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Proton Rahman

Associate Dean, Clinical Research Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) Professor from Medicine (Rheumatology) MD (Memorial), FRCPC

Medicine Administration

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Craig L Dobbin Genetics Research Centre Room: M5M205A MEC

What brought me to MUN? What keeps me at MUN?

Because I studied medicine and began my post-graduate training at Memorial, I feel a deep sense of loyalty to this institution and province for providing the foundation for my career. This institution has always been a very friendly and supportive environment to work and collaborate in, and has the added benefit of being located in a city that is ideal to raise a family in.


Medical School – Memorial University
Internal Medicine – Memorial University
Rheumatology Residency and Fellowship – University of Toronto
Genetic Epidemiology – University of Toronto

Selected Awards:

University Research Professor
Distinguished Canadian Rheumatology Investigator Award
President’s Award for Outstanding Research
Arthritis Society of Canada Scholar
Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award
Canada’s Top 40 under 40

Dr. Proton Rahman is the associate dean for clinical research in the Faculty of Medicine. He is a clinician scientist and professor of medicine at Memorial and staff rheumatologist at Eastern Health.

Dr. Rahman completed his medical school and internal medicine training at Memorial University and rheumatology fellowship at the University of Toronto. His graduate training in genetic epidemiology was also done at University of Toronto. He joined the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial in 1999.

Dr. Rahman is very active in translational genetics research, and has identified several novel susceptibility genes in spondyloarthritis, as well as new genetic markers for disease progression and pharmacogenetics in psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Rahman has also initiated various large scale interdisciplinary projects such as the Newfoundland Genealogical Kit. This work was completed through collaboration with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Newfoundland and Labrador Center for Health Information, IBM, the Discipline of Genetics and numerous investigators at Memorial.

Rahman O'Rielly Lab


His has published widely in top subspecialty based genetics and rheumatology journals and his contribution to rheumatology research has been recognized with regional, national and international awards. He has over 200 peer reviewed publications.