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Rab Razzak, M.B.B.S., M.D.
Abdul Rab Razzak, M.B.B.S., M.D.
Director, Outpatient Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Languages: English, Bangla
Expertise: Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospitalist
Research Interests: Outpatient palliative care models; primary palliative care; symptom management; and self-care
The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Dr. Rab Razzak is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Razzak serves as the director of outpatient palliative medicine at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Razzak received his medical degree from Bangladesh Medical College. He completed his residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Razzak joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2014.
He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the American College of Physicians and the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.
- Director, Outpatient Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine
- Medical Director, Palliative Care, Johns Hopkins Medicine for Alliance of Patients (JMAP)
- Director, Palliative Care, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH)
- Assistant Professor of Medicine
- MBBS, Bangladesh Medical College (2000)
- St Joseph's Regional Medical Center / Internal Medicine (2005)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Hospice and Palliative Care (2012)
Research & Publications
Leong M, Olnick S, Akmal T, Copenhaver A, Razzak R. How Islam Influences End-of-life Care: Education for Palliative Care Clinicians. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management Education Exchange series. 2016; 52(6):771-774
Isenberg SR, Chunhua L, McQuade J, Razzak R, Weir BW, Gill N, Smith TJ, Holtgrave DR. Economic Evaluation of a Hospital-Based Palliative Care Program. J. Oncol. Pract., 2017, May; 13 (5): e408-e420
Rosenberg L, Greenwald J, Caponi B, Doshi A, Epstein H, Frank J, Lindenberger E, Marzano N, Mills L, Razzak R, Risser J, Anderson W. Confidence with and Barriers to Serious Illness Communication: A National Survey of Hospitalists. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2017, Sep;20(9):1013-1019
Razzak R, Waldfogel JM, Doberman DJ, Feliciano JL, Smith TJ. Gabapentin for Cough in Cancer. Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy. 2017, 31(3-4): 195-197
Cotter, V.T., Spriggs, M., Razzak, R. Advance care planning in early stage dementia. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 2018 14(3):142-147
Academic Affiliations & Courses
Courses and Syllabi
Palliative Care and Pain Clinical Elective
Activities & Honors
- Doctors for America (DFA)
- Society of Hospital Medicine
- American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
Videos & Media
Lectures and Presentations
How to Give Bad News
Discussion Panel and Role Playing (02/09/2016)
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
Recent News Articles and Media Coverage
Healthcare reform in Bill Moyers Journal. PBS (7/10/2009)
Featured on NPR Baltimore via JHM Podcasts - Low Back Pain, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/14/2016)
Featured on NPR Baltimore via JHM Podcasts- Palliative Care at Home. Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/15/2016)
Featured on NPR Baltimore via JHM Podcasts- LVAD Death, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/21/2016)
Featured on NPR Baltimore via JHM Podcasts- Who Gets It? Johns Hopkins Medicine (7/27/2016)
Five Things You Can Expect from Your First Palliative Care Meeting, Get Palliative Care (8/2016)
The Importance of Palliative Care for an Aging World, Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery (GANM) (11/21/2016) transcript
The Importance of Palliative Care for an Aging World, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (11/21/2016) video