Hi, my name is Layan Alrahmani! I am a full-time academic physician, Assistant professor, and proud mama alongside my amazing husband, Zaid. We live in the Chicagoland area with our two highly spirited girls.
Besides my two demanding jobs, I love to read, paint and have recently taken up gardening.
MARRIED TO MEDICINE
My husband Zaid is a cardiothoracic surgeon and scientist. Together, we love to cruise, travel, eat, bike and binge-watch shows.
I have a 4 years old. She loves books, dining out, and her imaginary bff Puka.
My 1.5 years old. She loves eating, hugs and pulling her sister's hair.
Fellowship: Maternal Fetal Medicine at Mayo Clinic
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
Medical school: MD at University of Jordan
Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Member of the Communications Committee of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Member of BabyCenter Medical Advisory board member
I believe in minimalism, conscious and ethical consumerism, and the power of a plant-based diet
I am fully bilingual (English and Arabic)
I love to cruise with my hubby and girls. Since we have been married, we have been on 9 cruises.
I love to dine out, discovering hidden gems, and pretend to be a food critic. I am a proud holder of Yelp Elite Gold badge.
HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR HUSBAND?
We met in medical school. We were in the same medical school class. He sat behind me in physics.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I am Iraqi-Canadian-American. I was born in Baghdad, and I grew up in Canada and Jordan.
DID YOU DO UNDERGRAD?
No, I went to medical school straight out of high school. I was 18! My medical school was 6 years long: 3 years of basic science and 3 years of clinical.
OBGYN is the perfect blend of surgery, women's health and primary care. I love surgery and I love having continuity of care and forming long-lasting relationships with patients. It was a no-brainer!
WHY DID YOU BECOME PLANT-BASED?
I watched the Netflix documentary "What the Health" and it forever changed me. Since then I have read countless evidence based books and watched lots of documentaries.
IF YOU WEREN'T A DOCTOR, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Teacher. A tie between English literature, art and science. Or a yoga instructor.