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Rab Razzak, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Abdul Rab Razzak, M.B.B.S., M.D.

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Director, Outpatient Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Male

Languages: English, Bangla

Expertise: Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospitalist

Research Interests: Outpatient palliative care models; primary palliative care; symptom management; and self-care

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2097

Background

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.

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Titles

  • 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

Education

Degrees

  • MBBS, Bangladesh Medical College (2000)

Residencies

  • St Joseph's Regional Medical Center / Internal Medicine (2005)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Hospice and Palliative Care (2012)

Research & Publications

Selected 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
    Clinical Research

    Activities & Honors

    Memberships

    • 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

    Patient Ratings & Comments

    The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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