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Dr. Priyanka Iyer is a board-certified UCI Health rheumatologist who cares for a wide variety of patients with rheumatic diseases.

Priyanka Iyer, MD



Clinical Interests

autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, gout, inflammatory arthritis, noninflammatory arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthritis, spondyloarthropathies, systemic sclerosis, systemic vasculitis

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Medical Services
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
Medical School
Seth G.S Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital
Jacobi Medical CenterInternal Medicine
University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsRheumatology
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine
More Information

Dr. Priyanka Iyer is a board-certified UCI Health rheumatologist who cares for a wide variety of patients with rheumatic diseases.

Her clinical practice includes the diagnosis and management of all forms of inflammatory arthritis — rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axial and peripheral spondyloarthritis, gout and calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease. She also treats non-inflammatory arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, systemic vasculitis, systemic sclerosis, IgG4-related disease and several other rare systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases. 

Iyer earned her medical degree at Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital in Mumbai, India. She completed an internal medicine residency at Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, followed by a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

In addition to her clinical activities, Iyer's research interests include the role of palliative care in patients with systemic sclerosis. She also is developing a telehealth curriculum for rheumatology fellows. She has served on committees for the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in the field of rheumatology.

She sees patients in Orange and Yorba Linda.

Pavilion 1
UCI Medical Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 30
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7720
UCI Health — Yorba Linda
18637 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Phone: 714-790-8600
Fax: 714-779-8003