Kazem Rahimi

I am an Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford. I am a cardiologist, epidemiologist and health services researcher with an interest in prevention and management of chronic diseases. I have led the design, coordination and reporting of multi-centre randomized trials, collaborative meta-analyses and large-scale observational studies that have investigated the burden, causes and management of cardiovascular diseases. I lead the Blood Pressure Lowering Treatment Trialists' Collaboration (BPLTTC), which is an international collaboration of all the major trials of blood pressure lowering drugs.
I am the Director of the Oxford Martin programme on Deep Medicine which is using some of the largest and most complex biomedical datasets that have ever been collected to generate insights into complex disease patterns, risk trajectories and treatment effects. Through collaboration of interdisciplinary researchers with expertise in healthcare (e.g., digital health, cardiology and neuroscience), biomedical informatics (e.g., imaging and electronic health records), and advanced machine learning (e.g., deep learning) high-impact insights into management of chronic diseases are being sought.
As the director of Deep Medicine programme, I lead a team of researchers that are working towards identification of practical and affordable solutions that address the unmet healthcare needs of vulnerable or disadvantaged populations globally.
I hold an adjunct Professorship from the University of Sabzewar in Iran and have been a member of the Global Burden Disease collaboration. I am the Cardiology Specialist Consulting Editor at PLOS Medicine and an Associate Editor of the BMJ Heart.
My reserach interest include:
  • Epidemiology and healthcare delivery
  • Health informatics
  • Cardiovascular science
  • Global health
  • Urban health

External Links

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  • Email: kazem.rahimi@wrh.ox.ac.uk