About Rod Rahimi, MD, PhD

Dr. Rahimi received his MD and PhD degrees from the Mayo Clinic. His PhD thesis research in Dr. Edward Leof’s laboratory focused on stromal cell biology and cell type-specific responses to pro-fibrotic cytokines. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and a clinical fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For his post-doctoral research, he investigated the trafficking and function of memory T cell subsets in vivo in Dr. Andrew Luster’s laboratory in the Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases (CIID) at Mass General.

Dr. Rahimi is a Principal Investigator in the CIID and his laboratory studies airway mucosal immunity with a focus on T cell fate decisions in response to environmental antigens. His laboratory seeks to define novel therapeutic targets for inflammatory airway diseases such as asthma. As an attending physician at Mass General, Dr. Rahimi is actively involved in clinical care in the intensive care units and outpatient pulmonary clinic, as well as teaching medical students, residents and fellows.

Full publication list: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/rod.rahimi.1/bibliography/public/ 

Departments, Centers, & Programs:



Pulmonary and Critical Care
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-1721
Fax: 617-724-9948

Medical Education

  • M.D.; Ph.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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