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 Patient Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars 93 Patient Ratings 32 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) Immune Deficiency and Immune Dysregulation Disorders Specialties & Conditions Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) Allergy Anaphylaxis Angioedema Asthma Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Overview Eosinophilic Lung Diseases Food Allergies Hives (Urticaria) Immune Deficiency and Immune Dysregulation 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. 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 4.8 Friendliness 4.8 Provider explained things clearly 4.7 Spoke using clear language 4.9 Amount of time spent with you 4.8 Provider included you in decisions 4.8 Confidence in your doctor 4.8 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.7 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– November, 2021 Dr Alam is so amazing. He always listens to my concerns, discusses all issues thoroughly, and makes me feel like he sincerely cares about me as a patient. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Dismissive National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 I've seen many, many doctors. I've never been so impressed as I was with this visit. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 Dr.Alam is a very good doctor in his field of medcine I fill really comfortable all the times I had to see him Thank you very much for your care with me My God and Christ keep you heathy and safe. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 I had an excellent experience as a patient. Dr. Showed interest- concern and listened extremely well. His curiosity in my case gave me hope. Even if there is no found solution I knew I was in good care. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 Had not read my extensive medical chart. Made appropriate referral and he understood my objective in making appt. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 Dr. Alam is an well-experienced doctor who is thoroughly concerned about his patient's well-being and health care. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 *Dr. Alam was warm, professional & an excellent listener. He spent a long time making sure he understood my history & current ____. He verbalized a very realistic & human understanding of my illness. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 I have been a patient of Dr. Alam for at least 15 years. I have never given any thought to changing doctors even though I live most of the time [out of state]. Dr. Alam cares about me as a person and my health. I am grateful to have him as my Doctor. It is just very difficult to explain what Dr. Alam has done for me. He has always been very kind, caring and assessible. Actually, I wish he was my primary care physician. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 could not have been better. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 have seen Dr Alam for at least 15 years. never gave me any reason to search out another dr. show more National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 Dr. Alam was & has been very attentive. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 I've been seeing Dr. Alam for quite a few years now. He is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of [my condition]. He listens to my concerns and symptoms with empathy and attention. He always has a thoughtful plan of action that he explains in detail. He's the best! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2021 outstanding National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2021 I feel like I get better care here than most doctors offices or hospitals I've had to go to National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2021 Very good. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 The doctor was very thorough and asked many, many relevant questions. By the followup questions, I felt he was very much problem-solving throughout my visit. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 There was no doubt in my mind that Dr Alam cared about my condition and would help me in any way that he could. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 Had better info about my my chronic illness than any doctor I've seen before. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 *Dr. Alam & his asst. were both very informative, helpful & made me feel at ease. I felt like we were working as a team to achieve best outcome for me. 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! 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.