Professor Kazem Rahimi, FRCP DM MSc FESC
Theme Lead – Managing the epidemic of chronic disease
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford
Deputy Director, The George Institute for Global Health
James Martin Fellow in Healthcare Innovation, Oxford Martin School
Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Kazem Rahimi is the James Martin Senior Fellow in Essential Healthcare at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. As the Deputy Director of The George Institute UK he leads the Essential Healthcare Programme, which aims to find practical and affordable solutions for the global health priorities of the world’s largest emerging economies, as well as the priorities of vulnerable or disadvantaged populations in established economies. He directs the Oxford Martin School “Big Data Programme”.
He graduated in medicine from the University of Leipzig in Germany with postgraduate training in cardiology and health services research in Leipzig, London and Oxford. Prior to joining the George Institute, in 2010, he was a Research Fellow at Oxford’s Clinical Trial Service and Epidemiological Studies Unit. His research interests include service delivery innovation in chronic disease prevention and management, large-scale complex intervention studies, and data-driven electronic decision support systems.