Meet our Speakers
Samy Metyas MD, MSc, FACR, FACP
Dr Metyas is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and has a Master’s Degree in orthopedic surgery. He has a private Rheumatology practice in Covina, CA. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Southern California (USC), Chairman of Advocacy Committee of California Rheumatology Alliance and past-president of Southern California Rheumatology Society.
Dr. Metyas has multiple publications in renowned peer review journals. He had presented multiple abstracts in the American College of Rheumatology meetings as well as the European Congress of Rheumatology. Dr. Metyas is a member of The Editorial Board of Current Rheumatology Reviews Journal and The Journal of Clinical Anesthesia and Management.
Dr Metyas is a Fellow of American College of Rheumatology and The American College of Medicine. He also served as the Chairman, Treasurer and President of Southern California Rheumatology Society for 6 consecutive years.
He received multiple honorable awards including Super Doctor by the Los Angeles Magazine in 2016, 2017 and the Medical Honoree Award at the Los Angeles Arthritis Walk 2016. He also received Top Doctor Club Member Award in 2014. He was the recipient of the Award of Distinction Leadership by Citrus Valley Health Partners. He was also a recipient of The United States House of Representatives Certificate of Congressional Recognition as well as The California State Senate Certificate of Recognition and The County of Los Angeles Commendation. Dr. Metyas has been acknowledged by his local community when he received The Outstanding Peer Satisfaction Award and nominated for Hospital Hero Award.
Dr. Metyas is conducting multiple clinical trials in different aspects of rheumatology including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gouty arthritis, low back pain, Fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.
He is a national and international speaker for many pharmaceutical companies. He is conducting multiple grand rounds in the surrounding community hospitals as well as seminars for patient education. He is an instructor for the specialty of rheumatology for the Board Review of the American College of Physicians board review course.
Dr. Metyas assembles “The Metyas Hope Team” as a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Arthritis Walk which is a part of the Southern California Arthritis Foundation.
He was interviewed by Tracy Young on Charter Communications HLN local edition and he is a regular guest speaker on multiple TV talk shows which are broadcasted internationally for Arabic speakers about different Rheumatological diseases.
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