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Houston, Texas

The Alkek Building at Baylor College of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
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Rolando E. Rumbaut, M.D., Ph.D.

Rolando E. Rumbaut, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine and
Pediatrics, Section of Leukocyte Biology

Baylor College of Medicine
Children's Nutrition Research Center
1100 Bates Ave.
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: 713-798-0316
Fax: 713-798-0337


  • M.D., Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Mo.
  • Ph.D., Physiology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Mo.

Research Interests

Dr. Rumbaut's research focuses on mechanisms of microvascular dysfunction in inflammation.

Clinical Interests

His clinical interests include sepsis, acute lung injury and pulmonary function testing.

Awards and Honors

  • Permanent member, Hypertension and Microcirculation Study Section, National Institutes of Health, 2008 to present
  • Editorial board, American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 2008 to present
  • Chair, review group 4A, American Heart Association Region III, 2008-2009
  • Fellow, Cardiovascular Section, American Physiological Society, 2006 to present

Selected Publications

  • Byeseda SE, Burns AR, Dieffenbaugher S, Rumbaut RE, Smith CW, Li Z. ICAM-1 is necessary for epithelial recruitment of gammadelta T cells and efficient corneal wound healing. Am J Pathol. 2009; 175(2):571-9.
  • Dasgupta SK, Abdel-Monem H, Niravath P, Le A, Langlois K, Nagata S, Rumbaut RE, Thiagarajan P. Lactadherin and clearance of platelet-derived microvesicles. Blood. 2009; 113(6):1332-9.
  • Patel, KN, Soubra SH, Bellera RV, Dong JF, McMullen CA, Burns AR, Rumbaut RE. Differential role of von Willebrand factor and P-selectin on microvascular thrombosis in endotoxemia. Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 2008; 28(12):2225-30.
  • Burns AR, Zheng Z, Soubra SH, Chen J, Rumbaut RE. Transendothelial flow inhibits neutrophil transmigration through a nitric oxide-dependent mechanism: Potential role for cleft shear stress. Am. J. Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007; 293(5):H2904-10.
  • Sorg H, Hoffmann JN, Rumbaut RE, Menger MD, Lindenblatt N and Vollmar B. Efficacy of antithrombin in the prevention of microvascular thrombosis during endotoxemia: an intravital microscopic study. Thromb Res. 2007; 121(2):241-8.
  • Rumbaut RE, Bellera RV, Randhawa JK, Shrimpton CN, Dasgupta SK, Dong JF, Burns AR. Endotoxin enhances microvascular thrombosis in mouse cremaster venules via a TLR4-dependent, neutrophil-independent mechanism. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2006; 290(4):H1671-9.
  • Dhillon SS, Mahadevan K, Bandi V, Zheng Z, Smith CW, Rumbaut RE. Neutrophils, nitric oxide, and microvascular permeability in severe sepsis. Chest. 2005; 128(3):1706-12.
  • Rumbaut RE, Slaff DW, Burns AR. Microvascular thrombosis models in venules and arterioles in vivo. Microcirculation. 2005; 12(3):259-74.

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