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 2019 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® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2019 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. 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Close 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 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 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 4.7 Friendliness 4.7 Spoke using clear language 4.8 Provider explained things clearly 4.7 Amount of time spent with you 4.7 Provider included you in decisions 4.7 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– February, 2019 *Dr. Alam is warm, friendly & caring - a good listener! National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2019 I have only seen this doctor once so I cannot judge right away. I am sure he is very good. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 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 Patient– December, 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 Patient– November, 2018 Dr. Alan is wonderful National Jewish Health Patient– August, 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 Patient– August, 2018 very good National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 Dr. Alam exudes kindness, good humor, and caring. A great doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 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 Patient– July, 2018 Saw [a fellow], then she talks to *Dr. Alam he came in at the end of appt. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2018 Dr. Alam and his team were, as said earlier, top flight! I travelled all the way from [place} to be at National Jewish Hospital (and without insurance!) and found the experience to be well worth the time, effort and expense! show more National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2018 Dr. Alam takes the time to explain any and all instructions to me. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2017 I respect Dr. Alam tremendously. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2017 *Dr. Alam is outstanding in all categories. I have complete confidence in him. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2017 Dr. Alam is an excellent clinician/diagnostician: he listens, understands and provides excellent treatment plans. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2017 Care provider ran out of time for the visit so we did not fully cover all the information that would have been ideal to cover. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2017 Dr. Alan is wonderful. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2017 Outstanding! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2017 I have great confidence in Dr. Alamn. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2017 Because of a chronic and complex illness, I have seen close to 4 dozen doctors in the past years, most too overwhelmed by the breadth of my symptoms, and dismissing me. Of those, Dr. Alam holds first place with only one other doctor I've seen in that time. Meaning, he is an exemplary physician, not only in his knowledge and understanding, but also in his persona, social interaction, sense of humor, and basically treating me like Im actually an intelligent human being who has relevant knowledge! Thank you! He actually suggested something that NO OTHER doctor has even considered - that my severe [Condition] symptoms be related to continually more severe [Condition], and now I will be seeing a [DOCTOR], someone I probably should have seen years ago considering I have so many [Condition]hormone issues! I am grateful, and to be honest, I have gotten teary eyed on more than one occasion thinking about how lucky I was to be able to see Dr. Alam for my [Condition]. Perhaps some of us chronically ill patients, who continue striving and hoping with no real treatment or hope in sight, do eventually get to who they need to see. At least I was one! Thank you thank you thank you! National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2016 Dr. Alam is fabulous. Smart, kind, thorough. A gem National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2016 Very good. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2016 I have been seeing Dr. Alam for about 10 years. He has always been professional, kind, and caring. I trust him completely. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2016 An awesome Dr. that I trust! National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2016 I have been from the Mayo to MD Anderson and this doctor is the best experience I have had. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2016 *Dr. Alam is a very good doctor and I am glad that he is. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2016 I have never had as good of service as I receive at National Jewish. I continue to make the drive because of my confidence in the medical care I receive. And when I have had problems, the speed in resolving issues is unprecedented. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2016 *Dr. Alam is by far the most caring physician I have had at National Jewish. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2016 Was on his phone, didn't let me talk or listen to what I wanted to tell him and I feel this appointment was a waste of my time and money. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2016 Dr. Alam and his allergy fellow spend an amount of time with me which was beyond all other professionals I see. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2016 dr alam and the physician assistant was very courteous and friendly. they both were very knowledgeable about my disease. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2016 Great experience hands down. Despite the complexities around my issues he was the first doctor to actually want to really dive in and help. Even when I was crying he was courteous and understanding (got me tissues!). He is thinking outside of the box with what's going on and really took the time to understand every detail of my symptoms and concerns. He represents the medical profession and how it has to be in this day in age. Proactive, out of box thinkers and not just text book practicing. He also listened and that's what patients need. Patients are smarter and while you can't believe everything you hear or read to try and self-diagnose, we know our bodies and when something isn't right. I truly do appreciate his professionalism, the team of staffs professionalism and his willingness to really try and help. This is the furthest I have gotten in over 10 years of dealing with my issues. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2016 *Dr. Alam did a excellent job while I was at NJH.