Rafeul Alam, MD, PhD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient 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 Professor Veda H. and Chauncey H. Ritter Chair in Immunology Department of Medicine Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology 5280 Top Doctors 2020 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars 87 Patient Ratings 22 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Allergy Treatment Programs (Adult) Asthma Treatment Program (Adult) Department of Medicine Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Adult) Specialties & Conditions Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) Allergy Anaphylaxis Angioedema Asthma Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Overview Eosinophilic Lung Diseases Food Allergies Hives (Urticaria) Immune Deficiency Disorders Medication/Drug Allergy Occupational Asthma Sinusitis Research Areas Cellular and Molecular Biology Inflammation Allergy Asthma Special Interests Basic Science Research: The major research interest of the laboratory is signal transduction mechanism of eosinophils and T cells, and signaling mechanism of asthma. Translational/Clinical Research: The major interests are the signaling abnormalities of asthma and airway allergic diseases. See More View Publications Education Education 1974 - 1980 Lodz Medical School (Lodz, Poland), MD Residency 1981 - 1983 Lodz Medical School (Lodz, Poland), Internal Medicine Fellowship 1987 - 1988 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 Publications 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. View Biographical Sketch Academic Affiliations University of Colorado Denver - Program B Fellowship Program Website Information Alam Laboratory Conflicts of Interest National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations. Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Provider showed concern 4.6 Friendliness 4.6 Spoke using clear language 4.7 Provider explained things clearly 4.6 Amount of time spent with you 4.6 Provider included you in decisions 4.6 Confidence in your doctor 4.6 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.6 Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 I was impressed with the Doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 I think Dr. Alam is probably the smartest doctor I've ever met!! I [PHI] needed consultation about whether I can safely take the new COVID vaccine. This has been haunting me for months. He gave me some possible options which has decreased my anxiety. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 Dr. Alam is a very caring, empathic physician to whom I can relate very well. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 *Dr. Alam and his assistant were very helpful. Very professional, informative, and caring. I like that he is very straight forward. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 Care provider always listens, does not presume, takes into consideration all concerns and provides sound counsel & direction that has improve my health. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Care Providers were exceptional..... they were attentive, friendly and cared about what I was going through. They were smart and explained - in a scientific way that I could understand. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Dr. Alam has always treated me with courtesy and respect. He listens to me and we discuss my issues\concerns\remedies. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 *Dr. Alam is exceptional. I wish we use in Florida with me where he would be my full-time allergist. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 he only talked about what we couldn't do. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 outstanding care National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Dr. Alam was wonderful! show more National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 Dr. Alam has always been caring and concerned for my good health. I have always felt comfortable speaking with and discussing issues with Dr. Alam. He is never in a hurry and takes whatever time necessary to make sure my questions are answered and my condition has been discussed and reviewed. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 Dr. Alam has always listened to me and we have made decisions together. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 Dr. Alam spent more time with me than was on the schedule. he discussed all aspects of my care and asked questions about my goals and desires. I wish I had access to an allergist like Dr. Alam at home. I will be returning to see him for future needs. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 Dr. Alam is smart, a good listener and always involves me in care decisions! National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 [Unrelated] Dr. Rafeul Alam was rude answering personal phone calls during my visit, making it hard to hear [unrelated]. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 I love Dr Alam, he explains my care and addresses my concerns. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Great communicator and compassionate physician National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 The doctors both listened and were great! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Dr. Alam is friendly, professional and takes the time to answer any of my questions thoroughly National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Good National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2019 *Dr. Alam is fabulous. Smart, kind, great judgments.