Rifat Wahab, DO

Adjunct Associate Professor

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Rifat Wahab, DO

Dr. Rifat Wahab is an Assistant Professor of Radiology specializing in breast imaging. She obtained her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She chose to specialize in Diagnostic Radiology completing her residency with the Henry Ford Hospital/Michigan State University Consortium where she also served as a chief resident. Her next chapter began in Nashville TN, where she completed her fellowship in Women’s Imaging at Vanderbilt University.

She has been a member of many national societies including the Society of Breast imaging. Her research has been presented at national conferences such as American Roentgen Ray Society, American Osteopathic College of Radiology, and Society of Breast Imaging. She has published book chapters and journal articles in women’s imaging. She serves on national committees regarding medical education through ARRS and AOCR and as well as a reviewer for the AJR.  Her clinical interests are Breast MRI and 3D mammography.

Dr. Wahab is passionate about patient centered care as well as diversity and inclusion in her practice.  Along with her partners, evidence based medicine is expected in her practice.  Outreach is important to her as she feels that educating her patients will allow them the knowledge to better take care of themselves. You will see her out in the community at talks and meet and greets.

She has a strong interest in education serving on the education committee for the radiology residency as well as the Director of Resident Education for breast imaging. She has developed a core curriculum and hands on workshops for her residents. Educating future radiologists to deliver compassionate care is one of her priorities.



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Bachelor's Degree

Michigan State University


Doctoral Degree

Michigan State University



Henry Ford Macomb Hospital



Henry Ford Health System



Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Board Certifications

American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)