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Gabriella Safdieh, MS, MD

Gabriella Safdieh, MS, MD


Dr. Gabriella Safdieh is a certified Functional Medicine Physician who specializes in pediatrics and rheumatology. She trained at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, the Hospital for Special Surgery, and the Institute for Functional Medicine.

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About Gabriella Safdieh, MS, MD

Clinical Expertise

Autoimmune disease, rheumatology, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus), children's health, teenage and young adult health, digestive and gut health, pregnancy and fertility, nutrition weight management, thyroid disease, mental health

Pediatrician, Rheumatologist (treats up to 35 years of age), Masters in Biomedical Science
What I love about Parsley Health
I love that Parsley Health brings functional medicine to the world. I love focusing on a whole-body approach to truly heal people and prevent disease. Parsley Health brings together an amazing community of employees and members.
Training Institutions
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Pediatric Internship and Residency at New York University; Fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City; Institute for Functional Medicine
Previous Positions
Pediatrician at New York University; Rheumatology Fellow at the Hospital for Special Surgery; Provider at a functional medicine practice
What I’m most excited to bring to Parsley Health members
I am passionate about optimizing health through every stage of the life cycle, from infancy, to childhood, to the teenage years, to adulthood.
Ask me about
Pilates, hiking, and my three children!
Most likely to find me
Walking, pilates, enjoying nature, and at the beach!

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