The Amarillo Breast Center of Excellence is a collaborative partnership between TTUHSC, Northwest Texas Hospital and Texas Oncology. The center is the only comprehensive breast cancer program in the area, and is one of 210 programs in the nation to receive a three-year, full accreditation designation by the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. This accreditation gives patients access to innovative treatments and clinical trials. It also ensures Amarillo-area residents receive quality care without having to leave home.
Rakhshanda L. Rahman, MBS, MD, FCPS, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glasg), FACS
Rakhshanda L. Rahman, MBBS, M.D., FCPS, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glasg), FACS, came to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in 2009. Rahman graduated from the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, where she completed her internship and residency. Rahman then spent several years furthering her studies, completing fellowships in breast and general surgery in 2001 at Aga Khan, followed by another fellowship at the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences Division of Surgical Oncology in 2004.
Rahman served at the University of Massachusetts as the founder and director of the Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship Program. After joining TTUHSC, Rahman led the formation of the first nationally accredited breast center of excellence in the Texas Panhandle. Currently, she is the director of the Amarillo Breast Center of Excellence and associate professor of surgery for the TTUHSC School of Medicine .
Rahman serves on many local and national boards and committees including the American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of Breast Diseases, the Laura W. Bush Institute of Women’s Health National Advisory Board, the Amarillo Chapter of the American Cancer Society and the Amarillo Area Breast Health Coalition. To learn more about Rahman, click here.