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Jamal Rahaman

  • ASSOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSOR Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
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  • Gynecologic Oncology

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology


  • MD, University of the West Indies

  • Residency, Obs/ Gyn
    Mount Hope Women's Hospital

  • Residency, Obs/ Gyn
    Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Ct.

  • Residency, Obs/ Gyn
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Cardio & Vascular
    Texas Heart Institute

  • Fellowship, Gynecology Oncology
    Mount Sinai Hospital


    Jamal Rahaman, MD, MB BS, DGO, FACS, FACOG

    Dr. Rahaman is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. He has served as the Fellowship Program Director and the Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Chemotherapy Service at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has also previously served as the Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology at the Mount Sinai and Elmhurst Hospitals. He is one of a very few surgeons credentialed to teach and perform da Vinci Robotic surgery for Gynecologic cancers and near-Infrared fluorescence sentinel lymph node mapping. He established the Training Program in Robotic Surgery for Gynecologic Cancers and regained full accreditation for the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program from ABOG during his tenure as Fellowship Director.

    Dr. Rahaman received his medical training at The University of the West Indies and did his first Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Mount Hope Women's Hospital, in a Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists Program. He also completed the full Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. In addition to the Fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at Mount Sinai, he also completed a two year Fellowship in Cardiac and Vascular surgery with Dr. Denton Cooley at the Texas Heart Institute. After serving as Chairman of The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Williamson ARH Hospital in Kentucky, he was recruited to return to the Faculty at Mount Sinai in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology.

    Dr. Rahaman's academic responsibility focuses on the comprehensive training of subspecialty fellows in Gynecologic Oncology in addition to teaching resident physicians and medical students. He is widely recognized for his special expertise in complicated and challenging pelvic surgery especially laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgery and daVinci Robotic surgery. He is the Principal and co-investigator on several National & International Clinical trials for gynecologic cancers including GOG chemotherapy trials and HPV vaccination trials. Dr. Rahaman is also engaged in basic science and translational research to identify potential predictors of malignant transformation to ovarian cancers as well as investigating novel targets and pathways for emerging cancer therapeutic agents. He has authored numerous publications in International journals and written several book chapters in Gynecologic Oncology and has been the recipient of many teaching and peer recognition awards. His clinical practice encompasses the full spectrum of care for gynecologic cancers including Radical Surgery, Robotics, Argon Beam Laser, chemotherapy and biologic therapy. He is also a certified colposcopist for Cervical Dysplasia clinical trials and provides complete treatment for pre-invasive lower genital tract disease including laser therapy.

    Related Link:
    Mount Sinai Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program


  • 2010 -
    Sydney Druce Award
    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mount Sinai

  • 2008 - Present
    Marquis-Who's Who in America

  • 2008 - present
    Best Doctors in New York
    New York Magazine

  • 2007 - Present
    Biltmore Who's Who

  • 2007 - Present
    Top Doctor
    US News & World Report

  • 2007 - Present
    Super Doctor
    New York Times

  • 2002 -
    1st Place
    ACOG Annual Meeting Film Festival

  • 2002 - Present
    Top Doctors in New York Metro Area
    Castle Conolly Medical

  • 2002 -
    Top Minimal Invasive Surgeons
    New York Magazine

  • 2001 -
    CREOG/ACOG National Faculty Teaching Award for Residency Education

  • 1990 -
    Resident of the Year Award
    Lincoln Medical Center

  • 1984 -
    Noel Haye Prize in Anatomy

  • 1984 -
    Leonard de Cordova Medal in Physiology

  • 1984 -
    Class Prize in Internal Medicine

  • 1979 -
    University of the West Indies Open Scholarship

  • 1979 -
    Trinidad and Tobago National Scholarship


Active Clinical Trials

A Phase III Trial of Carboplatin and Paclitaxel plus placebo versus Carboplatin and Paclitaxel plus concurrent Bevacizumab (NSC # 704865, IND #7921) followed by placebo, versus Carboplatin and Paclitaxel plus concurrent and extended Bevacizumab, in women who are newly diagnosed, previously untreated, Stage III or IV, epithelial overian or primary peritoneal cancer NCI-supplied agent(s): Bevacizumab/Placebo (NSC #704865, IND #7921)

GOG0213 A Phase III randomized controlled clinical trial of Carboplatin and Paclitazel alone or in combination with Bevacizumab (NSC #704865, IND #7921) followed by Bevacizumab and secondary cytoreductive surgery in platinum-sensitive, recurrent ovarian, peritone primary and fallopian tube cancer.  NCI-supplied agents: Bevacizumab (NSC #704865, IND #7921)

A randomized phase III trial of maintenance chemotherapy comparing 12, monthly cycles of single agent Paclitaxel or CT-2103 (IND #70177), versus no treatment until documented relapse in women with advanced ovarian or primary peritoneal cancer achieve a complete clinical response to primary platinum/taxane chemotherapy

