Maham Rahimi, MD, PhD, RPVI

Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Academic Institute
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Rahimi grew up in north of Iran.  He moved to the United States in December 1998 and studied Biochemistry and Medicinal chemistry in Southern Methodist University.  After receiving his bachelors and masters degree, he started his PhD studies in Biomedical Engineering in UT Southwestern and UT Arlington focusing in nanotechnology.  He received several grants from United States Department of Defense and National Institutes of Health during his PhD studies.  After defending his dissertation, he started medical school in Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.  He moved to Cincinnati where he completed his vascular surgery training.  Dr. Rahimi joined Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital in 2017.
Dr. Rahimi has more than 30 publications, 50 abstracts, and several patents in fields of nanotechnology and vascular surgery.  Dr. Rahimi continues research in nanotechnology, vascular surgery, biomedical engineering, device design and innovation.

Mimicking cardiac tissue complexity through physical cues: A review on cardiac tissue engineering approaches
Hendrickson, T, Mancino, C, Whitney, L, Tsao, C, Rahimi, M & Taraballi, F 2021, , Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, vol. 33, 102367.

Contemporary Review to Reduce Groin Surgical Site Infections in Vascular Surgery
Rasheed, H, Diab, K, Singh, T, Chauhan, Y, Haddad, P, Zubair, MM, Vowels, T, Androas, E, Rojo, M, Auyang, P, McFall, R, Gomez, LF, Mohamed, A, Peden, E & Rahimi, M 2020, , Annals of Vascular Surgery.

laparoscopic aortobifemoral bypass in a usa academic center
Bath, J, Rahimi, M, Leite, JO, Pierre-Louis, W & Giglia, JS 2020, , Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 332-339.

Chapter 31 - Carbon Nanotube Wire for Use in Precision Medical Devices: Micro and Nano Technologies
Yin, Z, Dong, Z, Cahay, M, Pixley, S, Haworth, KJ, Rahimi, M, Goh, SK, Starnes, S, Patwardhan, M, Chaudhary, S & Schulz, MJ 2019, . in MJ Schulz, V Shanov, Z Yin & M Cahay (eds), Nanotube Superfiber Materials (Second Edition). William Andrew Publishing, pp. 825-849.

Revascularization with Obturator or Hemi-neoaortoiliac System for Partial Aortic Graft Infections
Phang, D, Smeds, MR, Abate, M, Ali, A, Long, B, Rahimi, M, Giglia, J & Bath, J 2019, , Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol. 54, pp. 166-175.

Contemporary outcomes for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms using endovascular balloon control for hypotension
Bath, J, Leite, JO, Rahimi, M, Giglia, J, Jain, A, Shelton, K & Meier, GH 2018, , Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 67, no. 5, pp. 1389-1396.

Clinical outcomes of obturator canal bypass
Bath, J, Rahimi, M, Long, B, Avgerinos, E & Giglia, J 2017, , Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 160-166.

Successful Management of Arterial Pseudoaneurysm Caused by Stent Fracture
Rahimi, M, Robertson, B, Doctor, LM & Bath, J 2017, , Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol. 41, pp. 281.e11-281.e14.

In vitro evaluation of novel polymer-coated magnetic nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery
Rahimi, M, Wadajkar, A, Subramanian, K, Yousef, M, Cui, W, Hsieh, JT & Nguyen, KT 2017, . in Nanomedicine in Cancer. Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd. pp. 623-645.

Arm ischemia and posterior stroke in a patient with a pulsatile mass in the right upper side of chest
Rahimi, M & Bath, J 2015, , JAMA Surgery, vol. 150, no. 8, pp. 811-812.

Dual-responsive polymer-coated iron oxide nanoparticles for drug delivery and imaging applications
Sundaresan, V, Menon, JU, Rahimi, M, Nguyen, KT & Wadajkar, AS 2014, , International Journal of Pharmaceutics, vol. 466, no. 1-2, pp. 1-7.

Deep vein thrombosis: Current status and nanotechnology advances
Wadajkar, AS, Santimano, S, Rahimi, M, Yuan, B, Banerjee, S & Nguyen, KT 2013, , Biotechnology Advances, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 504-513.

Temperature-sensitive polymer-coated magnetic nanoparticles as a potential drug delivery system for targeted therapy of thyroid cancer
Koppolu, B, Bhavsar, Z, Wadajkar, AS, Nattama, S, Rahimi, M, Nwariaku, F & Nguyen, KT 2012, , Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 983-990.

Targeted biodegradable nanoparticles for drug delivery to smooth muscle cells
Kona, S, Specht, D, Rahimi, M, Shah, BP, Gilbertson, TA & Nguyen, KT 2012, , Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 236-244.

In vitro evaluation of novel polymer-coated magnetic nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery
Rahimi, M, Wadajkar, A, Subramanian, K, Yousef, M, Cui, W, Hsieh, JT & Nguyen, KT 2010, , Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 672-680.

Formulation and characterization of novel temperature sensitive polymer-coated magnetic nanoparticles
Rahimi, M, Meletis, EI, You, S & Nguyen, K 2010, , Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 10, no. 9, pp. 6072-6081.

Development of multiple-layer polymeric particles for targeted and controlled drug delivery
Koppolu, B, Rahimi, M, Nattama, S, Wadajkar, A & Nguyen, KT 2010, , Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 355-361.

Burns as child abuse: Risk factors and legal issues in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico
Dissanaike, S, Wishnew, J, Rahimi, M, Zhang, Y, Hester, C & Griswold, J 2010, , Journal of Burn Care and Research, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 176-183.

Epidemiology of burn injuries: Highlighting cultural and socio-demographic aspects
Dissanaike, S & Rahimi, M 2009, , International Review of Psychiatry, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 505-511.

Poly(L-lactic acid) nanocomposites with layered double hydroxides functionalized with ibuprofen
Dagnon, KL, Sri Ambadapadi, R, Shaito, A, Ogbomo, SM, Deleon, V, Golden, TD, Rahimi, M, Nguyen, K, Braterman, PS & Dsouza, NA 2009, , Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 113, no. 3, pp. 1905-1915.