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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

Benchtop, Research, Bedside and Application
Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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Rolando E. Rumbaut, M.D., Ph.D.

Rolando E. Rumbaut

Associate Professor
Department of of Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care,
and Sleep Medicine
Department of Pediatrics - Leukocyte Biology

Phone: 713-798-0316
Fax: 713-798-0337


  • M.D., I. Tecnologico y Est. Sup. de Monterrey
  • Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Clinic Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Clinic Fellowship, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms of microvascular dysfunction in inflammation

Selected Publications

  • Li Z, Burns AR, Rumbaut RE, Smith CW. gamma delta T cells are necessary for platelet and neutrophil accumulation in limbal vessels and efficient epithelial repair after corneal abrasion. Am J Pathol. 2007. 171(3):838-45.
  • Sorg H, Hoffmann JN, Rumbaut RE, Menger MD, Lindenblatt N, Vollmar B. Efficacy of antithrombin in the prevention of microvascular thrombosis during endotoxemia: an intravital microscopic study. Thromb Res. 2007. 121(2):241-8.
  • Li Z, Rumbaut RE, Burns AR, Smith CW. Platelet response to corneal abrasion is necessary for acute inflammation and efficient re-epithelialization. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006. 47:4794-4802.
  • 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: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. 128:1706-12.
  • Rumbaut RE, Slaaf DW, Burns AR. Microvascular thrombosis models in venules and arterioles in vivo. Microcirculation. 2005. 12:259-74.
  • Rumbaut RE, Randhawa JK, Smith CW, Burns AR. Mouse cremaster venules are predisposed to light/dye-induced thrombosis independent of wall shear rate, CD18, ICAM-1, or P-selectin. Microcirculation. 2004. 11:239-47.

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