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

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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 PatientJune, 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 PatientApril, 2020
Dr. Alam is smart, a good listener and always involves me in care decisions!

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2020
[Unrelated] Dr. Rafeul Alam was rude answering personal phone calls during my visit, making it hard to hear [unrelated].

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
I love Dr Alam, he explains my care and addresses my concerns.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
Great communicator and compassionate physician

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
The doctors both listened and were great!

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2020
Dr. Alam is friendly, professional and takes the time to answer any of my questions thoroughly

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2020

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2019
*Dr. Alam is fabulous. Smart, kind, great judgments.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2019
*Dr. Alam is warm, friendly & caring - a good listener!