David “Ike” Rahn, MD, joined the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UT Southwestern in 2008. A graduate of Texas A&M University with a major in genetics, he received his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2001.

After completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital and UT Southwestern, Dr. Rahn pursued a three-year fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at UT Southwestern.

As a urogynecologist, Dr. Rahn specializes in the treatment of women with urinary leakage and incontinence and treats pelvic floor organ prolapse and injuries. Together with his colleagues in the Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine Program, he is committed to tailoring treatment plans to each patient’s needs.

Dr. Rahn is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the American Urogynecologic Society, the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

In 2008, Dr. Rahn was honored with the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons President’s Award for Outstanding Research in Gynecologic Surgery for his work in preventing prolapse after hysterectomy.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2001)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2002), Obstetrics & Gynecology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2005), Obstetrics & Gynecology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008), Urogynecology

Research Interest

  • Basic science / Pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse
  • Clinical trials of surgical and nonsurgical management of incontinence & prolapse
  • Pelvic anatomy and surgical education for Ob/Gyn residents and fellows
  • Translational urogynecology research


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Systematic review highlights difficulty interpreting diverse clinical outcomes in abnormal uterine bleeding trials
Rahn DD, Abed H, Sung VW, Matteson KA, Rogers RG, Morrill MY, Barber MD, Schaffer JI, Wheeler TL, Balk EM, Uhlig K J Clin Epidemiol 2011 64(3) 293-300
Urinary incontinence: accurate and efficient diagnosis
Rahn DD Female Patient 2011 36 (3) 30-8
Anterior abdominal wall nerve and vessel anatomy: clinical implications for gynecologic surgery
Rahn DD, Phelan JN, Roshanravan SM, White AB, Corton MM Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010 202(3) 234.e1-5
Failure of pelvic organ support in mice deficient in fibulin-3
Rahn DD, Acevedo JF, Roshanravan SM, Keller PW, Davis EC, Marmorstein LY, Word RA Am J Pathol 2009 174 (1) 206-15
Pathophysiology of urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and overactive bladder
Rahn DD, Roshanravan SM Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 2009 36(3) 463-74

Honors & Awards

  • Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
    President’s Award for Outstanding Research in Gynecologic Surgery (2008)
  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists / Ortho-McNeil
    Women’s Health Academic Training Fellowship (2006-2007) (2007)
  • American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) Foundation
    Fellow Scholar (2007)
  • Rigoberto Santos Award for Excellence in Sonography
  • Excellence in Medical Student Teaching Award