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Rahmatullah Rahmati

Assistant Professor of Surgery ( Otolaryngology)

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Rahmatullah Rahmati, MD, MPH, FACS

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Dr. Rahmatullah Rahmati received his medical degree from the University of Sydney School of Medicine. He completed Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery residency at the New York - Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia and Cornell program, and a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Rahmati earned his Masters of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He spent 7 years at Columbia University Medical Center, where he served as the Assistant Director of Head and Neck Surgery, Director of Sleep Surgery and Medical Director of the Adult ENT Clinic at the New York - Presbyterian Hospital/ Vanderbilt Clinic. Most recently, he was the Columbia Site Director for the Residency Program. Dr. Rahmati was awarded the Shain Schley Resident Teaching Award and Maxwell Abramson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service. Watch a video with Dr. Rahmatullah Rahmati >>

Dr. Rahmati is a diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology. He specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, minimally invasive salivary gland surgery, sleep surgery and skull base surgery. His research interests include head and neck cancer, salivary gland disorders and obstructive sleep apnea.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health (2015)
  • MD
    University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine (2003)
  • BS
    Cornell University (1996)
  • Fellow
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Resident
    New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Resident
    SUNY- Stony Brook University Hospital
  • Intern
    SUNY- Stony Brook University Hospital
  • Pre-residency Fellow
    Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Resident
    Greenslopes Private Hospital
  • Intern
    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Board Certification
    AB of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (2011)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
New York Super Doctors Rising Stars2017
New York Super Doctors Rising Stars2016
Patients’ Choice AwardVitals2016
On-Time Doctor AwardVitals2016
Compassionate Doctor RecognitionVitals2016
New York Super Doctors Rising Stars2015
Compassionate Doctor RecognitionVitals2015
On-Time Doctor AwardVitals2015
Patients’ Choice AwardVitals2015
The Maxwell Abramson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and ServiceDepartment of Otolaryngology -Columbia/ Cornell2014
Compassionate Doctor RecognitionVitals2013
Patients’ Choice AwardVitals2013
Compassionate Doctor RecognitionVitals2012
Patients’ Choice AwardVitals2012
The Shain Schley Resident Teaching AwardDepartment of Otolaryngology - Columbia/Cornell2010
2nd Prize, Resident Research DayDepartment of Otolaryngology - Columbia/Cornell2010

Professional Service

Sleep MedicineReviewer2014 - Present
Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck SurgeryReviewer2014 - Present

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