Kayal Rheumatology Center in Paramus NJ, Franklin Lakes NJ
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  • Paramus
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  • Areas of Practice:
  • Rheumatology

Kayal Rheumatology Center

About Us

At Kayal Rheumatology Center, we are committed to diagnosing and treating the crippling pain that occurs when you suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatism, (including rheumatoid arthritis), lupus, gout, chronic back pain, tendinitis and other conditions of the joints, bones, muscles and connective tissue.

When you experience ongoing joint and muscle pain, stiffness and/or swelling, you should make an appointment with one of our specialists at Kayal Rheumatology Center. Our rheumatologists have the expertise and training to diagnose and treat whatever ails you.

Our Doctors

Irina Raklyar, MD, FACR

Dr. Raklyar has been serving patients in northern New Jersey for over 10 years as a board-certified rheumatologist, specializing in arthritis and autoimmune diseases. She prides herself in staying current and offering modern, evidence-based medicine. She has advanced her practice with experience in musculoskeletal ultrasound for both diagnosis and therapeutic intervention.

Education & Training
  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College: Bachelor of Arts, 1999
  • State University of New York, Downstate, College of Medicine: Doctorate of Medicine, 2003
  • Residency in Internal Medicine: Georgetown University at Washington Hospital Center, 2006
  • Fellowship in Rheumatology: Georgetown University at Washington Hospital Center, 2008
  • Board Certifications
    • Rheumatology
    Hospital Affiliations
  • Hackensack Meridian Health at Pascack Valley Campus, Westwood, NJ
  • Honors and Awards
    • NJ Top Docs, 2017- Present
    • Certified Clinical Densitometrist, International Society for Clinical Densitometry, 2019
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists – The Antonio J. Reginato Course, 2011
    • Recipient, 2007 American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation Annual Award
    • Case Study Winner, 2007 American College of Rheumatology Annual Slide Competition
    • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Initiative, 2000
    Professional Memberships
    • International Society for Clinical Densitometry
    • American College of Rheumatology


    Alan Zalkowitz, MD

    Dr. Alan Zalkowitz, with over 40 years experience, started the Arthritis and Rheumatology Fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC and started the Lupus Foundation of New Jersey.

    Education & Training
  • Brooklyn College
  • Stanford Hospital
  • Yale New Haven Medical Center
  • Mount Sinai Hospital New York City
  • Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Honors and Awards
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors
  • Best Doctors in the Metropolitan Area
  • Inside New Jersey honoree
  • Professional Memberships
  • The Medical Society of Bergen County
  • American College of Rheumatology, New Jersey Chapter
  • Lupus Foundation of New Jersey, founder
  • Our Services
    Paramus Location
    Phone: (844) 777-0910
    Fax: (201) 560-0712
    Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
    Franklin Lakes Location
    Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed