Currently, Dr. Asif Rafi, MD is the CEO and starter of the solo practice, Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Institute in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Rafi is on faculty at UCLA and is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine/VA Greater Los Angeles Medical Center. He is actively involved with the Allergy and Immunology fellowship program, and teaches fellows, residents, and medical students.
After residency, Dr. Rafi completed a combined research fellowship in Allergy & Immunology and Geriatrics & Gerontology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). During his fellowship, he completed his pediatric Allergy and Immunology training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He has completed extensive research in the fields of chronic sinusitis, atopic dermatitis & allergic skin disorders, co-morbidities associated with allergic diseases, and food allergies. His other interests include immune disorders, asthma, transient wheezing of childhood, drug allergy, multiple drug sensitivities, and exercise induced asthma.
During his training at UCLA, Dr. Rafi also completed a Special Fellowship in Advanced Geriatrics. He completed extensive research in the fields of immunology of aging, anti-aging medicine, immune enhancing medications, and drug interactions.
Dr. Rafi has written and published multiple first author manuscripts in the field of Allergy and Immunology and Geriatrics. He has also co-written a book chapter involving immunity in the elderly and infection control in nursing homes.