Fahim Rahim

Fahim Rahim (born December 14, 1973) is an American Nephrologist[1] and chairman of Idaho based JRM foundation For humanity[2] and Co-founder of Idaho Kidney Institute.[3] He received the Ellis Island Medals of Honor for his contribution to achievements in dialysis and kidney care.[4]

Fahim Rahim
Born (1973-12-14) December 14, 1973 (age 47)
Other namesDr. Fahim Rahim
Alma materAga Khan University Medical College (B.S.)(M.D.)
RelativesNaeem Rahim (Brother)

Early life and educationEdit

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 Aga Khan medical college for medicine and graduated in 1997. He is fluent in English, Urdu and Punjabi.[6]


Medical practiceEdit

Fahim & his brother Naeem Rahim 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[7] in recognition of their services to state of Idaho.[8] They were 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.[9] Fahim Rahim & Naeem also started Idaho hometown heroes Medal[10] which identifies and celebrates individuals who serve their communities in Idaho. Dr. Fahim Rahim is affiliated with Bingham Memorial Hospital[11] and Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.[12]


On April 25, 2015, the Nepal earthquake[13] with a magnitude of 7.8Mw caused severe devastation in Nepal. More than 8,800 deaths were reported while more than 23,000 people reportedly suffered from light to heavy injuries. In response to the Nepal earthquake, Rahim had led a humanitarian mission with one of the largest privately funded American relief team in 2015 Nepal earthquake which very quickly turned into one of the largest International team with hundreds of volunteers and people from many countries including America, Canada, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Dubai.[14][15][16][17] Dr. Fahim initiated a #MillionDollarChallenge CrowdRise crowdfunding campaign to President Obama with the goal of raising $1 Million,[18] that went viral. The JRM Foundation raised close to $180,000 from the campaign. Fahim also wrote a Congressional letter with a petition that was signed by over 25 American and International Nepali organizations out of the US.[19] After spending two weeks in Nepal helping with the relief efforts, Fahim returned to East Idaho and hosted a rally at Klyde Warren Park to provide quake relief to Nepal.[20]


A photography exhibition displayed through April 5, 2015 at Wood River Community YMCA “The Face of Hope”. The exhibit, with photographed by Rahim themed raises awareness and explores the hardships of bonded slavery and child labor.[21]


Fahim raced 100 mile races and sponsored and raised money for Idaho Trails and healthy life styles.[22]

Institutional positionsEdit



  1. ^ "Dr. Fahim Rahim MD - US News Doctor Finder". US NEWS Health. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Fahim Rahim and JRM Foundation reach out". Idaho State Journal. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  3. ^ "News Release of US Senator Mike Crapo - Noon Pocatello Report". Senate.gov/Media. 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. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Mohammad Rahim - Obituary". Legacy.com. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.binghammemorial.org/find-a-physician/nephrology/fahim-rahim-m-d.html
  7. ^ Recipient of Congressional Record - Fahim Rahim & Naeem Rahim (PDF). Idaho US: Library of Congress. pp. S5858 - September 18, 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Congressional Record Online through the Government Printing Office". House of representatives USA.
  9. ^ "From bricks to books". Idaho Mountain Express. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Idaho's Hometown Hero Medal ceremony honors Heroes recognized for their efforts in various way". Local News 8. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Fahim Rahim, M.D. who is board-certified in both Nephrology and Internal Medicine". Bingham Memorial Hospital. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Fahim Rahim, MD - Medical professional details". Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  13. ^ Chidanand Rajghatta (26 April 2015). "Is this the 'Big Himalayan Quake' we feared?". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Local team manages to cut red tape to deliver aid to Nepal". Idaho State Journal. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  15. ^ "Pocatello doctor: Latest quake sets back relief efforts". Local NEWS8 & KIDK. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  16. ^ "No Roads, No Helicopter, No Problem". The Huffington Post India. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  17. ^ "Former Vegas nightclub employee heads to Nepal to make a difference". NEWS3 LV NBC Universal Media, LLC. Archived from the original on 31 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  18. ^ "Nepal Earthquakes 2015 - JRMFoundation". Crowdrise. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  19. ^ "Walk-a-Thon Held to Benefit Nepal Relief". Kpvi News 6. Archived from the original on 31 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  20. ^ "Klyde Warren Park rally set to provide quake relief to Nepal". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  21. ^ "7-Day Entertainment Calendar for South-central Idaho". Magic Valley Times-News. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  22. ^ "Rusch gives back and builds partnerships" (July 2013). Idaho Mountain Express. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  23. ^ "Diversity Part 2: Local Doctor has Global Reach". KPVI NEWS 6. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  24. ^ "Our Advisors of 3iSessions". Archived from the original on 28 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  25. ^ "IDAHO HOMETOWN HERO MEDAL". Library of Congress.
  26. ^ "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.
  27. ^ "157 CONG. REC. E1554 - RECOGNIZING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF DRS. FAHIM AND NAEEM RAHIM". GPO's Federal Digital System. Retrieved 19 April 2015.