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Tamar F. Brionez, MD, is a former Medical Review Board member with Verywell. She is a board-certified rheumatologist in private practice at Advanced Rheumatology of Houston in The Woodlands, Texas and has been in private practice for 10 years. Dr. Brionez is a primary investigator in several clinical research trials, and regularly speaks on behalf of pharmaceutical companies to physicians and clinical staff in Houston and surrounding areas.
Dr. Brionez received her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University (2000) and her doctorate in medicine from Baylor College of Medicine (2004). She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver (2007). She then went on to complete her Fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Texas Health Science Center (2009) in the Houston Medical Center, where she also participated in clinical research and was published frequently on the topic of Ankylosing Spondylitis.
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