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August 27, 2012

Rachel Rahman, M.D., has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of family and community medicine. She will provide care in the SIU Center for Family Medicine (FCM) in Springfield and is a member of SIU HealthCare, the medical school’s practice group. She will also provide prenatal care through the Centering Pregnancy Program, a Group Prenatal Care program in conjunction with the Sangamon County Department of Public Health.

Previously, Rahman was in practice as a rural family physician in Nauvoo (2001-12), with hospital practice in Illinois and Iowa. She completed her University of Minnesota residency in rural family practice at Immanuel St. Joseph’s Hospital–Mayo Health System in Mankato, Minn. (2001). She earned her medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City (1998) and bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and applied physics at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Rahman was a national runner-up for Country Doctor of the Year in 2004. She is board certified in family medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Rahman and her husband, Franklin, a second-year medical student at SIU, live in Rochester with their four daughters.