Dr. Proton Rahman is a clinician scientist in St. John’s Newfoundland. He is a practicing rheumatologist and a University Research Professor at Memorial University. Dr. Rahman completed his medical school and internal medicine training at Memorial University and rheumatology residency and 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. He was promoted to Full Professor in 2006 and received the designation of University Research Professor in 2012. He was the Associate Dean of Clinical Research at Memorial’s Medical School and Director of Research at Eastern Health from 2011 to 2019 and director of Translational Genomics at the Craig Dobbin Genetics Institute from 2015 to 2019.
His research expertise is in genetic epidemiology and he is internationally recognized for his work on better elucidating the genetic basis of complex rheumatic diseases, particularly psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Rahman’s contributions include enhanced estimation of the heritability of psoriatic arthritis, identification of novel candidate genes, structural variants, and more recently pharmacogenomics of selected rheumatic diseases. His goal in his clinical and research endeavors is to make an impact on improving the lives of Canadians living with arthritis.