Maryam Rahman, MD

Maryam Rahman MD

Special Interests

Maryam Rahman, M.D., is an assistant professor in the department of neurosurgery at the University of Florida. Working within the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy at UF, she specializes in the treatment of patients with brain or spinal tumors. Her focus is on novel treatment techniques, including laser interstitial thermotherapy, fluorescence guided surgery, immunotherapy/vaccine therapy and awake cortical mapping during surgery.

Dr. Rahman received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University, and attended medical school and completed a neurosurgical residency at UF. During her training she completed a two-year neuro-oncology fellowship under the direction of world-renowned scientist Brent Reynolds, PhD,  studying tumor stem cells and their role in developing novel therapy for brain tumors. At the same time, she earned her master of science degree in clinical investigation. After residency, Dr. Rahman completed a surgical neuro-oncology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University under the direction of Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD. During her training, she was awarded the Chuck Shank award for Excellence in Neurosurgery, the Resident Research Award, the Resident High Board Score Award and the Outstanding Resident Educator Award. She was also awarded the Tumor Fellowship Award through the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Rahman’s current interests include providing leading-edge, quality care for patients with brain tumors, teaching and mentoring medical students and residents and performing translational research to discover and implement novel therapies for malignant brain tumors. As a proud member of the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy at UF, she works with expert neuro-oncologists, radiation-oncologists and researchers to provide progressive treatment options for patients. Dr. Rahman performs awake cortical mapping, fluorescence guided surgery and laser interstitial therapy for the treatment of brain tumors. In addition to her busy clinical practice, she mentors doctors in training and is the clinical course director for the medical neuroscience course at UF.

Dr. Rahman is dedicated to finding a cure for brain tumors. In collaboration with other UF scientists, her laboratory research focuses on the study of tumor stem cells and the use of dendritic cell vaccines and immunotherapy for the treatment of glioma. Dr. Rahman has obtained multiple grants and awards to support her research. She has published more than 49 peer-reviewed articles, multiple book chapters and has been invited to speak at various national conferences and events.

 

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