Dr Kazem Rahimi

Deputy Director of the George Centre for Healthcare Innovation; James Martin Senior Fellow in Essential Healthcare; Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital


Dr Kazem Rahimi is a cardiologist with research interests in the area of clinical trials and health services research.

As the Deputy Director of the George Institute for Global Health, he leads the Healthcare Innovation and Evaluation 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.

His work is aimed at advancing the science of healthcare delivery in the management of major cardiovascular conditions. His work is harnessing the power of Big Data to drive change.  Large healthcare datasets are being used to create more transparency about healthcare performance and for better risk stratification of populations for more targeted interventions.  In parallel to these observational studies, Dr Rahimi’s group designs and conducts large-scale trials of electronic decision support systems aiming to increase the capacity of our healthcare systems to handle the growing demand in healthcare.