About The Practice

Northwest Rheumatology Associates celebrates over 35 years of meeting its patient's needs.

Anita A. Goel, M.D.


Rheumatology, Internal Medicine

Area of Focus

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis

Systemic Lupus

Ankylosing Spondylitis





Education and Training

MBBCh with Distinction in Pharmacology:  University of Wales, College of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, Great Britain, 1984-1989

Training House Officer positions in Medicine and Surgery:  Cardiff, Wales, 1989-1992

Internship and Residency:   Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA 1992-1995

Rheumatology Fellowship:  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, 1995-1997

Practice Experience

2001 to present:  NW Rheumatology Associates, Portland, OR

1997 to 2001: Davis County Hospital, IA

Honors & Awards

Drymalski Altruism Award:  Rheumatoid Arthritis Investigational Network (RAIN), 2003

Clinical Researcher of the Year:  RAIN 2004

Practice Philosophy

I care about my patients and want to help them stay active and well. I believe that it is important for me to listen to the patient, and to take the time needed to make the right diagnosis, as well as to ensure that the patient is well educated about their condition and treatment options. This enables them to make informed decisions about their health. I believe that we should work together towards the best possible outcome as a team.


I grew up in Guyana, but had most of my education in England.  After attending Medical School in Wales, I moved to Pittsburgh for my Residency and Fellowship.  I subsequently worked in Iowa for 4 years before moving to Portland in 2001.  I enjoy running, reading and love spending time with my family and friends.