Meet the Team

"A good physician treats the disease, a great physician treats the patient." - William Osler

Anita A. Goel




Rheumatology, Internal Medicine

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.