Dr. Iraj Sabahi, M.D.

Dr. Iraj Sabahi is Board Certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine and has been in private practice in California since 2010.

Dr. Sabahi graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 1992. He gained experience by working in different positions in Iran (his father land), including at a national Iranian oil company and as a medical liaison officer in Tehran private hospital.

After immigration to Canada and before reclaiming his medical license, he had firsthand experience as a rheumatology patient. This strengthened his goal to provide the foremost comprehensive and up to date patient care. As a volunteer he was also involved with nicotine research in CAMH institute in Toronto, Canada.

After passing his Canadian and American exams, he was accepted into the internal medicine program of Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. His experience with a rheumatologic disease (Wegner Granulomatosis) and diagnostic challenges were the driving reasons for him to choose rheumatology as his specialty.

After finishing his residency, he completed one year of a clinical research fellowship in MedStar Health Research Institute and gained invaluable experience in clinical trials. This experience has shaped his belief that innovation is a must in any scientific field and that patients have the right to be informed about the current clinical trials and the availability of new medications and procedures. This allows patients the opportunity to make informed decisions.

Dr. Sabahi then completed two years of clinical fellowship training in the Washington Hospital Center / Georgetown University program. He has been in private practice since 2010 in the state of California, with offices in Pleasanton and Turlock. Dr. Sabahi provides in-office infusion and prolotherapy services, in addition to conducting clinical research.

Dr. Sabahi enjoys spending his free time with his young son and daughter.

Clinical Interests:

Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultra sonography
Rheumatoid Arthritis, novel biologic therapies, treat to target concept
Disease activity measures including questionnaires, laboratory studies, imaging studies and their clinical utility in management of rheumatologic diseases
Osteoarthritis and feasibility of nonsurgical treatment options.


Rheumatoid Arthritis – Etiology, Consequences and Co-Morbidities, January 11, 2012
ISBN 978-953-307-847-2, Chapter 13, Association of Cardiovascular Disease with the Metabolic Syndrome in a Predominantly Male Cohort with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency in rheumatoid arthritis and associations with disease severity and activity. J Rheumatol. 2011

Femoral profunda artery aneurysm as an unusual first presentation of Behcet disease. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2011

Turlock & Pleasanton Arthritis and Osteoporosis Medical Centers

Our vision is to expand the knowledge of our community regarding the essential role and value of the specialty of Rheumatology. We have two convenient locations in Pleasanton and Turlock, CA.

Dr. Iraj Sabahi’s practice focuses on the diagnosis and management of arthritis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and autoimmune diseases in the Pleasanton and Turlock, CA area. We are committed to providing the best possible care by using cutting-edge technology and the latest therapies available.

Our “treat to target” strategy is to reduce the disease activity, prevent structural joint and bone damages, and improve the overall patient outcome. We have increased the accuracy of physical examination and interventions by using ultra sonogram in our practice on a daily basis.

Each patient is a unique individual with a different genetic makeup. Extent and severity of symptoms, disease complications, response to medications, and development of side effects can vary quite widely from one patient to the next.

After confirming the diagnosis and determining the disease severity and presence or absence of systemic manifestations, the patient needs to be counseled regarding the available therapeutic options including the new FDA approved medications or even clinical trials if necessary.

It is the patient’s right to choose the course of action. Our job is to measure the response to therapy, monitor for the emergence of adverse reactions or complications, tailor the therapy accordingly, and stay up-to-date with new emerging diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in our field.

  • Autoimmune Disease Treatment

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sjogren Syndrome

  • Bone Density Scan

A Bone Density Scan is quick, painless, and the preferred method to measure bone mineral density, the true mass of a bone. Scanning takes 10-20 minutes and is painless and non-invasive. The scan can help determine if you have osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become fragile.

If you are scheduled for a bone density scan in our office, please print and fill the form from our webpage (click here).

Please arrive at our office 10-15 minutes before your appointment. Please notify the technician if you are pregnant or a lactating mother. The procedure usually takes 25-30 minutes from start to beginning.

  • Infusion Treatment

We provide infusion therapy for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and systemic lupus erythematosus. Medications include Remicade, Orencia, Actemra, Benlysta, Reclas, Cimzia, and, Prolia.

If you are scheduled for Intravenous Infusion Treatment, you are going to be seen by physician and infusion nurse. You must be present 10-15 minutes before your appointment and may be required to stay a half hour to an hour after the treatment. The time needed for your infusion will depend on the medication.

Times will range between one hour for most medications and up to 3 hours for others. If you need premedication for your infusion, and if this is your first infusion session, please bring a family member or friend with you.

AARA Doctor Sabahi

Turlock & Pleasanton Arthritis and Osteoporosis Medical Centers


Turlock Office:
2161 Colorado Avenue
Suite A2
Turlock, CA 95382
Phone: 209-634-3898
Fax: 925-264-7101

Pleasanton Office:
5720 Stoneridge Mall Road
Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: 925-264-7100
Fax: 925-264-7101

Website: www.pleasantonarthritis.com

Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology

By promoting patient and community education about rheumatologic diseases, we are able to have the greatest impact on the lives of people in our community in Pleasanton and Turlock.

We feel that by promoting and conducting clinical research, we are able to improve patient care with enhanced knowledge and the latest options.