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® 2019-2020 — 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

Conflicts of Interest

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



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

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National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
I was impressed with the Doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 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 PatientDecember, 2020
Dr. Alam is a very caring, empathic physician to whom I can relate very well.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 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 PatientSeptember, 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 PatientAugust, 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 PatientAugust, 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 PatientAugust, 2020
*Dr. Alam is exceptional. I wish we use in Florida with me where he would be my full-time allergist.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2020
he only talked about what we couldn't do.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2020
outstanding care

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