Naeem Rahim

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Naeem Rahim
Born (1976-01-01) January 1, 1976 (age 43)
Nationality American
Alma mater Aga Khan University Medical College (B.S.)(M.D.)
Occupation Nephrologist
Spouse(s) Amna Noreen Mannan
Children 3

Naeem Rahim (born January 1, 1976) is an American nephrologist[1] and founder of Idaho based JRM foundation For humanity[2] & Co-founder of Idaho Kidney Institute.[3] He was one of the First Idahoans to receive the Ellis Island Medals of Honor in the last 25 years.[4]

Early life and education

Naeem Rahim a Pakistani American was born in Peshawar, Pakistan as his father Mohammad Rahim was an Army officer[5] and mother was a nurse in the Army. He went to Habib public school Karachi for matriculation and went to Aga Khan medical college for medicine graduated in 1998. He is fluent in English, Urdu and Punjabi.[6]


Medical practice

Naeem & his brother Fahim Rahim[7] trained from New York Medical College in internal medicine and later nephrology. They choose to move to a small town in Idaho to provide better health care to the much needed rural America. Naeem Rahim and Fahim Rahim both received Ellis Island Medals of Honor in 2010 and subsequently multiple congressional records[8] in recognition of their services to state of Idaho.[9] Naeem was one of the first Idahoans to receive the Ellis Island Medals of Honor. They decided to honor the people of Idaho and started JRM foundation For humanity.[10] Fahim Rahim & Naeem also started Idaho hometown heroes Medal[11] which identifies and celebrates individuals who serve their communities in Idaho. Naeem was showcased as success stories of Pakistanis on a TV show called Reema Ka Amreeka hosted by famous Pakistani actress Reema Khan.

Institutional positions

  • Affiliate faculty at Idaho State University, responsible for Nephrology curriculum for Physicians Assistant school, Nursing school. Involved in clinical lectures.
  • Founder and co-owner of Idaho Kidney Institute, Idaho. One of the largest provider for patients suffering from kidney disease in South Eastern Idaho.
  • Founder and managing partner Nephro Consultants, health care consulting firm for medical practices and start-ups.
  • Founder and Chairman Board of Directors for JRM Foundation for Humanity, a non-profit organization looking to raise funds for charities of choice.
  • Co-founder and Managing partner at 3 i Sessions, a startup advisory firm.
  • Founding member and Chairman for Idaho's Hometown Hero Medal.[12]
  • Member of Board of Directors, Brighter Tomorrow's, a child advocacy center.
  • Radio talk show host for KISU/NPR "House Call", a weekly radio show.[13]
  • Medical Advisor of Consultant Medical Group, a panel of medical experts who perform objective review & analysis of cases arising from personal injury litigation.
  • Director, Home program for Idaho Kidney center, Pocatello.
  • Director, Home program for Idaho Kidney center, Idaho Falls.
  • Physician partner of Liberty Dialysis, the third largest dialysis provider in USA.
  • Former Vice President of the Committee of Interns and Residents, largest union of in training physicians in USA.
  • Former president for South East Idaho Medical Association.



  1. ^ "Dr. Naeem Rahim, MD". Health Grades. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Rahim Farhim and JRM Foundation reach out". Idaho State Journal. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  3. ^ "News Release of US Senator Mike Crapo - Noon Pocatello Report". Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Liberty Dialysis Physicians Fahim Rahim and Naeem Rahim to Receive Ellis Island National Medals of Honor for Their Contribution to Achievements in Dialysis and Kidney Care". Reuters. Archived from the original on 19 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Mohammad Rahim - Obituary". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Dr. Fahim Rahim, M.D. - Nephrologist Pocatello, ID - Family Doctors in Idaho Falls, Idaho - Bingham Memorial Hospital". Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Pocatello doctor Fahim Rahim leads group to aid the Nepalese". Idaho State Journal. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  8. ^ Recipient of Congressional Record - Fahim Rahim & Naeem Rahim (PDF). Idaho US: Library of Congress. pp. S5858 - September 18, 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Congressional Record Online through the Government Printing Office". House of representatives USA.
  10. ^ "From bricks to books". Idaho Mountain Express. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Idaho's Hometown Hero Medal ceremony honors Heroes recognized for their efforts in various way". Local News 8. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  12. ^ "IDAHO HOMETOWN HERO MEDAL". Library of Congress.
  13. ^ "KISU Program Guide". FM 90.1 KISU. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Liberty Dialysis Physicians Fahim Rahim and Naeem Rahim to Receive Ellis Island National Medals of Honor for Their Contribution to Achievements in Dialysis and Kidney Care". Business Wire. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  15. ^ "157 CONG. REC. E1554 - RECOGNIZING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF DRS. FAHIM AND NAEEM RAHIM". GPO's Federal Digital System. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
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