About Joseph AbuRahma
My name is Joseph AbuRahma and I joined the Department of Anesthesiology as an assistant professor in the Divisions of Cardiothoracic and Liver & Transplant Anesthesiology in 2023. I earned my medical degree at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in Huntingon, WV. I then completed both my anesthesiology residency and my Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship here at the University of Florida.
Medicine is a tradition in my family. My wife is a physician here at UF, my dad and brother are both vascular surgeons, my sister is a nurse, and my mom is a former nurse. My dad was my inspiration for going to medical school; I’ve always admired what he does. I became an anesthesiologist because it felt like the perfect combination of my interests in surgery and internal medicine.
I feel proud to have trained at the University of Florida for both my residency and fellowship and was excited to have become a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in my last year of residency. My clinical interests involve enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery as well as risk factors associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation for elective cardiac surgery patients.
In my free time, my wife and I enjoy traveling. It’s always fun to immerse oneself in a new culture and visit new places. I’m also a movie buff and a huge sports fan. I love Notre Dame, but if a score is being kept, I will watch it.