Mirza Rahman, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM PRESIDENTVice President & Chief Safety Officer, Organon
Dr. Mirza Rahman is the Vice President & Chief Safety Officer at Organon, a global healthcare company. He is responsible for leading and setting the broad strategic direction for pharmacovigilance for this multinational company, which has annual revenue in excess of $6.2 billion. In addition, Dr. Rahman serves as the President-Elect of the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and is the Founder and President of the Guyanese Diaspora Charity, a non-profit organization set-up to help people of Guyanese descent, both in Guyana and in America.
Prior to practicing pharmaceutical medicine, Dr. Rahman was an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and the Ireland Cancer Research Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Preceding this, he served as the Medical Director of the Tri-Community Health Center in Suffolk County, NY.
Since 2004, Dr. Rahman has been a volunteer attending physician at the Bryn Mawr Family Practice Residency Program, where he teaches the residents about Evidence Based Medicine. He has also served as a faculty member for the ACPM Board Review course since 2008, lecturing on Health Services Management and Health Economics & Outcomes Research. Moreover, Dr. Rahman has been an Adjunct Professor at the Temple University School of Pharmacy, where he taught several courses in their Graduate Program, on Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoepidemiology, Vaccines, and Pharmacoeconomics.
Dr. Rahman was elected as the President-Elect of the ACPM in 2021 and he will serve as the President of the ACPM from 2023 to 2025. He is currently a member of the ACPM’s Executive Committee on their Board of Regents In 2013, Dr. Rahman created the ACPM - Otsuka Pharmacovigilance Physician Program in Global Medical Safety.
Dr. Rahman completed his General Preventive Medicine & Public Health Residency and his Family Medicine Residency at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Columbia Business School, earned his Master of Public Health degree from the Columbia University School of Public Health, his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and his Bachelor of Science degree from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of the City University of New York. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Dr. Rahman has also received multiple awards from the ACPM, the AMA, the AAFP, Merck, J&J, and Otsuka.