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.

Treatment of a duodenal-caval fistula secondary to peptic ulcer disease
Koh, EY, McFall, RG, Upadhyaya, R, Chun, Y & Rahimi, M 2022, , Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 396-398.

Vascular Graft Infections: An Overview of Novel Treatments Using Nanoparticles and Nanofibers
He, E, Serpelloni, S, Alvear, P, Rahimi, M & Taraballi, F 2022, , Fibers, vol. 10, no. 2, 12.

Vasculink iPhone Application and Risk Prediction Model for Groin Complication in Vascular Surgery
Livingston, KA, Koh, E, Adlouni, M, Hassan, A, Gan, W, MS, YZ, Falohun, T, Peden, EK & Rahimi, M 2022, , Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol. 85, pp. 237-245.

Diagnostic Accuracy of FDG PET for the Identification of Vascular Graft Infection
Rahimi, M, Adlouni, M, Ahmed, AI, Alnabelsi, T, Chinnadurai, P & Al-Mallah, MH 2022, , Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol. 87, pp. 422-429.

Evaluation of a Novel System for RFID Intraoperative Cardiovascular Analytics
Hendricks, W, Mecca, J, Rahimi, M, Rojo, MR, Von Ballmoos, MCW, McFall, RG, Haddad, P, Berczeli, MT, Sinha, K, Barnes, RG, Peden, EK, Lumsden, AB, MacGillivray, TE & Corr, SJ 2022, , IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, vol. 10, 1900309.

Single-center surgical site infection rate after peripheral ECMO decannulation and surgical repair
Haddad, P, Chasin, C, Xu, J, Peden, E & Rahimi, M 2022, , Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease, vol. 9.

Nano encapsulated novel compound SA-10 with therapeutic activity in both acute and chronic murine hindlimb ischemia models
Hinkle, L, Le, D, Nguyen, T, Tran, V, Amankwa, CE, Weston, C, Shen, H, Nguyen, KT, Rahimi, M & Acharya, S 2021, , Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, vol. 35, 102400.

Nanotechnology applications for cardiovascular disease treatment: Current and future perspectives
Wang, DK, Rahimi, M & Filgueira, CS 2021, , Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, vol. 34, 102387.

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, pp. 102367.

Nanotechnology applications for cardiovascular disease treatment: Current and future perspectives
Wang, DK, Rahimi, M & Filgueira, CS 2021, , Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, vol. 34, 102387, pp. 102387.

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, vol. 72, pp. 578-588.

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.