Ariffin Alam, MD Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Medicine


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Dr. Ariffin Alam is a Pulmonary Disease Specialist in The Woodlands, Texas. He graduated with honors from University Of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2010 and completed his internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Alam went on to complete his pulmonology and critical care medicine fellowship at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio.

Having years of diverse experiences, especially in pulmonary disease, Dr. Ariffin Alam affiliates with many hospitals including CHI St. Luke's The Woodlands Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Lakeside Hospital, CHI St. Luke's The Vintage Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

Professional Education

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, 2010
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, 2013
Fellowship: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2017

Clinical Interests

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
Critical Care Medicine

Honors & Awards

Paul R. Stalnaker Academic Scholarship in Medicine - 2010
Joseph Barnhart Scholarship: Cullen Trust for Higher Education - 2010

Professional Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
American Medical Association
American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)

Hospital Affiliations

CHI St. Luke’s Lakeside Hospital
CHI St. Luke’s Vintage Hospital
CHI St. Luke’s Woodlands Hospital
Cornerstone Critical Care Specialty Hospital
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Houston Methodist Woodlands Hospital
Houston Northwest Medical Center
Kindred Hospital Northwest
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
Nexus Specialty Hospital The Woodlands


Alam A, Balestra R, and Aragaki-Nakahodo A. Aspiration Meningitis: Mediastinitis and Brain Abscess due to Streptococcus intermedius. Poster presented at: Annual Meeting of the American Thoracic Society; San Francisco, CA.
Alam A, Jagpal S, Johannes J, and Nagella N. “Infections.” In: Le T, Khosa S, Pasnick S, Wang T (eds.), ATS Review for the Pulmonary Boards, Chapter 11, 1st edition. New York: American Thoracic Society, 2015.