Cleveland, OH,
14:06 PM

MetroHealth Names Director of Cancer Institute


The MetroHealth System has appointed Rakhshanda Rahman, MBBS, MD, FCPS, FRCS (Ed & Glasg), FACS, as Director of the Cancer Institute.

Dr. Rahman joins MetroHealth from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, where she served as Medical Director of the UMC Cancer Center, Director of Breast Center of Excellence and Vice Chair of Cancer Research and Development. She is nationally recognized for her clinical practice and translational research in the field of cryoablation for breast cancer.

Dr. Rahman is also a published author on topics of personal development and leadership, including her latest book, Leadership Deconstructed. In addition, she is a nationally recognized speaker and instructor on leadership in business and health care.

"We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Rahman to MetroHealth," said Richard Blinkhorn Jr., MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive and Clinical Officer. "Dr. Rahman brings not only distinguished expertise in cancer research but also a profound commitment to addressing health disparities. Her acclaim for pioneering new research and national recognition as a leadership expert makes her a vital asset in advancing cutting-edge cancer care and research. Her experience and skills align seamlessly with our dedication to innovative solutions that bridge health care gaps within our community and elevate patient care and recovery pathways."

Dr. Rahman maintains an active clinical research, educational and leadership portfolio and serves on several national boards and committees, including for the American Society of Breast Surgeons and National Consortium of Breast Centers.

She graduated from the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, where she completed her internship and residency. She then spent several years furthering her studies, completing fellowships in breast and general surgery in 2001 at Aga Khan, followed by a breast subspecialty fellowship at the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences.

Dr. Rahman is the recipient of several awards and honors, including the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), Professional Breast Health Champion, Texans Caring for Texans Award and Amarillo Women's Network Career Achievement Award.

About The MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers For more information, visit