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An Assistant Professor and Chief of the Adult Spinal Deformity Service at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Dr. RaKerry Rahman has been recognized for his academic and professional accomplishments throughout his career. The keynote speaker at the University of Rochester’s 2004 White Coat Ceremony,… Read More
An Assistant Professor and Chief of the Adult Spinal Deformity Service at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Dr. RaKerry Rahman has been recognized for his academic and professional accomplishments throughout his career. The keynote speaker at the University of Rochester’s 2004 White Coat Ceremony, Dr. Rahman’s many honors include the Process of Discovery Award, a Bristol-Myers Squibb Academic Medicine Fellowship, and a Whipple Scholarship. RaKerry Rahman, MD, has also received several research grants, including awards from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.

An up-and-coming figure in the field of spinal surgery, Dr. Ra’Kerry Rahman has taught and lectured. Recently, he delivered a talk as a visiting professor at Albany State University to premedical students interested in spinal surgery. Additionally, he has authored or co-authored numerous papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Research conducted by Dr. Rahman has appeared in the peer-reviewed journal SPINE, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Current Opinion in Orthopaedics, and The Textbook of Operative Spine Surgery, 3rd edition. He has also publicized his research through numerous podium presentations to organizations such as the Scoliosis Research Society and the Cervical Spine Research Society. His most recent work involves studying the use of vancomycin powder to prevent infection during spinal deformity surgery.

In addition to his significant professional contributions to the medical field, Ra’Kerry Rahman, MD, has donated his medical expertise to several volunteer organizations. In 2009, Dr. RaKerry Rahman traveled to Ghana’s FOCOS orthopedic hospital to volunteer his services on a complex spine surgery medical mission. He has also held positions as the President of the Student National Medical Association.

After graduating with a "Distinction in Research" and Alpha Omega Alpha honors from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. RaKerry Rahman’s post-doctoral experience includes serving as Chief Resident of New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University. During a fellowship in spine surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, he completed his spine deformity training under the direction of Keith Bridwell, MD, Lawrence Lenke, MD, and Dan Riew. Read Less
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