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Hamid Rabb, M.D.

Hamid Rabb, M.D.

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  • Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Kidney Transplant Program
  • Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Bengali, French


Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), Internal Medicine, Kidney Transplant, Nephrology more

Research Interests

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

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Dr. Rabb attended medical school at McGill University in Montreal and graduated as University Scholar.   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 in the Departments of Medicine and Surgery, and Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Kidney Transplant Program. He has been elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and American Association of Professors. more


  • Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Kidney Transplant Program
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Surgery

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD; McGill University School of Medicine (1985)


  • Internal Medicine; UCLA Harbor Medical Center (1988)


  • Nephrology; Massachusetts General Hospital (1991)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1988)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Nephrology) (2017)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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

Rabb H, Colvin R. 41 year old with abdominal pain and rise in serum creatinine. Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. N Engl J Med 357:1531-1541, 2007

Tullius S, Rabb H. Improving the supply and quality of deceased donor organs for transplantation. N Engl J Med 2018 May 17;378:1920-1929

D’Allesio F, Kurzhagen J, Rabb H. T cells in tissue injury and repair. J Clin Invest Jul 1;129(7):2608-2618

Rabb H, Lee K, Parikh CR. Beyond kidney dialysis and transplantation: what's on the horizon? J Clin Invest. 2022 Apr 1;132(7):e159308

Activities & Honors


  • American Association of Professors
  • American Society of Clinical Investigation
  • NIH study section

Professional Activities

  • Past Chair, Scientific Studies for the American Society of Transplantation
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