Zakia Rahman, MD FAAD

Dermatologist, Dermatologic surgeon

Clinical Professor, Dermatology

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Additional Languages Spoken:
Punjabi , Spanish , Urdu


Zakia Rahman, M.D., is Clinical Professor, Assistant Chief at the Livermore Division of the PAVAHCS and Director of the Resident Laser and Aesthetic Clinic. Dr. Rahman serves on the American Academy of Dermatology Diversity Committee. She also is member of the Stanford Physician Wellness Committee and the Stanford Medical School Faculty Senate. Her clinical interests include geriatric dermatology, surgical dermatology, lasers, ethnic skin, fillers and neurotoxins for medical and aesthetic indications. Her research interests include lasers for medical and aesthetic indications and ethnic skin.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Internship: Yale New Haven Dept of Internal Medicine (2000) CT
  • Board Recertification, American Board of Dermatology, General Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery (2013)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2004)
  • Residency: St Lukes-Roosevelt Columbia University (2004) NY
  • Fellowship, St Lukes-Roosevelt Columbia University, Skin of Color (2001)
  • Medical Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine (1998) IL
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, Honors in Biological Sciences in 3 years (1994)

Awards & Memberships
  • Melanie Grossman Award for Leadership, Mentorship, and Advocacy for Women in Medical Science, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (2023)
  • Presidential Citation for advancement of diversity in the field of Dermatology., American Academy of Dermatology (2017)

Administrative Appointments
  • Chair, Stanford School of Medicine Faculty Senate (2020 - 2022)
  • Dermatology Departmental Senator, Stanford School of Medicine Faculty Senate (2015 - Present)
  • Dermatology Wellness Director, Stanford WellMD/PhD Wellness Directors Council (2018 - 2023)
  • Immediate Past Chair, Stanford School of Medicine Faculty Senate (2022 - 2024)
  • Senate Executive Committee, Stanford School of Medicine Faculty Senate (2018 - Present)


Practice Locations

Cosmetic and Laser Dermatology Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion B, 4th Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 725-5272

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(37 reviews)

Much more efficient visit this time. I was out in 30-min vs more than an hour.
I’d like to be anle to see and be treated by dr rahman. She is a very patient teacher but her experience and technique is so much better than her students, it would be nice to see just her.
Excellent doctor !! Assisting doctor was amazing too . Polite and very clear and respectful .
on time and excellent care
Excellent !! Dr. Rahman and her staff are outstanding
No wait time and appreciative for provider who accommodated an add on procedure.
Miracle procedure!
Been going to Doctor Rahman for many years, she is so wonderful. She is very professional and has patience of a saint. She has helped me so much with my self confidence. God Bless her.
I am extremely happy with Dr. Rahman and highly recommend her to everyone .
Dr Rahman is spectacular!!
Great doctor who explains everything clearly
showed concern for my questions about medication,
Dr. Rahman is one of the best drs I have ever seen. She is kind, compassionate, empathetic, intelligent overall the best!
I was so cared for emotionally and physically by Dr Rahman and her assistant Dr Moses. They were attentive, kind and caring and highly skilled.
Dr. Rahman and Dr. Lucy Lui care very much and take time to answer all your questions.
She is caring & knowledgeable & clear communicator. I came in for spider veins and it would have been nice if she had provided an overview of all treatment options, describing the pros & cons. She told me about laser options b/c it is her area of expertise but other options are also available.
She was in and out REALLY fast. I thought she might be more engaged in my care. Talk abut alternatives, things that may or may not be right for a patient like me.
Dr. Janett NG and Dr. Rahman were very nice and answered all my concerns and was able to provide additional immediate remedies, love.
The doctor seemed doing the "minimum."
All great.
Dr. Rahman is the best!
Dr. Rahman did the excellent job. As always could not be much happier with her care.
Everyone was great.
Residents and dr. was excellent! Very happy w/my experience.
Gave me a couple good referrals.
Dr. Rahman is simply amazing. She's a true asset to Stanford Clinic.
Every visit has been a great experience.
I have recommended Dr. Rahman to several friends - she is great!
Dr. Rahman is professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and technically exceptional. I have 100% confident in her & the care she provides. Absolutely outstanding!
Dr. Rahman is the best!
Dr. Rahman is the kindest and most capable doctor possible. She is careful, thorough and very sensitive to each patient's concerns.
Dr. Ramon is wonderful. She is very knowledgeable and conscientious. Whether she is teaching & supervising residents or treating the patient personally she exhibits high standards of excellence.
My visit experience was excellent.
Dr. Rahman is the best of the best.
Dr. Rahman is one of my favorite doctors every; very nice resident this day, also.
Dr. Rahman is an outstanding dermatologist, highly recommend!
I left without a good understanding of her proposed treatments, i.e., why so many different ones, what the difference among them is, why divided the way she proposed, what they involve, etc.

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