, and I'm also proud of my family for helping me to do that.

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Dr. Mythili Seetharaman joined OAA’s Rheumatology Institute in 2009 after seven years of academic rheumatology practice at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.
Dr. Seetharaman is a graduate of Madras Medical College in India. Following graduation, she completed a residency in internal medicine at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, PA, and fellowship training in rheumatology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Seetharaman continues to author about recent advances and updates in rheumatic diseases.
Dr. Seetharaman is board certified in both rheumatology and internal medicine, and is on staff at St. Luke’s University Health Network. Her areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, osteoporosis, and myositis. She also treats patients with various autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, Sjögren’s syndrome, and scleroderma. She has a kind and caring attitude towards her patients and practices evidence based medicine that utilizes state of the art medications, infusions, and injections.
At the region's only rheumatology institute of its kind, Dr. Seetharaman works closely with other physicians, surgeons, nurses, onsite physical therapists, and clinical staff with a unique team approach to care for patients. Dr. Seetharaman sees patients with rheumatic problems at OAA's Allentown and Bethlehem locations. 
OAA Orthopaedic Specialist
Mythili Seetharaman
  • Rheumatology Institute
250 Cetronia road Allentown, PA 18104
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