Rehana L. Ahmed-Saucedo, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology

Rehana L. Ahmed-Saucedo

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-8625

Office Address:
516 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
516 Delaware Street SE
MMC 98
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology

MD, University of Minnesota

Residency, University of Minnesota

PhD, University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health


If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ahmed, please call (612) 625-5656.

I see patients in the teaching resident clinic and conduct research through the Department of Dermatology and the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Awards & Recognition

  • Departmental and University Honors, Johns Hopkins University 
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Johns Hopkins University
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Minnesota
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Grant
  • National PEO Foundation Scholarship recipient
  • Minnesota Medical Foundation Rosa Steer Breast Cancer Research Award
  • Scholars in Training Award, American Association of Cancer Research 
  • Thomas Shevlin Predoctoral Fellowship, University of MN Graduate School

Professional Associations

  • Board member, Survivors Training


Research Summary/Interests

Melanoma etiology and survivorship; Lymphedema; Quality of Life; Clinical Trials


  • Ahmed RL, Schmitz KH, Prizment A, Folsom AR: “Risk Factors for Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Survivors, the Iowa Women’s Health Study.” Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 130(3):981-91, (2011) Epub July 15, 2011
  • Prizment AE, Alonso A, Folsom AR, Ahmed RL, Virnig BA, Warshaw EM, Anderson KE. “Association Between Psoriasis and Incident Cancer: The Iowa Women’s Health Study.” Cancer Causes and Control, 22(7):1003-10, (2011)
  • Schmitz KH, Ahmed RL, Troxel AB, Cheville A, Lewis-Grant L, Smith R, Bryan CJ, Williams-Smith CT, Chittams J. “Weight Lifting for Women at Risk for Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema.” Journal of the American Medical Association, 22;304(24):2699-705, (2010)
  • Schmitz KH, Ahmed RL, Troxel A, Cheville A, Smith R, Lewis-Grant L, Bryan CJ, Williams-Smith CT, Greene QP. “Weight Lifting in Women with Breast-Cancer-Related Lymphedema: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” New England Journal of Medicine. 361:664-73 (2009)
  • Schmitz KH, Troxel AB, Cheville A, Grant LL, Bryan C, Gross C, Lytle LA, Ahmed RL. “Physical Activity and Lymphedema (The PAL Trial): Assessing the Safety of Progressive Strength Training in Breast Cancer Survivors.” Contemporary Clinical Trials.30:233-24 (2009)
  • Ahmed RL, Prizment A, Lazovich D, Schmitz KH, Folsom AR: “Lymphedema and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors, the Iowa Women’s Health Study.” Journal of Clinical Oncology, 26:5689-569 (2008)


Board Certifications

Care Philosophy

I strive to combine my research background with my clinical training to bring evidence based medicine to my dermatological practice, all while recognizing the individual and caring for each patient with compassion.

Clinical Interests

Medical; Pediatric; Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology