Mariam Rahmani

Mariam Rahmani, M.D.

Associate Professor & Program Director

Department: MD-PSYCHIATRY
Business Phone: (352) 265-4357
Business Email: rahmanim@ufl.edu

About Mariam Rahmani

Dr. Rahmani has a multicultural background. She was born in Kuwait. She has lived in Kuwait, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates, and moved to the US for college. She completed her undergraduate education in Environmental Engineering at the University of Central Florida. She completed her medical education, residency in General Psychiatry, and fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Florida. She is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Her clinical interests include child and adolescent depression and anxiety disorders, and treatment with Interpersonal, Family, and Cognitive-Behavioral therapies as well as psychopharmacology. She has presented research at local and national meetings. She serves on the Women’s Committee and the Art Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), multiple committees and executive council of the Florida Psychiatric Society, and on the executive board of North and Central Florida chapter of ROCAP (regional organization of child and adolescent psychiatry).

Dr. Rahmani is committed to advocating for mental health and serving our community. She provides psychiatric services to children in the foster care system through the Camelot Community Care (formerly Florida Mentor) clinic and is a regular volunteer provider at the local Helping Hands Clinic for Gainesville’s indigent population. She is passionate about education, whether it be undergraduate students, medical students, psychiatry residents, and child psychiatry fellows. Dr. Rahmani has won the College of Medicine’s Exemplary Teacher award and the Department of Psychiatry’s Exemplary Mentor Award. As the Training Director, she is responsible for curriculum development for the Child Psychiatry Fellowship Program and for the Child Psychiatry lecture series provided to residents in UF’s General Psychiatry program. She has worked closely with colleagues to develop new and innovative learning opportunities for the Fellowship, and works tirelessly with the rest of the divisional faculty to ensure that our training program meets all ACGME standards and provides a comprehensive and nourishing experience to all our trainees.

Accomplishments

Distinguished Fellow
2019 · American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The Victor J. Teichner Award
2019 · AADPDP and AADPRT
Faculty Teaching Award
2018 · Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida
Quality Improvement Project, First Place
2018 · Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida
Quality Improvement Project, First Place
2017 · Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida
Exemplary Mentor Award
2016-2017 · Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida
Exemplary Teacher Award
2014-2019 · University of Florida, College of Medicine
Fellow
2014 · American Psychiatric Association

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychiatry
Areas of Interest
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Adolescent depression
  • Adolescent development
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Death among children and adolescents
  • Discussing death with children
  • Family troubles – resources
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Grief
  • Major depression
  • Panic disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Preschooler development
  • School-age children development
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Suicide and suicidal behavior

Publications

2019
Using Group Psychotherapy Skills for Small Group Teaching.
Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry. 43(1):96-100 [DOI] 10.1007/s40596-018-0896-4. [PMID] 29532433.
2019
Using Group Psychotherapy Skills for Small Group Teaching.
.
2018
Helping Program Directors Effectively Manage Rumors and Gossip.
.
2016
Sleep Problems and Disorders in Children and Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
.
2016
Sleep Problems and Disorders in Children and Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Psychiatric Annals. 46(7):401-407 [DOI] 10.3928/00485713-20160518-01.
2015
Two Cases of Treatment-Resistant Psychosis Triggered By Spice Use
American Journal on Addictions. 24(1)
2014
A review of the use of clonidine as a sleep aid in the child and adolescent population.
Clinical pediatrics. 53(3):211-6 [DOI] 10.1177/0009922813502123. [PMID] 24027233.
2014
A Review of the Use of Newer Second Generation Antipsychotics in the Child and Adolescent Population
. 3(2):146-150
2014
Treatment of refractory substance-induced psychosis in adolescent males with a genetic predisposition to mental illness.
International journal of adolescent medicine and health. 26(2):297-301 [DOI] 10.1515/ijamh-2013-0505. [PMID] 24762642.
2014
Treatment of refractory substance-induced psychosis in adolescent males with genetic predisposition to mental illness
. 26(2):297-301
2012
Thyroid dysfunction as a contributor to mood and psychotic disorders
. 32:123-133
2012
Zonisamide for Attenuation of Weight Gain in a Morbidly-Obese Adolescent on an Antipsychotic
. 2(4):1-4

Education

Fellowship – Pediatrics
2012 · University of Florida
Residency – Psychiatry
2012 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
2009 · University of Florida
Bachelor of Science
2005 · University of Central Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2014-2019
MDU4003 Introduction to the Professions of Medicine
2018
MDC7830 Psychiatry Clerkship
2018
MDC7124 Family Med/Geriatrics
2018
BMS6812 Intro Clin Med 2
2021
PAS5020 Intro to Medicine 2
2021
BMS6813 Intro Clin Med 3

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-4357
Emails:
Business:
rahmanim@ufl.edu