2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 3200
Sacramento, CA 95817
Shriners Hospital for Children
2425 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Philosophy of Care
My philosophy of patient care is one of inclusion. I believe the patient and the family should be active members of the care team. It allows the doctor-patient relationship to develop with trust and understanding and a sense of transparency.
Dr. Rahm is a pediatric cardiac surgeon providing surgical intervention to patients with congenital cardiac malformations. She also provides chest wall surgeries for conditions such as Pectus Excavatum. She has an clinical interest in narcotic sparing post-operative pain management.
Dr. Rahm's research focuses on improving the quality of care provided to patients with congenital cardiac disease through involvement with national collaborative efforts, home monitoring program development and narcotic sparing post-operative pain management. She is also active in the simulation/didactic curriculum development for surgical training.
M.D., University of Tennessee - Memphis, Memphis TN 2004
M.S., Molecular Genetics, University of Memphis, Memphis TN 2000
B.A., Rhodes College, Memphis TN 1997
Internship: General Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport LA 2004-2005
General Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport LA 2005-2009
Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 2012-2013
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda CA 2009-2012
American Board of Thoracic Surgery,
CA Medical Board, License,
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Women in Thoracic Surgery
World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Honors and Awards
Sacramento Top Doc Award - Sacramento Magazine, 2018, 2019
Select Recent Publications
Stondell CR, Tumber SS, Raff GW, Rahm AL. A Novel Approach to Pain Management for the Nuss Procedure using Erector Spinae Plane Blockade and Cryoanalgesia. Int J Anesth Res. 2020 Feb;7(4):584-588. doi:10.19070/2332-2780-20000116.
Kabagambe SK, Goodman LF, Chen YJ, Keller BA, Becker JC, Raff GW, Stark RA, Stephenson JT, Rahm A, Farmer DL, Hirose S. Subcutaneous Local Anesthetic Infusion Eliminates Use of Epidural Analgesia after the Nuss Procedure. Pain Manag. 2018 Jan;8(1):9-13. doi:10.2217/pmt-2017-0042. Epub 2017 Dec 6.
Rahm A. Surgical Anatomy of the Chest Wall. Surgery for Chest Wall Deformities. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 2016 Jan 1:1-5. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43926-6_1.
Keller BA, Kabagambe SK, Becker JC, Chen YJ, Goodman LF, Clark-Wronski JM, Furukawa K, Stark RA, Rahm AL, Shinjiro Hirose S, Raff GW. Intercostal Nerve Cryoablation versus Thoracic Epidural Catheters for Postoperative Analgesia Following Pectus Excavatum Repair: Preliminary Outcomes in Twenty-six Cryoablation Patients. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Dec;51(12):2033-2038. doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.09.034. Epub 2016 Sep 28.
Rahm AL, Hasaniya NW, Bailey LL, Razzouk AJ, Chinnock RE. Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation. Eds., Yuh DD, Vricella LA, Yang SC, Doty JR. Johns Hopkins Textbook of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Second Ed, McGraw-Hill Education. 2014 Apr 18;89.
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