A Randomized Phase III Trial of Doxorubicin/Cisplatin/Paclitaxel and G-CSF versus Carboplatin/Paclitaxel in Patients with Stage III & IV or Recurrent Endometrial Cancer

A Molecular Staging Study of Endometrial Carcinoma

GOG0233 / ACRIN 6671
Utility of preoperative FDG-PET/CT and Ferumoxtran-10 MRI scanning prior to primary chemoradiation therapy to detect retroperitoneal lymph node metastasis in patients with locoregionally advanced (IB2, IIA ≥4 CM, IIB-IVA) carcinoma of the cervix

A Phase II Randomized Study of the Effect of Zoledronic Acid versus Observation on Bone Mineral Density of the Lumbar Spine in Women who Elect to Undergo Risk-Reducing Surgery that Results in Removal of Both Ovaries

Acquisition of human gynecologic specimens and serum to be used in studying the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer

GCO# 06-0832
Investigator Initiated Phase I/II trial of combination intra-peritoneal Docetaxel and intravenous pegylated liposomal doxorubicin in persistent epithelial ovarian, peritoneal and fallopian tube carcinoma.

GCO # 04-0754
A Phase lll, Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled, Multi-Center, Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals ' HPV-16/18 VLP/AS04 Vaccine Compared to Hepatitis A Vaccine as Control in Prevention of Persistent HPV-16 or HPV-18 Cervical Infection and Cervical Neoplasia, Administered Intramuscularly According to a 0, 1, 6 Month Schedule in Healthy Females 15-25 Years of Age
Protocol 580299/008

GCO # 07-0267
A Phase lllb, Observer-Blind, Randomized, Multicenter Study With Two Parallel Groups to Compare the Immunogenicity of GlaxoSmithKline Biological 's HPV-16/18 L 1/AS04 Vaccine Versus Merck 's Gardasil Vaccine When Administered Intramuscularly According to a 3-Dose Schedule in Healthy Adult Females 18-45 Years of Age
Protocol 108933 (HPV-010)


Rahaman J, Dottino P, Jennings TS, Holland J, Cohen CJ. The Second-Look operation improves survival in sub-optimally debulked Stage III ovarian cancer patients. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2005; 15(1).

Nezhat F, Prasad Hayes M, Peiretti M, Rahaman J. Laparoscopic radical parametrectomy and partial vaginectomy for recurrent endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol 2007 Feb; 104(2).

Rahaman J, Berkowitz R, Mitty H, Gaddipati S, Brown B, Nezhat F. Minimally Invasive Managemant of Advanced Abdominal Pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 2004; 103(5).

Nezhat F, Jyoti Y, Rahaman J, Gretz H, Cohen CJ. Analysis of survival after laparoscopic management of endometrial cancer. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2008 Mar-Apr; 15(2).

Zakashansky K, Chuang L, Gretz HF, Nagarsheth N, Rahaman J, Nezhat FN. A case controlled study of total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy versus radical abdominal hysterectomy in a fellowship training program. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2007 Mar 26; [Epub ahead of print] .

Nezhat F, Jyoti Y, Rahaman J, Gretz H, Gardner G, Cohen CJ. Laparoscopic lymphadnectomy using the ultrasonically activated shears: Analysis of the first 100 Cases. Gynecol Oncol 2005 May; 97.

Levine DA, Argenta PA, Yee CJ, Marshall DS, Olvera N, Bogomolniy F, Rahaman J, Robson ME, Offit K, Barakat RR, Soslow RA, Boyd J. Fallopian Tube and Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma Associated with BRCA Mutation. J Clin Oncol 2003; 21.

Nezhat F, Cohen CJ, Rahaman J, Gretz H, Cole P, Kalir T. Comparative immunohistochemical studies of bcl-2 and p53 proteins in benign and malignant ovarian endometriotic cysts. Cancer 2002; 94(11).

Jennings TS, Dottino P, Rahaman J, Cohen CJ. Results of selective use of operative laparoscopy in gynecologic oncology. Gynecol Oncol 1998; 70.

Cohen CJ, Rahaman J. Endometrial Cancer: Management of high risk and recurrence including the Tamoxifen controversy. Cancer 1995; 76.

Parikh A, Lee C, Joseph P, Marchini S, Baccarini A, Kolev V, Romualdi C, Fruscio R, Shah H, Wang F, Mullokandov G, Fishman D, D'Incalci M, Rahaman J, Kalir T, Redline RW, Brown BD, Narla G, DiFeo A. microRNA-181a has a critical role in ovarian cancer progression through the regulation of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Nature communications 2014; 5.

Kolev V, Pereira EB, Schwartz M, Sarpel U, Roayaie S, Labow D, Momeni M, Chuang L, Dottino P, Rahaman J, Zakashansky K. The role of liver resection at the time of secondary cytoreduction in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer. International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society 2014 Jan; 24(1).

