Raised in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Ursani attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology. His interest in molecular biology and genetics prompted him to participate in research and gain exposure to immunology and gene expression which ultimately led to his interest in autoimmunity and the field of Rheumatology.
Dr. Ursani obtained his medical doctorate (MD) at Ross University. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training at the Seton Hall University School of Health Sciences program in South Orange, New Jersey, where he also was chosen to serve as Chief Resident. He then pursued his fellowship training in Rheumatology via the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.
During his time in fellowship, he was chosen as one of the top 40 nationally recognized Rheumatology Fellows in Training to participate in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound training through the Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists (USSONAR). Due to his interest in bone health, he focused his research during fellowship on osteoporosis in patients with a history of breast cancer at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Ursani is triple board-certified in rheumatology, musculoskeletal ultrasound in rheumatology, and internal medicine.
He serves as faculty member at the University of Houston School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program and plays an active role in the training of medical residents/trainees. Due to his commitment to continued education in medical practice, teaching and research, he was granted designation as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology (FACR).
Dr. Ursani is also a published author in medical journals. He has given oral presentations at national and international conferences and was recognized with an award in clinical investigation. He has continued his interest in clinical research by staying involved with clinical trials.
Dr. Ursani believes the practice of medicine goes beyond the clinic or hospital. He aims to improve the overall healthcare system and advocating for his patients by playing leadership roles in various academic and public health organizations. He serves as a committee member for the American College of Rheumatology, a physician ambassador for the Harris County Medical Society and also as an alternate delegate for the Texas Medical Association.
Aside from the practice of medicine, Dr. Ursani enjoys running, playing the guitar, reading and spending time with his family.