Farah Alam


Dr. Farah Alam, DDS, FSD, is director of the Dental Unit of the Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center, which is part of Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Alam provides special care dentistry for medically complex and behaviorally challenging dental patients. She is also the director of the Rose F. Kennedy Fellowship in Special Care Dentistry, which is one of the few fellowship programs in the country that trains dentists to work with patients with special needs. Dr. Alam trains approximately 50 residents per year. She is the first Muslim director of this center. She was the first female Muslim member of the national Special Care Dentistry Association. “I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. I moved to New York City 24 years ago, and there was no looking back. I just dropped my parents off at the airport this morning, and my brothers said, ‘When are you coming back?’ And I said, ‘It’s been 24 years; it is not happening.’”