Dr. Amaad Rana joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine as an Instructor in June, 2020.
Dr. Rana was born in Augusta, Georgia, and raised in Hoover, Alabama, where he lived until he completed high school. He moved far from home to attend Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, for college, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Arabic Language. At Emory University, he discovered his passion for performing traditional Indian folk dance, serving as the captain of the university’s Garba/Raas dance team. He then returned back to Sweet Home Alabama and received his medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He decided to pursue a residency in Internal Medicine, and he completed his residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital / Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He will be serving as a chief resident both at Barnes – Jewish Hospital and the John Cochran Veterans Affairs Hospital in Saint Louis for the 2020 – 2021 academic year.
During his internal medicine residency, Dr. Rana developed an interest for Rheumatology after his experiences in the Rheumatology clinic and the consult service. He will be pursuing a Rheumatology fellowship after completion of his chief resident year. Dr. Rana also has an interest in medical education, as he was involved in the Washington University Teaching Physicians Pathway while in residency. He hopes to combine his interests by serving as a clinician educator in Rheumatology in the future.
In his free time, Dr. Rana enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching Alabama Football games (Roll Tide!), traveling the world with his three older sisters, and watching Bollywood movies.