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About The Practice

Meet The Doctor
Asif Rafi, MD

Dr. Rafi began his interest in Immunology as a Senior Research Associate at the Georgetown University Medical Center. While there, he completed a 2-year project investigating the epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in the DC metropolitan area. His research team was also a key site to be awarded one of the prestigious Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) grants.

After attending medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, he completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland where he was actively involved in Allergy and Immunology research.

After his residency, Dr. Rafi entered a 3-year research fellowship in Allergy and Immunology and Geriatrics and Gerontology at the University of California Los Angeles. During his fellowship, he completed his pediatric Allergy and Immunology training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He has completed extensive research in the fields of chronic sinusitis, atopic dermatitis and allergic skin disorders, co-morbidities associated with allergic diseases, and food allergies. His other interests include immune disorders, asthma, transient wheezing of childhood, drug allergy, multiple drug sensitivities, and exercise-induced asthma.

During his training at UCLA, Dr. Rafi also completed a Special Fellowship in Advanced Geriatrics with extensive research in the fields of anti-aging medicine, immune enhancing medications, and drug interactions.

Dr. Rafi is on faculty at UCLA and is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine/VA Greater Los Angeles Medical Center. He is a core member of the Allergy and Immunology Fellowship faculty within the VA Greater Los Angeles Medical Center. He heads the research of the fellows, and also teaches medical residents and medical students.

Dr. Rafi has written and published multiple first author manuscripts in the field of Allergy and Immunology and Geriatrics. He has also co-written a book chapter involving immunity in the elderly and infection control in nursing homes.

Focusing Extensive Research

  • Allergy Skin Disorders
  • Food & Drug Allergy
  • Chronic Sinusitis (CRS)
  • Food Intolerance
  • Asthma (Allergic and Non-Allergic)
  • Exercise Induced Asthma
  • Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
  • Bacterial & Fungal Infections
  • Adult-Onset Asthma

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