Rania is a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon currently in fellowship at University of Florida, Jacksonville where she is pursuing her subspecialty training as a Pediatric CranioFacial and Maxillofacial Surgeon. She is dual-trained as a physician and dentist. She is passionate about community outreach and volunteers free surgical care and works on project to benefit the homeless. In medical school, she spent a month each in Costa Rica on a pediatric outreach rotation and in Qatar for an outreach trauma surgery/critical care rotation.
Since graduating, she has become increasingly active in global health outreach. She served on the leadership team for the inaugural Harvard Humanitarian Leadership and Policy Study Group trip to Lesvos, Greece in May of 2016. She also served as a lead surgeon for a Cleft and Craniofacial Mission trip with the Facing Futures charity, where she provided free surgical care to patients born with cleft and craniofacial deformities in Hoi An, Vietnam in March of 2018. In 2017, she served as the People’s Hub Coordinator for the inaugural Global People’s Summit. On the day of production, she filled the role of Assistant Director for the GPS program.
Rania is passionate about providing aid to those in need and supports numerous organizations that provide care to the less fortunate including Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund, UNRWA USA, Facing Futures, Project Warm Nights, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, ANERA and Islamic Relief. In her spare time, she loves to travel, volunteer, read, cook, spend time outdoors, host/coordinate social events and attend music and art events. She is passionate about fitness, so she works out regularly at the gym, rock climbs and is a master level SCUBA diver. Her family is originally from Egypt and she is fluent in Arabic.
Rania completed her Medical Doctor degree and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training at the University of Maryland/R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD. She developed an extensive surgical skill set: facial trauma reconstruction, pediatrics, oral cancer treatment, exodontia, dental implants and anesthesia. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and B.S in Microbiology both from the University of Minnesota. She enjoys public speaking and has given numerous lectures to the medical community.