Dr. Luby Abdurrahman is the division chief of cardiology and head of fetal cardiology at Dayton Children's Hospital. She attended medical school at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria. She then completed her pediatric residency at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is fellowship-trained and board-certified in pediatric Cardiology. She completed her pediatric Cardiology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard medical school in Boston Massachusetts. She has a special interest in fetal echocardiography and complex congenital heart disease. One of her favorite things about working with children is - "working with children and getting to share in their joyful, simple outlook to life". Dr. Abdurrahman has lived with her husband and 3 sons in the Miami Valley for the last 20 years.
Scheduling in-person appointments for new patients only. For follow-up, second opinion or video visit appointments, please call 937-641-4000
education and training
- medical school: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
- internship: University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, New Jersey
- residency: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital/Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio - pediatrics
- Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - pediatric cardiology
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH - pediatric cardiology
- board certification: American Board of Pediatrics, pediatric cardiology and general pediatrics
publications and presentations
- Raabe, EH, Abdurrahman L, Behbehani G, Arceci RJ. An SNF2 Factor involved in mammalian development and cellular proliferation. Dev Dyn. 2001 May:221(1):92-105.
- Abdurrahman L, Hoit BD, Banerjee A, Khoury PR, Meyer RA Pulmonary Venous Flow Doppler Velocities in Children. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1998 Feb:11(2):132-7.
- Abdurrahman L, Schwartz SM, Beekman RH 3rd. Thrombotic occlusion of the main stem of the left coronary artery in a neonate. Cardiol Young. 1999 Mar:9(2):189-91.
- Abdurrahman L, Adatia I, Mayer JE Jr, Moore P, Treves ST. Acute pulmonary embolism in a neonate: precipitation during cardiac catheterization and successful treatment. Pediatr Cardiol. 1998 Sep-Oct:19(5):431-5.
- Giantris A, Abdurrahman L, Hinkle A, Asselin B. Lipshultz SE. Anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in children and young adults. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 1998 Jan:27(1):53-68.
- Abdurrahman, L, NG W, Witt SA, Khoury PR, Kimball TR. Chronic subcutaneous heparin is associated with improved survival in pediatric heart transplan patients. Presented at the 16th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Transplant Physicians. May 12, 1997
- Abdurrahman L, Hoit BD, Banerjee A, Khoury PR, Meyer RA. Presented at ODICH (Ohio Doctors Interested in Congenital Heart Disease). May 10, 1996, Columbus Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
awards, honors and organizations
- Hewlett-Packard Medical Fellowship Award - 1995
- Best Science Project/ Science Day, Case Western Reserve University/Rainbow Babies Chilren's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio - June 1995
- Best Teaching Resident, Rainbow Babies Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio - 1991
- Best Student in Pediatrics, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria - June 1985
Acute rheumatic fever, Aortic stenosis, Atrial septal defect, Atrioventricular septal defect, Cardiac arrhythmias, Cardiomyopathy, Chest pain, Coarctation of the aorta, Congenital heart disease, Double outlet right ventricle, Endocarditis, Epstein's anomaly, Fetal heart conditions, Heart murmurs, Hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Kawasaki disease, Marfan syndrome, Palpitations, Patent ductus arteriosis (PDA), Patent foramen ovale (PFO), Pulmonary atresia, Pulmonary stenosis, Single ventricles, Syncope, Tetralogy of Fallot, Total anomalous pulmonary venous return, Transportation of the great vessels, Tricuspis atresia, Truncus arteriosis, Ventricular septal defect