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Ghazala Farah Rahman, M.D.
Cardiovascular Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
6 Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-2009
Administrative Fax: 215-349-5798

Clinical Offices:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Penn Heart and Vascular Center
East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact Information (internal use only)

ghazala.rahman@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Rahman is a Health System Clinician with the division of Cardiovascular Surgery.

 
Appointments
May 2013 - present Health System Clinician
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
May 2013 - present Censeo Health
Locums Attending
Dallas, Texas
   
Aug. 2012 – Oct. 2012 Good Samaritan Regional Health Center
Cardiothoracic Surgery Assistant
Mount Vernon, Ilinois
 
March 2012 – Present Salvation Army
Chicago, Illinois
Volunteer Physician
 
Feb. 2009  – May 2009  St. Francis Hospital
Trauma Surgery Per Diem Attending
Evanston, Illinois
 
Feb. 2006 – May 1, 2006 Passavant Area Hospital
General Surgery Locums Attending  
Jacksonville, Illinois
 
Jan. 2006 – Feb. 2006   Ozarks Medical Center
General Surgery Locums Attending
West Plains, Missouri
 
August 2004 –  Oct. 2004  McDonough District Hospital
Courtesy Attending, Emergency Department
Macomb, Illinois
 
July 2004 –  Oct. 2004   Michael Reese Hospital
Clinical Position, General Surgery
Chicago, Illinois         
 
July  – Nov. 2002  McDonough District Hospital
Courtesy Attending, General Surgery
Macomb, Illinois
 
May 2002 – June 2003  Michael Reese Hospital
Clinical Position, General Surgery
Chicago, Illinois  
 
Education/Training
Aug.1990 -
June 1994 
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, Texas
 
June 1986 -
May 1990

Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas                       
B.S. Biochemistry, Summa Cum Laude

 
Postgraduate Medical Education
May 2009 –
April 2010
Mayo Clinic - Cardiac Surgery Fellowship                                                                 
Rochester, Minnesota
 
July 2006 –
June 2008
Albany Medical Center - Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Albany, New York
 
Oct. 2004 –
Dec. 2005
Medical College of Georgia - Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Augusta, Georgia
 
July 2003 –
June 2004 
University of Missouri - Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Columbia, Missouri
 
Jan. 2000 –
June 2002
Evanston Hospital - Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Fellow
Evanston, Illinois
Therapeutic angiogenesis mediated by gene therapy
 
June 1999 –
Jan. 2000
Cornell Medical Center - Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Fellow
New York, New York
Therapeutic angiogenesis mediated by gene therapy 
 
June 1994 –
June 1999
St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center - Residency, General Surgery
New York, New York
Chief Resident (1998-1999)
 
Memberships/Societies
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Women in Thoracic Surgery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
  1. Rahman GF, Hardy MA, Cohen DJ.  The Safety of Equine Anti-Thymocyte Globulin Administered via Peripheral Vein in Renal Transplant Recipients.  Transplantation  2000; 69 (9):  1958 – 1960. 
  2. Rahman GF, Bhardwaj N, Suster B, Arliss JJ, Connery CP.  A Communicating Bronchopulmonary Pancreatic Foregut Malformation.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1999; 68: 2338 – 2339.
  3. Rosengart TK, Rahman GF, and Crystal RG.  Myocardial Revascularization:  TMR and Angiogenic Therapy.  Cardiovascular Reviews and Reports  2000; 21 (8): 414 – 420.
  4. Schalch P, Rahman GF, Patejunas G, Goldschmidt RA, Carbray J, Retuerto MA, Kim D, Esser K, Crystal RG, Rosengart TK.  Adenoviral-Mediated Transfer of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor of 121 cDNA Enhances Myocardial Perfusion and Exercise Performance in the Non-Ischemic State.  J Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery  2004;  127 (2):  535-540.
Oral Presentations
  1. Lee LY, Rahman GF, Zhou X, Polce DR, Yin X, Hackett NR, Isom OW, Crystal RG, Rosengart TK.  Longterm (>1 Year) High Level Myocardial Transgene Expression with Adeno-Associated Virus.  JACC  2000; 35 (2): 278A. Presented at the Americal College of Cardiology, 2000
  2. Rahman GF, Pollack JA, Patejunas G, Ramachandran R, Kim DY,  Leotta E, Hackett NR, Crystal RG, and Rosengart TK.  Angiogenic Therapy with Adenoviral – Mediated Transfer of VEGF 121 cDNA Enhances Perfusion in the Non-Ischemic State. Presented at the Chicago Surgical Society, 2001
Abstracts
  1. Rahman GF, Hardy MA, Cohen DJ.  The Safety of Equine Anti-Thymocyte Globulin Administered via Peripheral Vein in Renal Transplant Recipients.  Journal of the American Society of Nephrology  Sept. 1998, 693A.
    Presented at the American Society of Nephrology, Poster, 1998
  2. Lee LY, Polce DR, El-Sawy T, Isom OW, Crystal RG, Rosengart TK.  Adenovirus Coding for VEGF 121 Induced Angiogenesis Despite the Presence of Anti-Ad Neutralizing Antibodies in the Immunized Host.
    Presented at the American Heart Association, Poster, 1999
  3. Lee LY, Rahman GF, Lee KT, El-Sawy T, Hackett NR, Isom OW,  Crystal RG, Rosengart TK.  Global Perfusion vs Regional Strategies for Myocardial Gene Therapy.  JACC  2000; 35 (2): 279A.
  4. Leotta E, Patejunas G, Murphy G, Szokol J, McGregor L, Pollack JA,  Rahman F, Crystal RG, and Rosengart TK.  Adenoviral Mediated Delivery of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor 121 Preserves Cardiac Performance in a Porcine Pacing Model of Cardiomyopathy.  Circulation  2001; 104 (17, Supplement II):  357 – 358.
  5. Rahman GF, Pollack JA, Patejunas G, Ramachandran R, Kim DY,  Leotta E, Hackett NR, Crystal RG, and Rosengart TK.  Angiogenic Therapy with Adenoviral – Mediated Transfer of VEGF 121 cDNA Enhances Perfusion in the Non-Ischemic State. 
    Presented at American Heart Association Scientific Conference on Molecular, Integrative, and Clinical Approaches to Myocardial Ischemia, Poster, 2001  
  6. Rahman GF, Carbray J, Patejunas G, Kim DY, Ramachandran R, Retuerto MA, Crystal RG, Rosengart TK.  Angiogenic Therapy with Adenoviral-Mediated Transfer of VEGF cDNA Enhances Perfusion in the Non-Ischemic State.  Molecular Therapy 2002; Supplement.

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