Cardenas-Goicoechea J, Shepherd A, Momeni M, Mandeli J, Chuang L, Gretz H, Fishman D, Rahaman J, Randall T. Survival analysis of robotic versus traditional laparoscopic surgical staging for endometrial cancer. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2014 Feb; 210(2).

Momeni M, Kolev V, Cardenas-Goicoechea J, Getrajdman J, Fishman D, Chuang L, Kalir T, Rahaman J, Zakashansky K. Does the type of surgery for early-stage endometrial cancer affect the rate of reported lymphovascular space invasion in final pathology specimens?. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2013 Jan; 208(1).

Kinoshita Y, Kalir T, Rahaman J, Dottino P, Kohtz DS. Alterations in nuclear pore architecture allow cancer cell entry into or exit from drug-resistant dormancy. The American journal of pathology 2012 Jan; 180(1).

Son H, Khan SM, Rahaman J, Cameron KL, Prasad-Hayes M, Chuang L, Machac J, Heiba S, Kostakoglu L. Role of FDG PET/CT in staging of recurrent ovarian cancer. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc; 31(2).

Son H, Kositwattanarerk A, Hayes MP, Chuang L, Rahaman J, Heiba S, Machac J, Zakashansky K, Kostakoglu L. PET/CT evaluation of cervical cancer: spectrum of disease. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc 2010 Sep; 30(5).

Rahaman J, Steiner N, Hayes MP, Chuang L, Fishman D, Gretz Iii H. Chemotherapy for gynecologic cancers. The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York 2009 Dec; 76(6).

Zakashansky K, Bradley WH, Chuang L, Rahaman J, Dottino P. Recent advances in the surgical management of cervical cancer. The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York 2009 Dec; 76(6).

Nezhat FR, Ezzati M, Chuang L, Shamshirsaz AA, Rahaman J, Gretz H. Laparoscopic management of early ovarian and fallopian tube cancers: surgical and survival outcome. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2009 Jan; 200(1).

Gretz H, Bradley WH, Zakashansky K, Nezhat F, Rahaman J, Chuang L, Bohren DL, Kreiger K, Rubin E, Sokolow A. Patient clinical factors influencing use of hysterectomy in New York, 2001-2005. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2008 Oct; 199(4).

Chuang LT, Moqattash ST, Gretz HF, Nezhat F, Rahaman J, Chiao JW. Sulforaphane induces growth arrest and apoptosis in human ovarian cancer cells. Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica 2007 Oct; 86(10).

Bradley WH, Dottino PR, Rahaman J. Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration in ovarian carcinoma: case report with review of immune modulation. International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society; 18(6).

Nagarsheth NP, Harrison M, Kalir T, Rahaman J. Malignant pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade in a patient with metastatic vaginal adenocarcinoma. International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society; 16(3).

Kalir T, Rahaman J, Hagopian G, Demopoulos R, Cohen C, Burstein DE. Immunohistochemical detection of glucose transporter GLUT1 in benign and malignant fallopian tube epithelia, with comparison to ovarian carcinomas. Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine 2005 May; 129(5).

Nagarsheth NP, Kalir T, Rahaman J. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder of the cervix. Gynecologic oncology 2005 Apr; 97(1).

Argenta PA, Rahaman J, Gretz HF, Nezhat F, Cohen CJ. Vacuum-assisted closure in the treatment of complex gynecologic wound failures. Obstetrics and gynecology 2002 Mar; 99(3).

Cohen S, Mosig R, Moshier E, Pereira E, Rahaman J, Prasad-Hayes M, Halpert R, Billaud JN, Dottino P, Martignetti JA. Interferon regulatory factor 1 is an independent predictor of platinum resistance and survival in high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma. Gynecologic oncology 2014 Sep; 134(3).

Nezhat F, Wadler S, Muggia F, Mandeli J, Goldberg G, Rahaman J, Runowicz C, Murgo AJ, Gardner GJ. Phase II trial of the combination of bryostatin-1 and cisplatin in advanced or recurrent carcinoma of the cervix: a New York Gynecologic Oncology Group study. Gynecologic oncology 2004 Apr; 93(1).

Alvarez RD, Gray HJ, Timmins PF, Gibb RK, Edelson M, Fowler JM, Havrilesky LJ, McCauley DL, Nash JD, Rahaman J, Rash JK, Rodabaugh KJ, Powell MA, Bristow RE, Brown JV, Tewari D, Cliby WA, Anastasia P, Robinson WR, Shahin MS, Cantrell LA, Cloven NG, Gold MA, Hope JM, Muntz HG, Sorosky JI, Elkas JC, Frumovitz MM, Jewell E, Spillman MA, Naumann RW. We need a new paradigm in gynecologic cancer care: SGO proposes solutions for delivery, quality and reimbursement policies. Gynecologic oncology 2013 Apr; 129(1).

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Dr. Rahaman did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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