Dr. Abdul-Rahman is the Director of Clinical Genetics at the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.
“I look forward to working with Dr. Abdul-Rahman,” said Dr. Olivier Elemento, director of the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine and a professor of physiology and biophysics and of computational genomics in computational biomedicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. “His experience using artificial intelligence to improve clinical care in pediatric patients will be an asset to our team. He shares our vision for developing precision medicine tools, such as genetics, genomic sequencing and clinical data, that may identify genetic conditions sooner than is possible today.”
Dr. Abdul-Rahman received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, followed by a residency in medical genetics at Stanford University.
He has long championed increasing patients’ access to medical genetics. He received the Outstanding Pediatric Faculty Award (Evans Award) from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in May 2014, and delivered the keynote speech for the Gold Humanism Honor Society’s induction ceremony in September 2014, in recognition of his leadership in compassionate care for children born with rare genetic diseases and their families.
Dr. Abdul-Rahman has co-authored numerous articles published in leading peer-reviewed journals. He is a professional member of the Research Society on Alcoholism and its affiliated Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group, and he continues to hold an adjunct faculty appointment with the University of Nebraska.
As invited faculty, he has given several workshops on diagnosing FAS for the World Health Organization International Collaborative Research Project on Child Development and Prenatal Risk Factors in various countries including Belarus, Chile, Namibia and the Dominican Republic. Dr. Abdul-Rahman is also co-editor of a textbook for clinicians worldwide on diagnosing FAS, with an anticipated publication date this spring.
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