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Leena Tariq Rahmat, M.B.B.Ch., M.B.Ch.B., M.A.

Leena Tariq Rahmat, M.B.B.Ch., M.B.Ch.B., M.A.

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  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Languages: English, Arabic, French, Urdu




Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Road NW
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Washington, DC 20016 map
Phone: 202-660-6500 | Fax: 202-660-6501


Dr. Leena T. Rahmat is a hematologist/oncologist specializing in the management of hematologic malignancies and benign hematology. She is triple boarded in Hematology, Medical Oncology, and Internal Medicine. Dr. Rahmat received her medical degree with honors from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), a Master of Arts in Clinical Investigation from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). She completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Hematology & Oncology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate Medical Center. She has also completed an advanced fellowship in Bone Marrow Transplantation and Hematologic Malignancies at the University of San Francisco (UCSF). 

She has given international lectures and presentations on the treatment of blood cancers and is widely published in the field. Her clinical expertise includes malignant blood disorders and nonmalignant blood disorders and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.  The malignant blood disorders she focuses on include non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), Hodgkin lymphoma, Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia/lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (WM/LPL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and plasma cell dyscrasias such as multiple myeloma. Dr. Rahmat’s research interests include developing novel therapies for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, with a particular interest in predicting disease relapse, early disease interventions and the use of natural health products in the treatment of hematologic malignancies. 

As a member of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center team in the Greater Washington Area, Dr. Rahmat is dedicated to the practice of precision medicine, using novel therapies including immunotherapy as medium to improve patients’ quality of life and outcomes. more


  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions



  • MBBCh; Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2008)


  • Internal Medicine; Baystate Medical Center (2014)


  • Hematology and Oncology; Baystate Medical Center (2017)
  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology) (2019)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2014)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology) (2019)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Tarver TC, Hill JE, Rahmat L, Perl AE, Bahceci E, Mori K, Smith CC. Gilteritinib is a clinically active FLT3 inhibitor with broad activity against FLT3 kinase domain mutations. 2020. Blood Adv.

Rahmat LT, Logan A. Ibrutinib for the treatment of patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) after failure of one or more lines of systemic therapy. Drugs of Today. 2018. 54(5):305-313. doi: 10.1358/dot.2018.54.5.2807865.

Rahmat LT, Nguyen A, Abdulhaq H, Prakash S, Logan A, Mannis G. Venetoclax in combination with decitabine for relapsed T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant. 2018. Case Reports Hematology.

Contributor. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment (CMDT), 58th ed., 2019, chapter Blood Disorders.

Rahmat LT and Damon L, The Use of Natural Health Products Especially Papaya Leaf Extract and Dandelion Root Extract in Previously Untreated Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia, Case Reports in Hematology, vol. 2018, Article ID 7267920, 3 pages, 2018.

Activities & Honors


  • Top Doctor, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2021


  • American Society of Hematology
  • Health Volunteer Overseas
  • European Haematology Association

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Dr. Rahmat was recognized as a “Top Doctor” in Northern Virginia Magazine (2021)

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