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Dr. Nadeem Rahman, MD

Institute Chair, Critical Care, Respiratory & Critical Care Institute

Nadeem Rahman, MD, is the Chair of Critical Care Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. He oversees the evaluation and management of medical, surgical and neurological critically ill patients. He also serves as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Rahman was the Vice-Chief for the Center of Critical Care and the Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the Cleveland Clinic. He previously served as the Interim Director of Medina Intensive Care Unit and in 2014 was appointed to Cleveland Clinic Florida as Chief of Surgical Critical Care and became the first Medical Director of the SICU where he helped establish management plans of care for liver transplant, heart transplant and complex neurosurgical patients.


Dr. Rahman received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio.  His Core Clinical Clerkships were completed at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.


He completed his residency in Anesthesiology followed by a fellowship in Critical Care both at the Cleveland Clinic. He is Triple Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Neurocritical Care.


He resides in Abu Dhabi with his wife and three children. He enjoys coaching, playing sports and traveling with his family.

Fields of expertise

-Surgical Critical Care -Medical Critical Care -Neurological Care -Transplant Critical Care -Post Anesthesia Care -General Anesthesia

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