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Hamid Rabb, MD

Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
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  • Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine
  • Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Kidney Transplant Program
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Comprehensive Transplant Center


Acute Renal Failure, Internal Medicine, Kidney Transplant, Live Donor, Nephrology, Pancreas Transplant

Research Interests

Kidney ischemic injury; Lymphocytes; Organ cross talk; Biomarker discovery


Dr. Rabb grew up in Montreal where he attended medical school at McGill University in an accelerated 5 year program with an entrance scholarship. After internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, he completed a clinical nephrology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. This was followed in the same institutions by basic research training in leukocyte biology/immunology. Dr. Rabb is currently Professor and Vice Chairman (Research) in the Department of Medicine, and Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Kidney Transplant Program. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, a permanent member on NIH study section, and past Chair of Scientific Studies for the American Society of Transplantation.


  • English
  • French
  • Bengali
  • Spanish


American Society of Clinical Investigation

NIH study section

Additional Resources

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  • Education +


    • McGill University Faculty of Medicine ( MontrealQuebec) (1985)


    • UCLA Harbor Medical Center/Internal Medicine ( Torrance CA ) (1988)


    • Massachusetts General Hospital/Nephrology ( Boston MA ) (1991)


    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1988)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    1. Rabb H, Sharma CP, Michishita M, Brown D, Arnaout MA. Regulation of complement receptor type 3 (CD11b/CD18): function and internalization by the cytoplasmic tail of its ß-subunit (CD18). J Immunology 150:4019-4030, 1993
    2. Rabb H, Mendiola CC, Dietz J, Saba SR, Issekutz TB, Abanilla F, Bonventre J, Ramirez G. Role of CD11a & CD11b in ischemic acute renal failure in rats. Am J Physiol Renal 267:F1052-1058, 1994
    3. Rabb H, Martin JG. An emerging paradigm shift on the role of leukocyte adhesion molecules in inflammation. J Clin Invest 100:2937-8,1999
    4. Kramer A, Postler G, Salhab K, Mendez C, Carey L, Rabb H. Renal ischemia/reperfusion leads to macrophage-mediated increase in pulmonary vascular permeability. Kidney Int 55:2362-7, 1999
    5. Rabb H, Daniels F, O’Donnel M, Haq M, Saba S, Keane W, Tang W. Pathophysiologic role of T cells in renal ischemia reperfusion injury in mice. Am J Physiol Renal 279:F525-531, 2000
    6. Nemoto T, Yokota N, Keane W, Rabb H. Recombinant erythropoietin rapidly treats anemia in ischemic acute renal failure. Kidney Int 59:246-251, 2001
    7. Burne M, Daniels F, Elgandour A, Muyeddi S, Colvin R, O’Donnell M, Rabb H. Identification of the CD4+ T cell as a major modulator of renal ischemia reperfusion injury. J Clin Invest 108:1283-90, 2001
    8. Burne-Taney M, Ascon D, Yokota N, Racusen L, Baldwin W, Rabb H. B cell deficiency confers protection from renal ischemia reperfusion injury. J Immunol 171:3210-5, 2003
    9. Craem J, Brady H, Rabb H. Cell-matrix and cell-cell interactions in the kidney. Ed. Brenner BM: Brenner & Rector’s The Kidney, Saunders. 2004
    10. Rabb H. Paracrine and differentiation mechanism underlying stem cell therapy for the damaged kidney. Am J Physiol Renal 289:F29-30, 2003
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    Professional Activities

    past Chair of Scientific Studies for the American Society of Transplantation

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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-0670
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    Baltimore, MD 21287
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