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 2021 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 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 are 1) Mechanism of formation of ILC2 memory for allergen-associated PAMPs; 2) DNA sensor-driven airway neutrophilic inflammation. Translational/Clinical Research: The major interest is to identify key cells, pathways and molecules involved in type-2 (eosinophilic) and non-type-2 (neutrophilic) endotypes of asthma. 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 June 2021: HAMI ZRG1 IMM-T57 Study Section, NIH, Ad Hoc member October 2020: HAMI ZRG1 IMM-T57 Study Section, NIH, Chair 2016-2020: HAI Study Section, NIH, Standing Member 2015: Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, 2015, National Jewish Health, Denver 2014-2021: Best Doctors in America (Best Doctors, Inc), Top Doctors (US News and World Report) 2012: Election to Association of American Physicians (AAP) 1997: Election to American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) 2000: Sealy & Smith Distinguished Centennial Chair in Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch 1993: Pharmacia Allergy Research Foundation Award (an International Contest) 1989: Burroughs Welcome Developing Investigator Award 1987: Clemens von Pirquet Award of the American College of Allergists 1985: Annual Award of the Polish Society of Allergists for the best Ph.D. dissertation 1980: Copernicus Gold Prize of the Polish Ministry of Sciences and Higher Education 1980: M.D. Valedictorian, Class of 1980, Lodz Medical University 1980: Ranked First in All-Poland Medical Graduate Final Examination 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 1989-Present: American Thoracic Society 1989-Present: American Association of Immunologists 1988-Present: American Academy of Allergy and Immunology 1986-Present: American College of Allergists Publications Alam R, Good J, Rollins D, Verma M, Chu H, Pham TH, Martin RJ. Airway and Serum Biochemical Correlates of Refractory Neutrophilic Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 140(4):1004-1014.e13, 2017. PMID: 28163052, PMCID: PMC5540819. Liu S, Sirohi K, Verma M, McKay J, Michalec L, Sripada A, Danhorn T, Rollins D, Good J, Martin RJ, Gorska MM and Alam R. Optimal identification of human conventional and nonconventional (CRTH2-IL7Rα-) ILC2s using additional surface markers. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2020;146(2):390-405. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2020.01.038 Sripada A, Sirohi K, Michalec L, Gorentla B, Guo L, McKay J, Yadav S, Verma M, Good J, Rollins D, Gorska MM and Alam R. Sprouty2 positively regulates T cell function and airway inflammation through regulation of CSK and LCK. PLoS Biol. 2021 Mar 8;19(3):e3001063. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001063. PMID: 33684096 Verma M, Michalec L, Sripada A, McKay J, Sirohi K, Verma D, Sheth D, Martin R, Dyjack N, Seibold MA, Knapp JR, Tu TH, O'Connor BP, Gorska MM, Alam R. The molecular and epigenetic mechanisms of innate lymphoid cell (ILC) memory and its relevance for asthma. J Exp Med. 2021 Jul 5;218(7):e20201354. doi: 10.1084/jem.20201354. Epub 2021 Jun 2. PMID: 34076685; PMCID: PMC8176441. View Biographical Sketch Academic Affiliations University of Colorado School of Medicine 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. 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