Amine Rakab, MD

Amine Rakab
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Assistant Dean for Clinical Learning
Consultant Internal Medicine, HMC

 +974 4492 8319 


Keck School of Medicine of USC, California, USA, 1993

Internship, Internal Medicine
Los Angeles County-USC, 1993-1994

Residency, Internal Medicine
Scripps Green Hospital, San Diego, California, 1994-1996


Dr. Rakab joined Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q) in January 2016 as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Assistant Dean for Clinical Learning. He is credentialed at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) as internal medicine consultant and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP).

Prior to joining WCM-Q, Dr. Rakab served as Chairman of Academic Affairs, Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), and Designated Institutional Official (DIO) at Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi from 2010-2014. He is a recipient of multiple awards, including the Excellence in Teaching Award (2010) and Excellence in Leadership Award (2011). He restructured residency-training programs in Abu Dhabi to meet ACGME-I program accreditation and successfully spearheaded Mafraq Hospital ACGME-I institutional accreditation in September 2012.

His current research interests include curriculum development, cultural competence, and professionalism.

Selected Publications

  • Rakab A. Topic of the Month: Cultural Competence in Medical Education. Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar. 2015. Available from: http://qatar-weill.cornell.edu/cpd/archive/cultural-competence-in-medical-education.html.

  • Goldberg A, Rakab A. Reference accuracy in the emergency medicine literature. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1993; 22(9):1450-4.

  • Rakab A, Kleinman M. Measurement of bronchial mucocilliary clearance in the unsedated dog using 99-m Tc. labeled iron oxide aerosols. University of California at Irvine Journal of Research. 1987;19:627-38.