Dr. Rashid specializes in surgical oncology and robotic surgery in South FL where he was born and raised. He earned a BS in Biochemistry & Latin/Classical studies at Dartmouth College and an MD-JD at Duke University Schools of Medicine and Law, focusing on health policy to better prepare for the challenges cancer patients face. He completed General Surgery residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, and Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. Dr. Rashid completed a legislative fellowship in the VA General Assembly for the House of Delegates Appropriations Committee, focusing on Budget and health policy, including appointments under Governor Tim Kaine (Democrat) and also by Governor Bob McDonnell (Republican). He is a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia Bar and he collaborated on health policy advocacy at the State and Federal levels.
He returned to South FFL where his family still lives because of his dream to return home to serve the community where he grew up. Dr. Rashid has continued his clinical work in cancer and advanced surgery, research, administrative leadership, health policy and legislative advocacy. His clinical practice includes general surgical oncology and complex general surgery, including robotics and multimodality therapy, and clinical trials, including National Cancer Institute designated research. Dr. Rashid has affiliations with Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Miami School of Medicine, Nova Southeastern University School of Medicine, and Holy Cross Hospital. His research team has initiatives related to cancer care, surgical care, health policy, value based care, cancer prevention and survivorship, with multiple research presentations and awards, over 80 publications (h-index of 20 and i10-index of 34), and grant funding.
Dr. Rashid has been recognized internationally, with multiple presentations and collaborations with physicians and medical societies in the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Europe, including his collaboration with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network to develop Caribbean region specific recommendations for cancer care. His spoken languages include Spanish, Italian, Latin and Arabic. Dr. Rashid is an active member of the American Cancer Society Broward County and the South East FL Area volunteer leadership boards and he has a passion for improving outcomes in cancer care.