Rafeul Alam
Rafeul Alam, MD, is an allergist and immunologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Alam serves as Chief of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Chief, Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Veda H. and Chauncey H. Ritter Chair in Immunology
Department of Medicine
Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Best Doctors in America® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc.

Special Interests

  1. Basic Science Research: The major research interest of the laboratory is signal transduction mechanism of eosinophils and T cells, and signaling mechanism of asthma.
  2. Translational/Clinical Research: The major interests are the signaling abnormalities of asthma and airway allergic diseases.


Lodz Medical School (Lodz, Poland), MD
Lodz Medical School (Lodz, Poland), Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Allergy-Immunology

Awards & Recognition

2014: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
2000-2004: Elected member, American Society for Clinical Investigation AITR Study Section Member
Veda and Chauncey Ritter Chair in Immunology, National Jewish Health
Ad hoc Study Section Member: ALY, IMS

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Allergy and Immunology

Professional Memberships

2012-Present: Association of American Physicians
1997-Present: American Society for Clinical Investigation
1993-Present: Southern Society for Clinical Investigation
1992-Present: American College of Physicians
1990-Present: Greater Houston Allergy Society
1990-Present: Texas Allergy Society
1990-Present: Texas Medical Association
1990-Present: Galveston County Medical Society
1989-Present: American Thoracic Society
1989-Present: American Association of Immunologists
1988-Present: American Academy of Allergy and Immunology
1986-Present: Sigma Xi
1986-Present: American College of Allergists


Verma M, Liu S, Michalec L, Sripada A, Gorska MM, Alam R. IL33 Receptor Deficiency Leads To Steroid Resistant Asthma Due To TSLP-driven Increase In IL9+ILC2s And Mast Cells. J. Allergy Clin Immunol. 141(2):AB2, 2018.

Sirohi K, Verma M, Michalec L, Sripada A, Rollins D, Good J, Martin RJ, Gorska MM, Alam R. Identification of MEK2 and CBX7 as Top Steroid Resistant Genes in Airway ILC2s and Lymphocytes from Asthma. J. Allergy Clin Immunol. 141(2):AB1, 2018.

Sirohi K, Verma M, Michalec L, Sripada A, McKay J, Rollins D, Good J, Gorska MM, Martin RJ, Alam R. Chromobox Protein-7 (CBX7), a Polycomb Group Repressor, Functions as a Transcriptional Co-activator of Type 2 Cytokine Genes in Lymphoid Cells and is Important for Asthma. 143(2):AB183, 2019.

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Academic Affiliations

University of Colorado Denver - Program B Fellowship Program

Website Information

Alam Laboratory

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

Patient Ratings

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National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2019
*Dr. Alam is warm, friendly & caring - a good listener!

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2019
I have only seen this doctor once so I cannot judge right away. I am sure he is very good.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2018
Dr. Rafeul Alam is a provider that shows he cares about his patients by listening intently, analyzing your medical history and providing advice that pertains to your situation. I can't tell you how many times I have been pushed around from my general physician to another physician trying to figure out my issues without success. Dr. Alam has helped me figure out all of my [condition] issues and I only wish that Dr. Alam was my main general physician.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2018
There no more caring or smarter doctor than Dr. Alam. For me there is no more perfect doctor. I feel that I am so lucky to be able to go to National Jewish and see Dr. Alam and all the staff. I treasure my ability to have access to this fine institution and Dr. Alam.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2018
Dr. Alan is wonderful

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2018
Had a "fellow" see me first (did not know this til later), when he could not answer my questions he went for *Dr. Alam to finished my visit and did not feel satisfied with visit. I was in ER in FL & told [my condition] was cause.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2018
very good

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2018
Dr. Alam exudes kindness, good humor, and caring. A great doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2018
Dr Alam and his staff listened to me and we're very helpful. I came in with an internet self diagnosis which is so ridiculous but my concerns were addressed, my questions answered and no one made me feel foolish.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2018
Saw [a fellow], then she talks to *Dr. Alam he came in at the end of appt.