Rima Jean Couzi, M.B.B.Ch., M.H.S.

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  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Languages: English, Arabic, French


Medical Oncology, Oncology


Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 1500
Lutherville, MD 21093 map


Dr. Rima Jean Couzi is a cancer specialist in Towson, Maryland, caring for patients with breast cancer. 

Dr. Couzi earned her medical degree at the National University of Ireland. She completed residencies at St. Laurence's Hospital/Beaumont Hospitals and Galway Regional in Dublin, as well as Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore. She performed a fellowship in medical oncology at St. Vincent's Hospital and St. James's Hospital in Dublin, and an additional fellowship in medical oncology at Johns Hopkins Oncology Center in Baltimore. She also earned a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Couzi joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2004.

Dr. Couzi is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.

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  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions

  • Oncology - Division of Women's Malignancies



  • MBBCh; Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (1985)


  • Internal Medicine; MedStar Health (1997)


  • Medical Oncology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1995)
  • Dermatology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1995)
  • Medical Oncology; St James's Hospital (1990)
  • Medical Oncology; St Vincents Private Hospital (1989)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology) (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Schultz MJ, Tabb RD, Eagan JW, Citron JR, Couzi RJ. “Treating a male breast cancer patient with moderately differentiated, infiltrating ductal cancer of the breast.” Journal of Multidisciplinary Cancer Care. 2009 September – October.

Siegelbaum MH, Citron JR, Eagan JW, Couzi RJ. “Treating a patient with Unfavorable-risk prostate cancer.” Journal of Multidisciplinary Cancer Care. 2009; July – August.

Holdhoff M, Wung PK, Petronis J, Couzi R. “Persistent PET-positive liver lesions after successful chemotherapy in a patient with mediastinal seminoma.” J. Clin Oncol. 2007;25:2482-4.

Antonarakis ES, Fradin JM, Petronis JD, Couzi RJ. “Not What It Seems.” Am J Med. 2007;120:408-411

Li S, Couzi RJ, Thomas GH, Friedman AD, Borowitz MJ. “A novel variant three-way translocation of inversion 16 in a case of AML-M4eo following low dose methotrexate therapy.” Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 2001; 125:74-7.

Activities & Honors


  • Sandoz Fellow, 1993 - 1994
  • ASCO Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 1994


  • Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, 1987
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Professional Activities

  • Member, Cancer Committee, St. Joseph Medical Center, 2007
  • Member, Breast Program Leadership Committee, 2010
  • Co-Director, Breast Oncology, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, 2013

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