Dr. Koolaee chose to pursue a career in medicine because she enjoys "sharing my knowledge to help others, providing guidance and offering reassurance during challenging experiences." She enjoys specializing in rheumatology because of the critical thinking that is involved in diagnosing and treating inflammatory and autoimmune diseases that can present differently in patients, even those with the same condition.
Dr. Koolaee is an avid runner and eight-time marathon finisher. Running helps her develop focus, energy and overall happiness. She has also finished two triathlons.